June 5 at 7:30pm
The Film: Sliding Liberia
(Documentary, 2007, Liberia / USA, 48 min)
Director: Britton Caillouette
Cast: Dan Malloy, Nicholai Lidow, Chris Del Moro, Crystal Thornburg, Alfred Lomax, Dorothy Schellart, Bill Roberts, Maurice Davis
Four young surfers travel through the war-torn West African nation of Liberia in search of the perfect wave. With the recent war shadowing the landscape, the group must face the everyday realities of life in a war-torn world. The search for waves becomes a quest for understanding, as the surfers record the stories of Liberians they meet along the way. Juxtaposing war-torn urban landscapes with images of tropical paradise, the film explores the tension that exists inside every traveler-a desire to connect with new people and places and an instinct to insulate oneself from the harsh realities of their surroundings.
2008 CINEMA ORANGE Film Series
Co presented by the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Orange County Museum of Art, Cinema Orange will spotlight the cinematic works of independent filmmakers from around the world. Celebrating its fourth season, the 2008 Cinema Orange summer film series will showcase an eclectic slate of feature length narrative, documentary, short and animated films from the recent 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival. Dedicated to championing the works of aspiring and established filmmakers, the Festival and OCMA proudly embrace the passion, independent spirit and creative vision of these talented artists. Interactive question and answer with filmmakers will follow select screenings. Films will screen on select Thursday evenings in the museum's auditorium. Film screenings are free with museum admission.
Admission Members - FREE
Students (w/valid ID & Seniors 65+) $8
Children under 12 - FREE
For more information go to: http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/ocma.php