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19th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE FRENCH CINEMA, CULTURE, FASHION AND MUSIC

French Spotlight Event to Feature the Regional Premiere of Custody (Jusqu'à La Garde)

On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, the 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales will present its French Spotlight, an evening celebration of French cinema and culture featuring a screening of Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) followed by a festive post-screening gala.

Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) follows an 11-year-old boy’s fight to ensure his abusive father does not win shared custody. The odds are unfortunately stacked against him and his fearful mother, as his father is deceptively playing the part of a kind and caring parent before the court. Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) is written and directed by Xavier Legrand, starring Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, and Florence Janas.

Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) (In French with English subtitles), will screen on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. at The Triangle (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, CA 92627). The post-screening celebration will take place at 9:30 p.m. at Time Nightclub (1875 Newport Blvd B245, Costa Mesa, CA 92627).  The event will include select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs and a special performance by Orange County Aerial Arts.  Hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

“The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in contemporary French cinema.” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO Newport Beach Film Festival.

The Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight is supported by TV5 MONDE, French Consulate of Los Angeles, Diptyque Paris, Alliance Française of Orange County and San Diego, The French American Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles.

Admission to the French Spotlight Film and the Post Party is $45.00.

Post-screening Party Only is $25.00/ Film Screening Only is $20.00.

For ticket information and updates visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.

The Newport Beach Film Festival is offering MUSE readers a special discount code to attend the French Film Spotlight on May 1. Please use the code: FRENCHFIVE  to receive $5 off tickets.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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