Excitement fills the air as RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS makes its gala West Coast premiere at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival.

This will be the ONLY chance for West Coast Ringer fans to see the highly-anticipated, critically acclaimed documentary in a theater. Miss this and you’re out of luck.

Many surprises are in store — including a confirmed appearance by the Steward of Gondor himself John Noble! Other celebrity attendees will be announced as they are confirmed.

Billy Boyd’s short film INSTANT CREDIT will screen immediately before RINGERS.

After the premiere, come to the RINGERS PREMIERE AFTER-PARTY with hosted bar and appetizers at The Fashion Island Hard Rock Café located at 451 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA, 92660 — Tel: 949-640-8844. The event is for ages 21 and over ONLY! (No exceptions.) Live music and performances are being scheduled, details TBA. More information and celebrity appearance updates can be found here: http://www.theonering.net/ringers/newportbeach_info1.shtml

The 2005 NBFF also includes a special Seminar Series where you can meet RINGERS director Carlene Cordova! She will be speaking on the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Documentary Filmmaking panel. Scheduled for on Sunday April 24th from 2:30pm – 4:00pm at the Newport Beach Public Library, located at 1000 Avocado Drive in Newport Beach.


The RINGERS is screening on Saturday, April 23, 2005, at 7:30pm at the classic LIDO CINEMA located at 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA, 92663 — Tel: 949-673-8350.

You may purchase tickets for both screening and the after-party Friday, April 1, 2005, on the Festival’s official site [www.newportbeachfilmfest.com] or by phone at 866-NBFF-TIX. Combo price for both screening ticket and party is $50.00/each. Screening tickets only $15.00/each. Reserve tickets early — they are expected to sell out.

Due to technical difficulties, tickets for the Newport Beach Film Festival will go onsale on Monday, April 4 and 12noon Pst. But the schedule for the festival is now posted for your perusal.

For Ringers in Southern California — be sure to join the official Line Party mailing list to get updates and special news in advance of this blow-out event! [http://www.theonering.net/movie/lineparty/displayList.php?id=39]

RINGERS debuted at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival this January to sell-out crowds and great reviews. The Toronto Star called it “…comprehensive, entertaining and informative pop cultural history.” Independent film ubersite FilmThreat proclaimed: “It is a documentary that will always be a salient part of Lord of the Rings history…. See it, absorb it, love it!”

RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS serves as a remarkable dénouement to the past 50 years of the worldwide following of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”