Palm Springs International Film Society and the Palm Springs Art Museum present

BACKYARD OASIS FILM SERIES

Select Thursdays at 6pm, in the Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs
FREE


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These films have been selected by the Palm Springs International Film Society as part of programming associated with the exhibition Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982 which is part of Pacific Standard Time, an initiative of the Getty Foundation.





THE SWIMMER


Thursday, February 2nd, at 6:00 p.m.
Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Directed by: Sam Wood

Released: 1935

Burt Lancaster stars as a deeply alienated man whose dreams have been trashed in this surreal allegorical tale based on the John Cheever short story








SWIMMING POOL


Thursday, March 8th, at 6:00 p.m.
Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Directed by: François Ozon

Released: 2003


Charlotte Rampling stars in this twisted psychological thriller about a British mystery writer who jumps at her publisher’s offer to provide her with his vacation home in the French countryside for the summer. Once there, she discovers that the house comes replete with its own pool and an unwanted guest.







A BIGGER SPLASH


Thursday, April 12th, at 6:00 p.m.
Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Directed by: Jack Hazan

Released: 1973


A striking documentary about the artist David Hockney, with an emphasis on his swimming pool paintings created in Southern California. This film won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.







MEN WHO SWIM


Thursday, May 3rd, at 6:00 p.m.
Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs


Directed by: Dylan Williams

Released: 2010

When a British man living in Sweden finds himself on the brink of turning 40, he decides to combat his mid-life crisis in a wholly unexpected way: he joins a men’s synchronized swimming team. The plot thickens when the men decide to compete at the first-ever All Male World Championship.