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Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez to honor Hebe Tabachnik at the PSIFF
1/13/2012
2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez to honor
Hebe Tabachnik at the
Palm Springs International Film Festival


(Palm Springs) – Today, January 13th, Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez will honor Ms. Hebe Tabachnik during a special presentation at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Tabachnik, who has curated the Festival’s Ciné Latino program for the last three years, will receive the honor at 7:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Theatre.


“I am honored to recognize Ms. Hebe Tabachnik for her work to build a greater appreciation of and a growing audience for Iberoamerican filmmaking in the U.S.,” said Pérez.  “Ms. Tabachnik is building bridges of understanding between filmgoers here and the many different countries and cultures embraced through the Ciné Latino showcase at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.”


Assemblyman Pérez will be honoring Tabachnik at the screening of The Perfect Stranger at the Annenberg Theatre.

Date:               Friday, January 13, 2012
Location:        Annenberg Theatre, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Time:               7:30 p.m.


Tabachnik is currently the Feature Film Iberoamerican Programmer for the Palm Springs and Los Angeles Film Festivals, and the Short Film Programmer for the Los Angeles Film Festival.  For over a decade, she has been a film curator and has participated as a juror, project evaluator, and panelist at film festivals in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and China.


For more information, please contact Jacqueline Lopez at 760-342-8047 or 760-989-3899.


About The Palm Springs International Film Festival


The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 130,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.  The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Bridges, Danny Boyle, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Ron Howard, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman and Kate Winslet.


The 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is presented by Title Sponsor, the City of Palm Springs.  Renewing sponsors, to date, of this year’s Festival include The Desert Sun, Spencer’s Restaurant and KPSP Local 2.  Major sponsors include Bank of America, Penfolds, Regal Entertainment and Wells Fargo.  The Festival’s Awards Gala is presented by Cartier and sponsored by Official Vehicle, Mercedes Benz.


For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.


Contacts
Steven Wilson / Emily Davis
B|W|R Public Relations
310.550.7776 
swilson@bwr-la.com / edavis@bwr-la.com


David Lee
Palm Springs International Film Festival
760.322.2930
david@psfilmfest.org

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