80 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 MUSIC MUSIC FILMS Sonic Fantasy In every profession there is someone who changes the rules of the game. In music, that person is Bruce Swedien. In the early eighties in Los Angeles, Bruce embarked on a project that revolutionized the music industry forever. For the first time, those involved in that project tell the unknown story behind the work that Bruce did and how his talent ended up being an essential piece in the history of popular culture. Sonic Fantasy introduces you to the man behind the best music you’ve ever heard. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Marcos Cabotá Producer: Paula Serra 2022 - Spain Sound of The Surf The first historic documentary to chronicle the true story of Surf Music as California’s indigenous pop music movement, before it became a distorted Hollywood exploitation of teen culture. Through intimate interviews, media archives, scrapbook photos and home movies, it presents the stories of the musicians who lived the phenomenon, looking through their eyes. And it all started in Orange County, California. Director: Thomas Duncan Producer: Thomas Duncan, John Blair, Isariya Duncan Cast: Robert Berryhill, Eddie Bertrand, Robert J. Dalley, Richard Delvy, Flo and Eddie, Paul Johnson, Kathy Marshall, Bill Medley, Art Munson, Nick O’Malley 2022 - United States 2021 - United States 2021 - United States The Job of Songs In Doolin, an isolated village teetering on the western edge of Ireland, a community of musicians seek joy and connection through music as they face a modernizing world. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Lila Schmitz Producer: Fengyi Xu, Lila Schmitz, Anika Kan Grevstad Writer: Lila Schmitz The Return of Tanya Tucker : Featuring Brandi Carlile Trailblazing, hell-raising country music legend Tanya Tucker defied the standards of how a woman in country music was supposed to behave. Never believing the influential Tucker received her due respect, Grammy Award winning songwriter and musician Brandi Carlile and producer Shooter Jennings managed to coax Tucker into the studio with the goal of creating her first album of original music in 17 years. Director: Kathlyn Horan Producer: Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman Writer: Kathlyn Horan Cast: Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile