Magazine article Screen International

‘The Water Diviner’ to Open Newport Beach Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

‘The Water Diviner’ to Open Newport Beach Film Festival

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"Russell Crowe and his team have crafted a moving, thoughtful and truly beautiful film," said NBFF executive director and CEO Gregg Schwenk.

"The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to be partnering with the Australian Government and Warner Bros Entertainment to bring such powerful cinema to our audience."

"G'Day USA and Ausfilm are delighted to, once again, partner with the Newport Beach Film Festival to bring the best of Australian film to US audiences and commemorate the centenary of Australian and New Zealand troops landing in Gallipoli Cove during World War One," said Australian Consul-General Los Angeles, Karen Lanyon.

"Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner pays homage to that defining moment in our nation's history and we are thrilled that the Newport Beach Film Festival has chosen the film for opening night."

NBFF will screen more than 350 films from 50 countries and host nightly special events, red carpet galas, filmmaker conversations, international spotlight events and seminars. …

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