Films and Events


The Purity of Vengeance

A suspenseful Nordic noir, marking another standalone entry in the Department Q series, based on books by best-selling crime writer Jussi Adler-Olsen. Detective Carl Mørck and his assistants Assad and Rose unravel the mystery of some mummified remains found in a Copenhagen apartment building.
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January 14, 2019 6:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Shoplifters

Winner of the Palme D’Or in Cannes and Japan’s submission to the Academy Award®, Shoplifters is far more than a heist story. This haunting exploration of love and compassion for marginalized people poses the question of what really defines a family.

In conversation with Writer/Director Hirokazu Kore-eda

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January 14, 2019 6:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Sofia

In Morocco, having sex outside of marriage is punishable by a jail term. When young, single Sofia (Maha Alemi) and her family discover she’s about to give birth, director Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi uses the subsequent family machinations to expose the hypocrisy intrinsic to Morocco’s patriarchal culture.
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January 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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The Upside

A heartfelt comedy that finds a wealthy yet pessimistic man (Bryan Cranston) with quadriplegia discovering a new zest for life when he hires a fast-talking parolee (Kevin Hart) to be his caretaker in this hysterical adaptation of the French international phenomenon, The Intouchables (PSIFF 2013).
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January 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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What Will People Say

A first-generation Norwegian teen clashes with the traditional values and expectations of her Pakistani immigrant parents in this compelling coming-of-age drama. Writer/director Iram Haq (I Am Yours, PSIFF 2014) smartly probes the problems of a character caught between cultures.
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January 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Who Will Write Our History

As the nightmare of the Warsaw Ghetto unfolded, a team of Jews secretly compiled eyewitness accounts of the Nazi horror, then buried them before they could be destroyed. This powerful documentary uncovers the amazing story behind the creation of the Oyneg Shabes Archive.
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January 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Yomeddine

A cured leper living in one of Egypt’s last remaining leper colonies decides to leave the only home he has ever known and takes off across the Egyptian desert to look for the family he once had. With wonderful performances by non-actors, this debut film is a beautiful, gentle and touching story about family, our search for belonging, and the wonderful connections we make along the way.
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January 14, 2019 3:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Yuli

Deep into rehearsals for an autobiographical show, legendary dancer Carlos Acosta looks back on a troubled, transcendent life — from a tough working-class upbringing to the pinnacle of his artistry — in this heartfelt and rapturously alive new feature (with stunning dance sequences) from acclaimed director Icíar Bollaín (The Olive Tree).
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January 13, 2019 8:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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पार्टी! Fête! Fiesta!

Ready for a journey to some amazing locations around the world? It's a party to celebrate India, France and Mexico without ever leaving Palm Springs. Come and join the पार्टी! Fête! Fiesta! upstairs in the Saguaro's Sago ballroom and deck featuring food bites from the countries, karaoke for a crazy good time and a beer tasting station.
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January 5, 2019 9:30 PM
 

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306 Hollywood

Having regularly interviewed their grandmother for years, Elan and Jonathan Bogarín made a startling decision when she died: They would turn her house into an archaeological site. What emerges is a gloriously visual, genre-bending treat that mixes the fantastic and the mundane to wonderful effect.
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January 8, 2019 4:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 9, 2019 9:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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All is True

Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen star in Branagh’s intimate, revelatory portrait of William Shakespeare in the last act of his life. His career over, he returns to his home in Stratford-upon-Avon to encounter old ghosts, old loves, and his resentful family.
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January 4, 2019 6:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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The Accountant of Auschwitz

In an age of “fake news,” are we to trust the memories of those who bear witness? These and other questions around justice are at the core of this well-drawn examination into the trial of Oskar Gröning (known as “The Accountant of Auschwitz”), which began when he was 94 years old.
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January 5, 2019 5:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 6, 2019 11:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 1:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin was at the peak of her powers in 1972 when she recorded the best-selling gospel album of all time before a live audience at a Baptist church in Los Angeles. The film of that event, finally unveiled, is a roof-raising, soul-stirring experience.
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January 9, 2019 10:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 12, 2019 7:15 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Amélie

A charming fantasy revolving around a sad waif who overcomes her lonely childhood and finds a way to bring cheer and joy to others and ultimately herself, Amélie received ecstatic reviews and tremendous box office success in France, making the film somewhat of a national treasure. (PSIFF 2002) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 6, 2019 2:45 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Anchor and Hope

When her cat dies, Eva finds herself yearning to become a mother. She enlists the sperm donor services of free-spirited Roger against the wishes of her partner, Kat, in this lively, honest comedy on the messiness of love, relationships and parenthood.
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January 6, 2019 5:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 8, 2019 10:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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The Angel

Alluring, angelic and amoral, baby-faced robber Carlos Robledo Puch, aka Blondie, quickly moves from breaking and entering to murder alongside handsome career criminal Ramón, soon becoming Argentina’s most wanted, feared and infamous outlaw.
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January 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 9, 2019 8:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Arctic

Steely and stoic Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen) finds his advanced survival skills pushed to their limit after his plane crashes in the Arctic and a failed rescue attempt leaves him with a seriously injured woman to care for in director Joe Penna’s jarring and visceral survival tale.
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January 5, 2019 9:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 12, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Asako I & II

Two years after being abandoned by the inscrutable, seductive Baku, Asako is stunned to meet Ryohei, the spitting image of her ex-lover. Caught between reality and a dream-state, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s latest film explores a young woman’s struggle to reckon with a past love she can’t escape.
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January 9, 2019 11:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 12, 2019 1:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Ash Is Purest White

Set in the Chinese underworld, this latest offering from director Jia Zhangke is more of an epic tale of love, crime and punishment than a gangster movie. The film was made in collaboration with Jia’s wife and muse Zhao Tao, who gives one of her best performances to date.
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January 8, 2019 6:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 9:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Ayka

Set among the unforgiving, snow-covered back alleys and streets of Moscow, an impoverished Kyrgyz woman fights for her own survival after abandoning her newborn in this harrowing, raw depiction of a determined immigrant’s plight.
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January 7, 2019 1:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 8, 2019 11:30 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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