By Paul Bartelt, IPA News
Newport Beach, Ca. This years 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival was attended by over 40,000 cinema fans, viewing 350 films from 50 different counteries. The annual one week festival also includes domestic films, shorts, music videos and a colligent showcase. The Film Festival was co-founded by Gregg Schwenk who serves as the Executive Director and has the support of over 500 local volenteers assisting on site durring the week of the Festival.
In association with the movies, film fans were also invited to over 25 evening gala sponsored parties. A Saturday night centerpiece, The Unicorn, directed by Robert Schwartzman, entertained the audiencewith a film about a young couple that have been engaged to get married four years and were invited to celebrate her parents 25th wedding anniversary and renewal in Palm Springs ,California. After discussing that her parrents were engaged in sexual threesoms, the young couple decide to try it themself. After visiting a strip club, in hopes of finding a willing partner, they ended up calling for a female partner from a masage advertisment that would includer a night of sex. Durring this alchol induced wild evening, the boyfriend becomes jelouswhen he sees how his girlfriend is enjoying the experience and it reults to deeper relationship problems threatening their future togther. ” All that glidders is not gold! ” In the end the experience ends up making the young couples realize that their relationship stronger and opens their minds and hearts that now is the time to get married and commit to each other forever.