Students from Coachella Valley schools experience Student Screening Day as a part of our Educational Outreach Program, a year-round branch of the film society 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. Filmmakers will accompany movies, engaging students through Q&A's in order to discuss the film topics and provide expertise on the filmmaking process.
In the morning, two films will be shown to 1,050 area high school students: Samson & Delilah, about a young Aboriginal couple facing cultural hurdles, followed by the historically important documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. In the evening session, students are invited to free screenings of Only When I Dance, a documentary that follows young Brazilians as they pursue professional dancing careers; Sweet Crude, a film that discloses a war between people of the Niger Delta and a local oil company; and 1981, a coming-of-age comedy following a cheeky young liar.
Chipotle, Cranberry Raisinets, Fresh & Easy
Associated Student Screening Day
Samson & Delilah
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Only When I Dance