D23 members are being offered discounts to certain screenings and events at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival.
On Friday, April 24 at 7pm, enjoy An Evening of Film and Fun Set to Music: A Gala Reception & Concert with Marc Shaiman. Join multiple Academy Award® nominee, Tony Award® and Grammy Award®-winning film composer and songwriter Marc Shaiman for a tune-filled evening of performance and memorable behind-the-camera stories of his many film projects including such modern day movie classics as Hairspray, The Wedding Planner, My Giant, Sleepless in Seattle, Sister Act, City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally and Beaches. Shaiman received the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards for his work on the Broadway hit Hairspray. May not be suitable for younger audiences. D23 Member Price: $20 (Regular: $30).
On Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm, see the new documentary film the boys: the sherman brothers’ story which takes an intimate look at the acclaimed songwriting duo of brothers Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman.
People the world over have been entertained and enchanted by the music of the Sherman Brothers. The Academy Award-winning brothers arguably defined family musical entertainment with unforgettable songs for such classic films as Mary Poppins, The Parent Trap, The Jungle Book, The AristoCats, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, etc. Due to their creative contributions to the Disney Theme Parks around the globe, including penning the song “It’s a Small World (After All),” the sun never sets on a Sherman Brothers song. The film opens in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco on May 1. D23 Member Price: $8 (Regular: $10)
Finally, join Oscar Nominated Film Producer Don Hahn and Disney Creative Director David Bossert for Another Evening of Disney Rarities on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm for a back-by-popular-demand presentation of rarely seen animated treats, some of which haven’t been seen by the public in over 60 years. Fans of Tim Burton will also be pleased to see a rare screening of his 1982 stop-motion short Vincent along with other vintage Disney cartoons. D23 Member Price: $10 (Regular: $15)