News in 2013

Presenting the "One World" Short Film Program
9/24/2013
Palm Springs International Film Society

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM SOCIETY
PRESENTS “ONE WORLD” SHORT FILM PROGRAM
TO SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTIES


Palm Springs, CA (September 24, 2013) – The Palm Springs International Film Society (PSIFS) is proud to present “One World,” an entertaining and engaging program of multi-cultural short films from around the world.  “One World” is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and is intended to promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding while engaging the diverse populations of the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in the cinematic arts.  Held throughout the month of October, each of these free presentations will be followed by a lively guided discussion about the films, how they reflect shared experiences, and their transformative power.  


“The “One World” program addresses the Film Society’s ongoing commitment to provide cultural opportunities and access to diverse film programming in communities outside of the Coachella Valley,” said Executive Director Darryl Macdonald.  “We’re very grateful to The James Irvine Foundation for giving us the opportunity to create this program and share it with disparate audiences in other regional communities.”


One World” brings into focus the lives and cultures of the vastly different, yet amazingly similar people with whom we share the planet.  The program is available at the following locations and times:


Tuesday, October 1st- 4:00 p.m.
RIVERSIDE MAIN LIBRARY
3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501


Friday, October 4th- 4:00 p.m.
ARLINGTON LIBRARY
9556 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503


Sunday, October 6th- 2:00 p.m.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MUSEUM
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA 92347


Saturday, October 12th- 7:00 p.m.
DOROTHY RAMON LEARNING CENTER
111 N. San Gorgonio Avenue
Banning, CA 92220


Tuesday, October 15th- 5:30 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – RIVERSIDE
900 University Avenue
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building – INTS 1128
Riverside, CA 92521


Sunday, October 20th- 2:00 p.m.
BEAUMONT LIBRARY
125 East Eighth Street
Beaumont, CA 92222


One World is appropriate for ages 16 and up.  For further information visit www.psfilmfest.org  or call the Palm Springs International Film Society at 760-322-2930.


About The Palm Springs International Film Society
The Palm Springs International Film Society (PSIFS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. PSIFS strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience. 


The Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest are presented under the auspices of the Film Society and manifest the organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema and providing audiences with a unique opportunity to engage in an appreciation of and a dialogue about the art of cinema as it is represented around the world.


About The James Irvine Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. The Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three program areas: Arts, California Democracy and Youth. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 3,500 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With about $1.6 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $68 million in 2012 for the people of California.


For more information about the Irvine Foundation, please visit our Web site at www.irvine.org or call 415.777.2244.


Contacts
Steven Wilson / Lauren Peteroy
B|W|R Public Relations
212-901-3920
steven.wilson@bwr-ny.com / lauren.peteroy@bwr-ny.com


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