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“WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story” Opens the Newport Beach Film Festival October 13.

“WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story” Opens the Newport Beach Film Festival October 13.

Thursday, October 13, kicks off the beginning of the eight-day Newport Seaside Movie Pageant. The pageant’s opening night time gala options the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant darling, WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story starring Daniel Radcliffe, ​Evan Rachel Wooden, ​Rainn Wilson, ​Toby Huss, ​Julianne Nicholson, and ​Quinta Brunson. WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story (2022, United States, 108 minutes) will display screen at 7:00 pm at Edwards Large Newport (300 Newport Middle Drive, Newport Seaside). A Roku authentic movie, which is accessible for streaming on November 4 on The Roku Channel, WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, is directed by Eric Appel and written by Eric Appel and “Bizarre Al” Yankovic. Daniel Radcliffe is “Bizarre Al” Yankovic within the unexaggerated true story concerning the best musician of our time. From a standard upbringing the place enjoying the accordion was a sin, Al rebelled and made his dream of fixing the phrases to world-renowned songs come true. An instantaneous success and intercourse image, Al lives an extreme life-style and pursues an notorious romance that just about destroys him.

“The Newport Seaside Movie Pageant is thrilled to bookend this yr’s version with two unimaginable movies [WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery] that characteristic stellar expertise and noteworthy storytelling. We’re proud to carry excellent international cinema and compelling filmmaker conversations to Southern California. This yr’s program is the strongest in our 23-year historical past,” said Gregg Schwenk, CEO/Government Director of NBFF.

Recognized for its elaborate events, following the premiere, attendees will expertise the Pageant’s famend Opening Evening Gala at Style Island and revel in signature tastings from greater than two dozen of the world’s high eating places, together with a hosted bar sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. As well as, company will get pleasure from a particular sneak peek efficiency from the Broadway manufacturing of Moulin Rouge! The Musical Winner of 10 Tony Awards® together with Greatest Musical.

Persevering with the custom set over the previous a number of years, movies will display screen at 4 Orange County venues: THE LOT at Style Island (Newport Seaside), Edwards Large Newport (Newport Seaside), New Port Theater (Corona del Mar), and Starlight Triangle Cinemas (Costa Mesa). The pageant will probably be in-person and showcase over 350 movies worldwide. As well as, the Pageant will host nightly particular occasions, awards contenders, and compelling conversations with filmmakers. Pageant highlights embrace Pageant Honors celebrating Selection’s ’10 Actors to Watch, a Centerpiece program, Worldwide Highlight occasions (UK, Eire, Mexico, France, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, Canada, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and China), and Particular Packages (Motion Sports activities, Artwork, Structure + Design, Cinema on Cinema, Culinary, Environmental, Household and Music Movie Sequence) and curated shorts packages.

Tickets to Opening Evening Movie and Gala are $225. Tickets to the Closing Evening Movie and Gala are $145. Occasions are open to attendees 21 & older.

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