Films and Events


The Waldheim Waltz

When Kurt Waldheim ran for president of Austria in 1986, the World Jewish Congress brought to light previously unknown details of his wartime service as a Nazi officer. A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.
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January 6, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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January 7, 2019 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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The Wedding Guest

A British man (Academy Award® nominee Dev Patel) travels to Pakistan with multiple passports to attend a wedding. After acquiring weapons and renting different cars, he drives to the village where the festivities are happening, with a mission that proves he is far from a regular guest.
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January 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 12, 2019 4:15 PM
Palm Springs High School

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The Wedding Ring

Tiyaa returns home to the Republic of Niger, after studying in France. The reunion with her affluent family and friends is tainted by the melancholy caused by an unresolved relationship she left behind in Paris. The new moon should help her figure out her next step.
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January 7, 2019 10:30 AM
 

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January 13, 2019 11:30 AM
 

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The Wife

Critics are lauding Glenn Close for her subtle portrayal of the seemingly loyal wife of 40 years to a literary lion (Jonathan Pryce) named as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Director Björn Runge’s deft and intelligent tragicomedy allows Close to shine.

In conversation with Actress Glenn Close

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January 4, 2019 9:00 AM
Palm Springs High School

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Walk to Vegas

Vincent Van Patten co-writes and stars in this gambling caper where the comedy gets funnier as the wagers get crazier. A friendly poker game winds up turning into a walk from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for a $5 million bet.
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January 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Palm Springs High School

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We Are the Heat

In the violent Colombian city of Buenaventura, lifelong friends Harvey, Freddy, Baby and Caleñito are the undisputed kings of hip-hop dance, but when the local drug trade tightens around them, they must decide between the pull of the streets and their dreams.
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January 10, 2019 3:30 PM
 

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January 11, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

A rich and punchy look at the life and career of Pauline Kael, whose passionate movie reviews inspired passionate loyalty in her fans and passionate objections from her foes. Smart and dishy, it’s a documentary no movie lover will want to miss.
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January 10, 2019 12:00 PM
 

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January 13, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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Wild

The nameless hero of this raw, fascinating walk on the wild side is a scruffily beautiful 22-year-old gay street hustler in Strasbourg, whose tough exterior is belied by his romantic neediness: he’s hopelessly in love with his “straight” fellow rent boy.
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January 4, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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January 9, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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Wild Tales

Wild Tales lives up to its name and then some, packing six absurdly taut, funny and emotionally charged short films into its running time. The common theme is revenge, and it’s delivered with a wicked sense of humor that’s befitting of the film’s producers, Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar. (PSIFF 2015) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 6, 2019 5:45 PM
 

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Winter Flies

In this seriocomic Czech road movie, two early adolescent boys barrel across the wintry back roads in a stolen Audi neither is old enough to drive. Winner of the Best Director prize at Karlovy Vary, this coming-of-age saga is a beguiling gem.
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January 6, 2019 2:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 7, 2019 7:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Woman at War

From the director of Of Horses and Men, this satisfying comedic crowd-pleaser tackles urgent global issues with humor and aplomb. Halla is a middle-aged Reykjavik choir conductor, but she’s also a secret eco-warrior, fighting to save the Icelandic countryside from industrial pollution.
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January 5, 2019 11:30 AM
 

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January 7, 2019 10:00 AM
Palm Springs High School

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January 8, 2019 4:30 PM
 

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a landmark in children’s television, and Morgan Neville (Oscar®-winner for Twenty Feet from Stardom)’s heartfelt portrait more than does justice to the show’s beloved host, Fred Rogers. Expect to be surprised by the film’s relevance and deeply moved by its subject.

In conversation with Director Morgan Neville

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January 12, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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Working Woman

This riveting drama about workplace sexual harassment centers on a young Israeli mother of three whose successes on the job are accompanied by increasingly overt advances by her boss, a luxury real estate developer not used to hearing the word “no.”
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January 10, 2019 1:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 2:00 PM
 

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Yellow Is Forbidden

Star Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, the face of the “new China,” gave documentary filmmaker Pïetra Brettkelly an all-access pass for this fascinating — and occasionally troubling — behind-the-scenes look at Guo’s life and the run-up to her make-or-break Paris runway show.
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January 7, 2019 9:30 AM
 

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January 8, 2019 4:00 PM
 

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2019 Film Festival