Student Screening Day at PSIFF is an entire day of programming devoted to students in the Coachella Valley and an exciting, first-time event in our 20-year history. These free screenings, held on Wednesday, January 7, will be attended by students from all of Coachella Valley's high schools, colleges and extension programs as part of our Educational Outreach Program. This year-round branch of the film society is designed to expose students to outstanding examples of international cinema as well as to give them the opportunity to engage with filmmakers in interactive programs.
Each film in this event's diverse collection -- equally balanced between documentaries and feature narratives -- was chosen because of its particular poignancy and educational value for students. In the morning, two films will be shown at Palm Springs High School to more than 500 high school students from throughout the valley. In the evening session, high school students and their parents, along with college and extension students, are invited to free screenings at Regal Cinemas.
Special thanks to First Student Charter for providing transportation for the morning program, Chipotle for feeding the students, and attorney James Parkinson and his publisher for giving free, signed copies of his book, Soldier Slaves, to all high school students.
Associated Student Screening Day
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
The Black Balloon
The Inheritance of War
The Witch of the West Is Dead