The 16th annual California festival will present A Brilliant Young Mind, Set Fire To The Stars and A Little Chaos on Friday.


Morgan Matthews’ A Brilliant Young Mind stars Asa Butterfield as maths prodigy and also stars Sally Hawkins. The film premiered in Toronto last year.

Set Fire To The Stars features Elijah Wood as Dylan Thomas and is directed by Andy Goddard of Downton Abbey fame.

Alan Rickman’s period drama A Little Chaos (pictured) stars Matthias Schoenaerts and Kate Winslet as rival landscape gardeners commissioned by Louis XIV to create a fountain at Versailles.

The films will be followed by the festival’s UK Celebration Gala.

The Newport Beach Film Festival UK Celebration is supported by BMW, Visit Newport Beach, Ted Baker London, Movado, Air New Zealand, ME Hotel London, British American Business Council – Orange County, BritWeek and Screen International.

The festival runs from April 23-30. For further details click here.