Films and Events


Secret Ingredient

A railway mechanic finds a marijuana stash on board a train and bakes some into a cake to help his ailing father. His father’s health miraculously improves, but his neighbors demand the recipe and mobsters want their missing drugs back.
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January 7, 2019 2:00 PM
 

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January 11, 2019 10:30 AM
 

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Sew the Winter to My Skin

Set in 1950s South Africa, Sew the Winter to My Skin is a poetic reimagining of folk hero John Kepe, a real-life outlaw who was an Apartheid-era Robin Hood. Not your standard biopic, it is a cinematic genre-defying Western-epic-adventure, light on dialogue but visually stunning and with a glorious score to match.
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January 8, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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January 13, 2019 4:30 PM
 

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Shadow

To deceive the royal court, a wounded commander trains a doppelgänger to serve in his stead in this bravura martial arts epic of the Three Kingdoms period directed by legendary Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou.
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January 9, 2019 12:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 12, 2019 1:15 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Shaolin Soccer

Director, writer and lead actor, Stephen Chow is one of Chinese cinema’s greatest comedic talents. Equally prolific and outrageous, he had become a sensation in Hong Kong due to his raw ingenuity, his exaggerated pantomimes and absurdist humor, which make Shaolin Soccer a visually exciting mix of genre-bending belly laughs and spectacular visual effects. (PSIFF 2003) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 13, 2019 6:30 PM
 

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Sharkwater Extinction

A powerful sequel to the 2006 multi-award-winning Sharkwater, the late ecologist and activist Rob Stewart’s film continues his quest to expose the illegal international shark fishing industry. Stewart went undercover to investigate the criminal trade of these misunderstood creatures.
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January 4, 2019 6:00 PM
 

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January 6, 2019 8:00 PM
 

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Shirkers

In 1992 in Singapore, cinema obsessed teen Sandi Tan was making an independent guerrilla film called Shirkers, until her collaborator disappeared with all the footage. Twenty years later, director Sandi Tan goes looking for the film in this powerful personal portrait.
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January 4, 2019 1:45 PM
 

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January 5, 2019 9:30 AM
 

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January 12, 2019 2:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Shut Up and Play the Piano

Chameleonlike musician Chilly Gonzales — a punk rapper and performance artist in the Berlin underground scene who turned into a composer of classical pieces and a Grammy winner — is the subject of Philipp Jedicke's kaleidoscopic, hugely entertaining DIY portrait and career survey.
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January 5, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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January 6, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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Shéhérazade

In this exhilarating, darkly luminous film, Shéhérazade and Zachary meet and quickly fall in love on the tough streets of Marseille. But their relationship is complicated by the fact that Zach is trying to get his life on track after a stint in juvenile detention and Shéhérazade is a teenage prostitute.
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January 4, 2019 3:00 PM
 

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January 11, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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January 12, 2019 4:30 PM
 

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Sibel 

Sibel, a mute, is considered bad luck by the superstitious villagers who have made her an outsider. Determined to kill a wolf that’s been hunting around the village, she spends a lot of time in the woods setting traps. There she encounters a young fugitive whose arrival will trigger new feelings within her.
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January 8, 2019 3:00 PM
 

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January 12, 2019 9:30 AM
 

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Simple Wedding

An absolutely hilarious and sweet confection of cinema, Simple Wedding subverts the rom-com norms with aplomb when a feisty first-generation Iranian American woman attempts to balance falling in love with a queer artist and the expectations of her more traditional parents.
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January 10, 2019 1:00 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 12, 2019 1:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Smuggling Hendrix

A down-on-his-luck Greek Cypriot musician must think creatively when his adorable dog accidentally crosses over to the Turkish side of Nicosia. This droll comedy captures the absurdity and tragedy of a complicated political situation.
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January 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 8, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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January 11, 2019 3:00 PM
 

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Socrates

A desperate 15-year-old Brazilian boy has to deal with the death of his mother and his own sexual awakening in Alex Moratto’s powerful debut film , nominated for three Spirit Awards, including best actor for newcomer Christian Malheiros.
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January 4, 2019 9:00 AM
 

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January 6, 2019 6:30 PM
 

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Sound of Noise

Sound of Noise is a delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story. With complex and wackily staged musical numbers, the feature debut of Swedish directors Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson hits notes corresponding to silly, racous and rhapsodic. (PSIFF 2011) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 11, 2019 4:45 PM
 

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique sensibilities to a fresh version of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-ManTM: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where anyone can wear the mask. In Conversation with Brian Tyree Henry.
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January 11, 2019 8:15 PM
 

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Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly brilliantly transform themselves into Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in this warm, poignant look at the last chapter in the legendary comic team’s career, as they tour British music halls and thrash out old grievances.
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January 5, 2019 12:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Stockholm

After a chief contender for the Nobel Prize in economics dies, his four closest friends scramble to keep it a secret in the increasingly hectic days leading up to the big announcement in this sprawling, irreverent, heartfelt episodic farce.
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January 8, 2019 2:00 PM
 

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January 10, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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January 13, 2019 11:00 AM
 

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Strictly Ballroom

Baz Luhrmann's debut film (featured in the New Voices New Visions category here in 1993) offers up dazzling dance routines and a sweet and comedic love story that's sure to have you falling in love. Strictly Ballroom is strictly sensational. (PSIFF 1993) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 8, 2019 4:15 PM
 

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Styx

A doctor embarks on a sailing expedition expecting solitude but soon finds herself confronted with the harsh reality of human suffering in this tense survival drama that captivates even as it sheds light on a horrifying and very real timely crisis.
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January 4, 2019 12:30 PM
 

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January 11, 2019 4:30 PM
 

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January 12, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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Sunset

László Nemes, whose astounding feature debut Son of Saul won a Best Foreign Language Oscar®, brings his distinctive visual style to a tale about the sunset of the Austro-Hungarian empire, set in Budapest during the second decade of the 20th century.
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January 7, 2019 3:30 PM
 

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January 8, 2019 1:30 PM
 

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Supa Modo

A bittersweet testament to the power of cinema and community, filmmaker Likarion Wainaina’s first feature film abounds in hope, love and humanity that lingers well after the credits roll when a terminally ill 9-year-old’s final days are transformed.
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January 5, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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January 7, 2019 11:30 AM
 

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