Apr 1, 2009

2009 Action Sports Film Series at Newport Beach Film Festival

On Friday, April 24, the 10th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will kick off its 2009 Action Sports Film Series at 6:00 pm with its Action Sports Spotlight presentation of the Irish surf film Waveriders at the Regency Lido Theater.

The seven-day event is co-produced by ChopShop, Orange County’s leading action sports lifestyle film production company and sponsored by FUEL TV, SURFING Magazine and Etnies, and partnering with group Y. The Newport Beach Film Festival’s Action Sports Film Series will spotlight twenty films from around the world, including documentary, narrative, animated and short films featuring compelling stories exploring the realms of surfing, skiing, snowboarding, motocross and wakeboarding.

On Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 pm at the Regency Lido Theater, the NBFF will present the Festival world premiere of Berkela Film’s new film Street Dreams starring Rob Dyrdek, Paul Rodriguez and Ryan Sheckler.

The Festival will also present the world premieres of Echo Beach, a local OC-produced film portraying the emergence of surf culture in Newport Beach in the 1980’s, Billabong’s new wakeboard film Out of the Pond and Harley-Davidson’s road adventure film Steezy Riders.

Other Highlights in the Action Sports Film Series:

On Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 pm at the Regency Lido Theater, the NBFF will host the world premiere of Brent Meeske and Ryan Casey’s latest film The Glacier Project, a stunning surf glacier documentary shot in Alaska, featuring big wave surf champions Garrett McNamara and Kealii Mamala, as the finale of the 2009 Action Sports Film Series. Beyond the Dream: The Joey Buran Story, Clay Marzo: Just Add Water, Havana Surf, Hermanos 2, The Lost Wave, Looking Thru The B-Sides, The Massive, Red Bull X-Fighters: Unleashed, The Ripple Effect, Swift Silent Deep, That’s It That’s All, Tougher Than Iron and Waterman round out the lineup.

The Action Sports Series is part of the Newport Beach Film Festival, now in its tenth year, which will open on Thursday, April 23, and run through Thursday, April 30, featuring over 300 films screening at the historic Regency Lido Theater and Edwards Island Cinema in Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

Schedule and tickets are available at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


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