News in 2006

Palm Springs Film Society presents "Thank You for Smoking"
3/15/2006
Scheduled Wednesday, March 15th at Regal Cinemas

Invited Palm Springs Film Society Members & Special Guests Must RSVP To Attend
Seating Is Limited

To RSVP Call (760) 322-2930 ext. 222

AMPAS / DGA / WGA / SAG Members Invited - Prior RSVP Is Required

Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Regal Cinemas 789 Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs Film Society & Fox Searchlight Pictures present a special screening of
Thank You For Smoking

Directed by Jason Reitman
Starring Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe,
William H. Macy and Robert Duvall
Rated: R RT: 92 minutes
Sponsored by The Desert Sun, Regal Entertainment Group & CBS-2

The hero of Thank You For Smoking is Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, who makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator (William H. Macy) who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes on TV talk shows and enlisting a Hollywood super-agent (Rob Lowe) to promote smoking in movies. Nick's newfound notoriety attracts the attention of both tobacco's head honcho (Robert Duvall) and an investigative reporter for an influential Washington daily (Katie Holmes). Nick says he is just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage, but he begins to think about how his work makes him look in the eyes of his young son Joey (Cameron Bright).

Reviews
"A comedy likely to delight both mainstream and art-house audiences." -- Susan Green, BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE

"An entertaining satire on contemporary morality that skewers corporate spin culture, political correctness and that most rhetorical of concepts in Bush's America, personal freedom." -- David Rooney, VARIETY

Mission Statement
The Palm Springs International Film Society is dedicated to 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.

PSIFS 1700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite # 3, Palm Springs,
California 92262
phone: (760) 322-2930 website: www.psfilmfest.org
email: info@psfilmfest.org