News in 2007

Palm Springs International Film Society Presents Free Screening Of “Little Big Man” as the Second Offering of the Community Outreach Initiative
Film critic and author Stephen Farber to moderate post screening discussion

Palm Springs, CA (June 12, 2007) – The Palm Springs International Film Society is pleased to announce a free screening of the Arthur Penn western, Little Big Man starring Dustin Hoffman (1970), as the second offering of the series How the West Was Won: The Evolution of the Western Genre. The screening will take place on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00 pm at the Palm Canyon Theatre; 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. Recounting how the West was won through the eyes of a white man raised as a Native American, Penn's 1970 adaptation of Thomas Berger's satirical novel was a comic yet stinging allegory about the bloody results of American imperialism. Chief Dan George was nominated for an Oscar® as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Old Lodge Skins, a role originally offered to, and turned down by Marlon Brando.

The coordinator and moderator of the post screening discussion is Stephen Farber, film critic for Movieline’s Hollywood Life and a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and many other publications. He is the author of several books on film, including Hollywood Dynasties and Hollywood on the Couch. He has conducted screening programs and discussions at UCLA Extension, J. Paul Getty Museum and at several film festivals including AFI FEST, Berlin, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Venice International Film Festivals.

Reservations are required; a maximum of two tickets per person can be reserved by calling 760-322-2930 ext. 253 or emailing