48 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 FEATURES Peace in the Valley In the aftermath of a senseless act of violence, a young mother must learn to manage her overwhelming grief—not only for her own peace of mind but for the sake of her young son. Director: Tyler Riggs Producer: Andrew Carlberg, Brit Shaw Writer: Tyler Riggs Cast: Brit Shaw, Michael Abbott Jr., Dendrie Taylor, William Samiri 2021 - United States FEATURE FILMS Pinball- TheManWho Saved the Game The story of GQ journalist and real-life pinball wizard Roger Sharpe, the young Midwesterner who single-handedly overturned New York City’s 35-year ban on pinball machines in 1976. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg Producer: Rob Pfaltzgraff, Stacey Parks, Lana Link, Summer Moore, Tony Glazer Writer: Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg Cast: Mike Faist, Crystal Reed, Dennis Boutsikaris, Mike Doyle, Kenneth Tigar, Damian Young, Bryan Batt, Michael Kostroff, Christopher Convery, Connor Ratliff, Supriya Ganesh, Rose Arredondo, Eric William Morris, Jake Regal, Zac Jaffee, Chris Morena, Olivia Kou 2022 - United States Righteous Thieves The head of a secret organization assembles a crew to steal back artwork plundered by Nazis during World War II. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Anthony Nardolillo Producer: Jolene Rodriguez Writer: Michael Corcoran Cast: Cam Gigandet, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Lisa Vidal, Carlos Miranda, Sasha Merci 2022 - United States Nocebo This psychological thriller from Ireland delves into topics about consumerism, human exploitation, the fast-paced fashion industry, and the power of the brain to decide whether to hurt or heal the physical body. As a fashion designer suffers from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband, help arrives in the form of a Filipino caretaker who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth. Director: Lorcan Finnegan Producer: Brunella Cocchiglia, Emily Leo Writer: Garret Shanley Cast: Eva Green, Mark Strong, Chai Fonacier 2022 - Ireland