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Yale Club of Orange County Presents: 11th Annual YALE IN CINEMA | Newport Beach Film Festival

Yale Alumni, Family, Friends!

You are cordially invited to join us for our 11th Annual YALE IN CINEMA CELEBRATION at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

This year's Program includes 16 Yale Films celebrating the work of 18 Yalies in Film.  Including this year’s films, I am very happy to report that we have featured 133 Yale Films by 168 Yalies within our YALE IN CINEMA Program at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Select a Yale Screening below by clicking more> to get more information about the filmmakers screening and Q & A, Receptions, Panels, and After Parties.


I'll Be Me
5:15 PM     Fri, Apr 25

James Keach DRAMA '70 – Director

Two years ago, music icon Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with the diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a goodbye tour across the country. more>

Break Point
8:00 PM     Fri, Apr 25

Daniel Hammond '05 - Executive Producer

Two estranged brothers reunite to make an improbable run at a grand slam tennis tournament. The mismatched pair, with some unlikely help from a precocious 11-year-old boy, re-discover their game and their brotherhood. more>

We'll Never Have Paris
8:00 PM     Fri, Apr 25

Kevin Scott Frakes SOM '04 - Executive Producer

A hilarious, clumsy and at once human account of screwing up on a transcontinental level in a noble effort to win back 'the one.' more>


A Little Game
2:00 PM     Sat, Apr 26

Evan Oppenheimer '85 - Director, Writer

Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a young downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the game to teach her resilience, perseverance, and how to embrace inevitable change. more>

Obvious Child
8:00 PM     Sat, Apr 26

Polly Draper '77 DRAMA '80 – Actor

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, her everyday life as a female twenty-something gets flipped upside down when she gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day. more>

The Perfect 46
8:00 PM     Sat, Apr 26

Don McManus '81

A look at the personal, professional, and social consequences that arise when a geneticist creates a website that pairs an individual with their ideal genetic partner for children.

Beside Still Waters
8:15 PM     Sat, Apr 26

Brett Dalton DRAMA '11 - Actor

A young man struggles for closure after the death of his parents and the impending loss of his family home. He stakes his future on one last weekend reminiscing and reconnecting with his friends.


Impossible Light
6:00 PM     Sun, Apr 27

Leo Villareal '90 – Himself

Internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal and his dedicated team set out to install 25,000 LED lights on the side of San Francisco's Bay Bridge for an abstract fine art sculpture known as The Bay Lights. more>


The Red Robin
5:00 PM     Mon, Apr 28

C.S. Lee DRAMA '98 – Actor

As a psychiatrist who adopted five children from around the world and raised them in a house full of love lies on his deathbed, his youngest son is on a mission to prove his father didn't adopt for love but for experimentation
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Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia

8:15 PM     Mon, Apr 28

Chad Troutwine SOM '02 - Executive Producer

No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, take a look at a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism
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*YALE SPOTLIGHT* - Women Direct Film!

Fort Bliss

7:00 PM     Tue, Apr 29

Claudia Myers '94 - Director, Writer, Producer

Ron Livingston ’89 – Actor

Adam Silver ’96 – Producer

A heart wrenching story of a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother who returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to face a troubled relationship with her 5-year-old son.

Half Of A Yellow Sun

7:45 PM     Tue, Apr 29

Chimamanda Adichie GRAD '08 – Novelist

Two English educated sisters return home to their native Nigeria where they lead very different lives with very different loves amid the violent backdrop of the Nigerian civil war.

The Congress

7:45 PM     Tue, Apr 29

Paul Giamatti '89 DRAMA '94 – Actor

An aging, out-of-work actress agrees to be 'scanned' and have her likeness preserved for Hollywood's use. Gone for twenty years after the process, she returns to a world greatly changed by that decision. more>

OUT – Short

8:30 PM     Tue, Apr 29

Charles Evered DRAMA '98 - Director, Writer

Raymond Bilotti, a down-on-his-luck, 'every man', faces the prospect of losing his home, his mother, and his most closely held secret in less than 20 minutes. more>


A Retrospective Evening with MacGillivray Freeman Films
7:30 PM     Wed, Apr 30

Stephen Judson '67 - Director, Writer, Producer

For fifty years, Orange County filmmaker Greg MacGillivray and his team at MacGillivray Freeman Films have been making films that surprise and delight audiences. From the classic surfing documentaries to collaborations on such Hollywood films as The Shining and Big Wednesday to award-winning IMAX films like Everest, The Living Sea and To The Arctic,



7:30 PM     Thu, May 01

Sarah Finn '86 – Casting Director

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.


For more information on Yale Screenings, Receptions, Panels, and/or After Parties, please contact Jim Gonzales ’83 at james.gonzales@lpl.com or at (949) 975-8145.

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