84 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 DOCUMENTARIES Good Night Oppy The film follows Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rover affectionately dubbed Oppy by her creators and scientists at NASA. Oppy was originally expected to live for only 90 days but she ultimately explored Mars for nearly 15 years. Director: Ryan White Producer: Jessica Hargrave, Brandon Carroll, Matthew Goldberg, Justin Flakey, Darryl Frank, Ryan White Writer: Helen Kearns, Ryan White 2022 - United States DOCUMENTRY FILMS Honk Dumped and alone at a city park, Honk spends his days dodging cars, begging for food and looking for friends. When Cheryl and Honk’s paths cross unexpectedly, what follows is a story in which fairy tales are made. As the budding friendship blossoms and Cheryl seeks a new home for Honk, he becomes a viral sensation capturing the hearts and minds of millions. Director: Cheryl Allison Producer: Cheryl Allison, Natalie Murray, Alison Smith Writer: Cheryl Allison Cast: Honk the Goose, Kathy Rogers, Mary Beth Purdy, Cheryl Allison Plays with: Fresh to Frighteening, Achieving Greatmess 2022 - United States The Friendship To bring his dream to life, Bob Rollins enlisted the help of his family and friends to build his boat in the backyard of their family home 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by houses and hemmed in by fences and trees, will Bob be able to transport the Friendship to open water so she can be raced in the 1959 Transpac Race, or will this landlocked vessel become Rollins’ folly? Director: Robert Rollins Producer: Robert Rollins Writer: Edward Fik, Ruben Murillo, Robert Rollins Cast: Dee Allen, Jack Curenton, Marilyn Curci, Matthew Hall, Jim Rollins, Robert Rollins Plays with: RAZMIK 2022 - United States It’s Quieter in the Twilight In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager deep space probes to study the outer planets and beyond. Working in an unremarkable office space, a diverse and select group of aging engineers find themselves still at the leading edge of discovery. Fighting outdated technology and time, Voyager’s flight team continues to pursue humankind’s greatest exploration. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Billy Miossi Producer: Matt Reynolds, Alissa Shapiro Cast: Andrea Angrum, Todd Barber, Suzanne Dodd, Jefferson Hall, Chris Jones, Sun Matsumoto, Enrique Medina, Fernando Peralta, Edward Stone, Lu Yang 2022 - United States