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NB Film Fest: One Week, 350 Films, 50 Countries

The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival—a week of pure film bliss—kicks off Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Big Newport with the world premiere of “Lovesick.” Orange County native Josh Goldstein produced the opening night romantic comedy starring Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter, Adam Rodriquez and Chevy Chase. (Cast and crew from “Lovesick” are scheduled to appear at the red carpet and screening.)

“Lovesick” tells the comic tale of Charlie Darby (Matt LeBlanc), a man who seemingly has everything going for him; however, the one thing that Charlie doesnt have is love. When Charlie starts to fall for a girl, his brain chemistry changes causing him to become clinically insane. Charlie needs to find a solution to overcome his psychosis, especially after meeting Molly Kingston (Ali Larter), a former dancer who just might be his perfect match.

Following the screening, the Festival will host an Opening Night gala at Fashion Island will feature culinary tastings from 35 of Orange County’s premiere restaurants and surprise entertainment.

Tickets to the Opening Night screening and gala cost $175 each and are available at Patrons can also purchase tickets to the Opening Night gala for $125 each. Guests must be at least 21 years old and cocktail attire is suggested.

The Newport Beach Film Festival runs through Thursday, May 1 and boasts more than 350 films from 50 countries and host nightly special events, red carpet galas, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlight events

Edwards Big Newport at 300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach.

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