Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2000
"Just, Melvin" Wins at Newport Beach Film Festival

The Newport Beach Film Festival...wound up its eight-day run with a real Hollywood ending that has organizers already looking ahead to next year..."You Can Thank Me Later" (best feature), "Just, Melvin" (best documentary), "Ave Maria" (best foreign film)......The festival's 20-member board of directors will meet in a week or two to begin discussing next year's plans.
                                                        -- Dennis McLellan

Los Angeles Times

Calendar; Entertainment Desk
BEST BETS Friday 10/05/2000


It's never too early to think Oscar in this town, and for documentaries the race begins with Doctober. Presented by the International Documentary Assn... The first three festivals produced six Academy Award nominees and two Oscar winners and this year should be no different...Fourteen films will be shown in eight programs on a rotating basis through Oct. 12...Friday, "Thin Ice," with the short, "Esther, Baby & Me," 10 a.m.; program of shorts includes, "The Laughing Club of India," "On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom" and "The Concert," noon; "Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles," with the short "Tales From the Reading Room," 2 p.m.; "Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story," with the short "The First Freedom," 4 p.m.; "Gaea Girls," 6 p.m.; "Burning Man: The Burning Sensation," with the short "Look Back, Don't Look Back," 8 p.m.; "Just, Melvin," 10 p.m. through next Thursday. $5 to $7 per program; weeklong passes, $35. (626) 351-8939...

DIRECTOR'S FILMS: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: New York, GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Hollywood, Telling Nicholas, Just, Melvin, TheWorkingGirl.com
Find out more about James Ronald Whitney's Productions at the Fire Island Films website
: www.FIFproductions.com
Comments or questions about the Web site contact the Web Master at www.SolutionsWebDesign.net

© 2003 James Ronald Whitney