44 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 FEATURES Dear Zoe When Tess and her family suffer an unimaginable loss, she finds support from a surprising source—her biological father, a lovable slacker from the wrong side of the tracks, and the charming but dangerous juvenile delinquent next door. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Gren Wells Producer: Marc Lhormer, Brenda Lhormer, Peter Phok, Christopher H. Warner Writer: Marc Lhormer, Melissa Martin Cast: Sadie Sink, Theo Rossi, Kweku Collins, Vivien Lyra Blair, Justin Bartha, Jessica Capshaw 2022 - United States FEATURE FILMS Disfluency After failing her final college class, Jane, a once bright and promising student, returns home to her family’s lake house and--with the help of her friends and family--she comes to terms with the confusing trauma that derailed her senior year. Director: Anna Baumgarten Producer: Danny Mooney Writer: Anna Baumgarten Cast: Chelsea Alden, Dylan Arnold, Ariela barer, Libe Barer, Wayne David Parker, Diana DeLa Cruz, Michael Alan Herman 2021 - United States Double Down South In the dangerous high-stakes world of illegal keno pool gambling, Diana (Lili Simmons), a smart, tough newcomer, charms keno-veteran Nick (Kim Coates) into taking her under his wing. They prepare to risk it all to defeat the world champion, but soon find themselves in much more danger than they ever imagined. Q & A with cast and crew after film. Director: Tom Schulman Producer: Rick Wallace, Sara Sometti Michaels, Seth Michaels Writer: Tom Schulman Cast: Lili Simmons, Kim Coates, Igby Rigney, Tom Bower, Justin Marcel McManus, Rebecca Lines, Cameron Cowperthwaite 2022 - United States Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama. Director: Ang Lee Screenwriter: Hui-LIng Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai, Du Lu Wang Producer: Li-Kong Hsu, William Kong, Ang Lee Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Pei-Pei Cheng 2000 - Hong Kong SAR China, China