News in 2011

March 3rd - Free Film Screening of "The Big Sleep"
Palm Springs International Film Society

Palm Springs International Film Society presents
FREE Screening of
Humphrey Bogart biographer, Stefan Kanfer to attend.

Thursday, March 3rd – 5:30 pm
Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

The Palm Springs International Film Society and the Palm Springs Art Museum will present a FREE screening of the film noir classic “The Big Sleep” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, directed by Howard Hawks on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Annenberg Theatre, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs. The screening begins at 5:45 p.m. with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

The event will feature an appearance by author Stefan Kanfer, whose current book, “Tough Without a Gun, The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart” is currently on the New York Times best seller list. Mr. Knafer will offer insights into the movie and into the life of Humphrey Bogart in a post-screening Q&A session. He will also beavailable for a book signing following the screening.

Mr. Kanfer was a writer and editor at Time for more than twenty years and was its first bylined film critic. In his previous books Mr. Kanfer documented the lives of such Hollywood legends as Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando and Groucho Marx. He is a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and the recipient of numerous writing awards.

The Big Sleep
is one of Raymond Chandler's best hard-boiled detective mysteries transformed into a film noir, private detective film classic. This successful adaptation ofChandler's 1939 novel was from his first Philip Marlowe novel. It was directed by the legendary Howard Hawks, scripted by Nobel laureate William Faulkner (with additionalassistance from Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman), and scored by composer Max Steiner.

The Big Sleep is the best example of a classic Warner Bros. mystery. It is a very complex, confusing, logic-defying whodunit with a quintessential private detective (Marlowe), false leads, unforgettable dialogue and wisecracks, raw-edged characters, sexy women, tough action, gunplay, a series of electrifying scenes, and screen violence.

The screening is free to the public and will take place at the Annenberg Theatre at the Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd.

PSIFS MEMBERS: To RSVP for a reserved seat for this film, please reply to (PLEASE DO NOT CALL)

AND... by showing your membership card you will receive free parking at the garage across from the Museum!

A limited supply of books will be available for purchase night-of-show at the Museum. You will also find "Tough Guy Without a Gun" on sale early next week at:

JUST FABULOUS, 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 864-1300