I was once asked if I could go back in time to view any historical event, what would it be? My answer was the moment Cortez and his troops entered the Aztec empire Tenochtitlan, now present day Mexico City. I may get my wish at the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival with the Mexican film Epitaph.
One of the features of the NBFF Latino Showcase, it tells the story of three Spanish Conquistadores marching to the summit of the great Mexican volcano Popocatepetl. There are two other films screening as part of the Latino Showcase on Wednesday, April 27. The Chilean film, The Mother of the Lamb and Brazil's The Violin Teacher.
In addition, due to popular demand, the festival is featuring a second screening of Remember Me featuring Rita Moreno. Rita was present for a question and answer session following the previous screening so you may have an opportunity to meet her in person. As you know, she was one of the principal actors and dancers in the film West Side Story.
And if you are in the mood to dance, be sure to join everyone for the Latino post party at Via Lido Plaza, 3459 Via Lido Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663. This party never disappoints with generous samplings from various area restaurants and libations from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Stella Artois. If, you want to stay alcohol free there is plenty of Jarritos in various flavors. Major sponsors to this year's Latino after party are Univision and K-LOVE 107.5.
Entertainment ranges from Brazilian samba dancers to ballet folklorico along with aerial performances and stilt walkers from Ruby Karen's famous performance team.
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