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Valley Views

This selection of diverse new feature films share one unexpected thing in common: each of them has a major connection to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, whether they were shot here, produced or directed by a long-time resident of Palm Springs and/or feature Palm Springs in a major way. We're in the movies!


Adopt a Sailor   

Adopt a Sailor
USA, 2008, 86 min.
Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory) are featured in this witty dramedy about a dysfunctional New York couple who inadvertently "adopt" a sailor during Fleet Week and find themselves changing in unpredictable ways, thanks to the presence of the young sailor.... more



American Primitive   

American Primitive
USA, 2009, 93 min.
Alternately funny and heartbreaking, American Primitive tells the story of the havoc that surrounds a teenaged girl's life when she discovers her widowed father is gay. Inspired by true events, the film is set against the backdrop of the changing sexual identity of the '70s.... more



Bart Got a Room   

Bart Got a Room
USA, 2008, 80 min.
Danny Stein wants what most of the guys at his school want on prom night: a little action from a hot girl. But with the clock ticking and viable girls getting snatched up, Danny's search for the perfect date becomes more desperate, and more hilarious.... more



Cat City   

Cat City
USA, 2009, 95 min.
This film noir crime thriller, set amid the trappings of wealth and the high life in Palm Springs, makes excellent use of its sun-drenched local backdrop to spin its tale of infidelity, deceit, greed and murder in the world of high-rolling developers and low-life financial backers.... more



The Inheritance of War   

The Inheritance of War
USA, 2009, 72 min.
When Palm Desert attorney James Parkinson took on the case of a group of WWII POWs looking to sue the Japanese companies who used them as slave laborers, his life was changed forever. An eye-opening account of a little-known chapter of the war — the Bataan Death March.... more



Nerdcore Rising   

Nerdcore Rising
USA, 2008, 82 min.
Palm Springs native Negin Farsad makes an auspicious directorial debut with this vastly entertaining filmic treat that follows MC Frontalot in his first national tour with his band, unveiling the roots of their genre, the dorky complexities of its artists, and one MC's fight for nerd stardom.... more



No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos   

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
USA, 2008, 97 min.
No Subtitles Necessary traces the lives and careers of legendary cinematographers Laszlo Kovaks and Vilmos Zsigmond using archival footage and interviews with a mix of iconic "New Hollywood" and contemporary movie figures including Peter Fonda, Sharon Stone, John Voight, Barbara Streisand, Pe... more



Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman   

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
USA, 2008, 84 min.
IIn his eight-decade career, California-based Julius Shulman became the world's preeminent architecture photographer and the man who defined the way we view modernism. This visually inventive documentary revisits some of the landmark houses.... more





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