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    Closing Night Gala | Ladies in Black

    240 minutes | Closing Night

  

Closing Night Gala will sell out quickly.  Screening only tickets at the Camelot Theatres may be available here.

Closing Night Gala tickets include a ticket to the screening at Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School and entry into the reception afterwards at the Hiilton Hotel. | Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves.

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film synopsis

Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy; Tender Mercies; Breaker Morant) takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves. The story centers on 16-year-old, bookish, naive Lisa (Angourie Rice), who takes a job in the store at Christmas time and finds herself under the management and tutelage of Magda (Julia Ormond), a sophisticated postwar European immigrant who begins to have a profound influence on Lisa's world view. Beautifully shot (and a fashion lover's delight), the film weaves in integration of immigrants and women's changing societal roles that remain timely today. Filled with equal parts emotional drama and observational humor, Beresford brings us into a world where we can delight in the company of smart, sassy, and relatable women.

film details

Running Time: 240 minutes

Event Details

6:30pm | Screening | Please arrive 45 minutes before showtime
Richards Center for the Performing Arts at Palm Springs High School
2401 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 
*Do not discard your ticket, it will be needed for entry into the reception
Opening Night Parking Map

9:00pm | Reception | No early Birds 
The Hilton Palm Springs
400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262  
*A map from the High School to the Hilton Hotel will be provided upon exiting the screening.  Please follow these instructions as alternative entrances and roads may be unaccessible. Complementary Valet available

2019 Film Festival