Despite it's name, much of it happens right here on Goat Hill, at The Triangle (or Triangle Square for us long-time locals).
Our scribe has volunteered for several years and yesterday she went to the meeting for returning volunteers.
She reports events/film showings will be at The Lido, The Triangle, Fashion Island, Big Newport, Sage Hill High School and South Coast Plaza Village. In other words, the whole Newport-Mesa area.
One of the most exciting announcements was UBER will be a sponsor. If you sign up during the festival using the code that's printed on your ticket, you'll get a $50 credit! How's that for a good deal?
Every volunteer gets a unique code that can be used to buy a certain number of half-price tickets.
Volunteers work a 4-hour shift doing everything from traditional theater activities like ticket sales to taking tickets at the door to the non-traditional, like bar tending and transportation. Our scribe sells tickets every year because everyone stops at the ticket booth.
Volunteers have to attend a training meeting and buy the volunteer T-shirt for a whopping $5! They are collectible as the color changes every year. 2014's is a muted orange.
The opening night film is Lovesick, directed by Luke Matheny, starring Matt LeBlanc and Chevy Chase. Closing out the festival is John Favreau's Chef. In between is something for everyone.
Ticket sales start April 1, and you can buy your tickets through this link.