Sunday, October 09, 2022

Spaceport Beach Film Fest

The Newport Beach Film Fest is coming up soon: Oct. 13-20, 2022. Flipping through the Los Angeles Times film fest supplement this morning, there are multiple movies of interest to genre fen included in the schedule. Here are the highlights.

Sunday, Oct. 16, the festival will honor this year's Newport Beach Film Fest honorees and the Variety 10 Actors to watch, which include:

  • Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Thuso Mbedu, The Woman King
  • Amber Midthunder, Prey
  • Keke Palmer, Nope (Artist of Distinction)
  • Joseph Quinn, Stranger Things
Notable genre screenings include:

Friday, Oct. 14
British Doctor Who writer Matthew Jacobs returns to fandom reluctantly.

A research scientist discovers how to follow people into the afterlife.

Saturday, Oct. 15
Steve "Spaz" Williams, who was behind the computer animation of the 1993 Jurassic Park, had a tumultuous career.

A caretaker applies folk healing to a mysterious ill fashion designer.

Sunday, Oct. 16
A stolen sword leads to adventure.

After her father's death, a high school senior attempts to complete her father's unfinished sf screenplay.

Monday, Oct. 17
A comic written by a young man begins to predict real-life events.

Children in an abandoned amusement park struggle to survive.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Pez smugglers in the 1990s compete to corner the market for the collectible candy dispenser.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Students at a school for heroes and villains are forced to choose sides.

Thursday, Oct. 20
A young pinball fan helps overturn New York City’s 35-year ban on pinball machines in 1976.

Horror shorts include Bowlhead, Bye Bye BabyCruise, Mama Retreat, Rooted, and Sushi Noh.

There are also multiple animated shorts and other films on the schedule.

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