88 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 DOCUMENTARIES The Fire That Took Her A story that lives at the intersection of true crime and #MeToo, THE FIRE THAT TOOK HER chronicles the life and death of Judy Malinowski, the first woman to testify from beyond the grave at the trial for her own murder. The film goes deep inside her landmark, precedent-setting case to ask a timely question: How much must women suffer in order to be believed? Director: Patricia Gillespie Producer: Patricia Gillespie, Julie Goldman, Christoper Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, Kristi Jacobson, Tracy Elizabeth Jarrett Cast: Judy Malinowski 2022 - United States DOCUMENTRY FILMS The Human Trial In 2011, Lisa Hepner and her husband Guy Mossman heard about a radical stem cell treatment for diabetes, a disease that shockingly kills more than five million people each year. Driven by a desire to cure Lisa of her own type 1 diabetes (T1D), the filmmakers were given unprecedented, real-time access to a clinical trial -- only the sixth-ever embryonic stem cell trial in the world. Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Lisa Hepner, Guy Mossman Producer: Jonathan Formica, Kristin Lesko, Lisa Hepner Writer: Lisa Hepner Cast: Maren Badger, Eugen Brandon, Kevin D’Amour, Howard Foyt, Lisa Hepner, Paul Laikind,Guy Mossman, Gregory Romero, Michael Scott 2021 - Canada The Baja BugMovie The humble little car that conquered the Desert. This is the story of a small car designed in the 30’s that became a legendary off-road car. In the 60’s this little car conquered Baja and did so with ease and style. The Story of the Baja bug is one that keeps evolving. Each generation adds their own touch and continues developing their cars. There are the purists who drive class 11, practically a stock bug. While others have taken their cars to another level... Q & A with cast and crew after screening. Director: Michael Squier Producer: Michael Squier Writer: Michael Squier Cast: Blake Wilkey, Sal Fish, Jesse James, Vic Wilson, Michael Perlman 2022 - United States The Art of Unwar Renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko has practiced socially engaged art for over five decades, dedicating his life and art to denouncing militarization and war. As an instigator for social change, Wodiczko’s powerful public art interventions disrupt the valorization of state-sanctioned aggression and challenge our complacency towards war, xenophobia, and displacement. Director: Maria Niro Cast: Krzysztof Wodiczko, Dread Scott, Ani Liu Cinematographer: María Niro Editor: Maria Niro Plays with High As A Kite 2021 - United States