Films and Events


The Band's Visit

Some of the best comedies are drawn from life‘s most serious conflicts, and proof lies in this witty and gentle lark about an Egyptian brass band that finds itself lost in a backwater Israeli town. Propelled by charismatic and engaging performances, the film is earned awards around the world. (PSIFF 2008) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 7, 2019 4:45 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Bel Canto

Based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel, Bel Canto stars Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe as strangers at the center of a hostage situation in a South American mansion. In this powder keg environment a romantic drama unfolds, and humanity and passion can be found on both sides of the standoff.
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January 6, 2019 10:00 AM
Palm Springs High School

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January 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Annenberg Theater

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January 13, 2019 6:30 PM
Annenberg Theater

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Birds of Passage

What was meant to be a one-time marijuana deal by a member of Colombia’s Wayuu tribe soon becomes a major drug trafficking operation. It transforms the group and sets in motion the disintegration of a rich culture in this gripping, epic crime film.
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January 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 8, 2019 6:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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BlacKkKlansman

Funny, furious, and all too relevant, BlacKkKlansman tells the tall-but-true tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first black detective in the Colorado Springs police department, who put on his “white voice” and joined forces with Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to infiltrate and undermine the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

In conversation with Author Ron Stallworth

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January 8, 2019 4:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

The iconic jazz label Blue Note Records, founded in New York by two German Jews who fled Berlin — and home to Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones and so many more — is the subject of this rich, convivial musical feast.
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January 4, 2019 5:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 5, 2019 9:00 AM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Bohemian Rhapsody

In conversation with Actor Rami Malek
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January 3, 2019 12:15 PM
Annenberg Theater

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Border

Fantastic in every sense of the word, this idiosyncratic thriller centers on a customs officer with a special talent for detecting contraband who ultimately must choose between good and evil. From a short story by the author of Let the Right One In.

In conversation with Director Ali Abbasi

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January 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Palm Springs High School

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Botero

Generally acknowledged as the world’s most popular living artist, the paintings and sculptures of Fernando Botero grace major institutions, private collections, and public spaces all around the globe. This beautifully photographed documentary delves into the dramatic events that shaped Botero’s character, groundbreaking vision and ambitions.
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January 5, 2019 3:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 6, 2019 9:30 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 12, 2019 9:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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The Boys of St. Vincent

This film dramatizes an explosive real life scandal: the physical and sexual abuse of young boys by Catholic Brothers in a Canadian orphanage. Director John N. Smith, an award-winning staff director for the National Film Board of Canada, made a work of art that was been prevented by court action from being seen in the provinces of Toronto and Quebec. (PSIFF 1994) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 9, 2019 8:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Buck Run

Set in rural Pennsylvania, Nick Frangione’s affecting drama gives us 15-year-old Shaw (Nolan Lyons, Boardwalk Empire), a bullied outsider trying to cope with his mother’s death and a reunion with his estranged, alcoholic father (James Le Gros).
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January 6, 2019 5:00 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 8, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Buffalo Boys

This raucous anti-colonialist fantasy reminiscent of Django Unchained is the first Indonesian Western. Following a brutal massacre and murder of Sultan Hamza, his two young sons are taken to America to learn the ways of the West in preparation for revenge in a surprising showdown.
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January 7, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Burning

Eight years after being blacklisted in a systemic oppression of artistic freedom, Lee Chang-dong, the foremost Korean auteur (Poetry), is back with a slow-burning thriller based on Haruki Murakami’s short story “Barn Burning,” which brilliantly illustrates the current world.
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January 7, 2019 6:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 8, 2019 5:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 13, 2019 10:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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Butterflies

When their father calls after being estranged for 30 years, dysfunctional siblings are forced to take a road trip to their childhood village in rural Turkey in this touching and bittersweet family dramedy.
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January 4, 2019 10:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 3:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 12:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Buy Me A Gun

In an apocalyptic Mexican desert ruled by cartels, optimistic Huck (Matilde Hernández Guinea), a young girl passing as a boy, is an innocent mired in Hell. Julio Hernández Cordón’s stylish dystopian tale more than warrants the comparisons many have made between it and Fury Road.
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January 5, 2019 3:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Chef Flynn

Astonishingly gifted boy chef Flynn McGarry grows up in a full sprint in this intimate and fascinating documentary that captures his passage from self-taught culinary child prodigy in a Los Angeles suburb to a celebrated master chef debuting his new Manhattan restaurant.
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January 7, 2019 3:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Caché

A well-off Parisian couple receives an anonymous videotape showing their house over the course of a couple of hours. Disturbed, they do nothing until another tape arrives. They are under surveillance. But why? And by whom...? Haneke uses the tropes of the thriller genre to produce a gripping narrative with a pungent political punch. (PSIFF 2006) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 10, 2019 7:30 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Cake

This modern, authentic movie about sibling relationships and the demands of aging parents stimulates conversation and stands as an example of the resurgence of new Pakistani cinema.
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January 5, 2019 12:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 7, 2019 1:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy shines and surprises as the acerbic, heavy-drinking, down-on-her-luck Lee Israel, a writer who finds larcenous success forging and selling the letters of famous dead celebrities. A flamboyant Richard E. Grant gives an award-winning performance as her charmingly shady partner in crime. Based on a true story.

In conversation with Actor Richard E. Grant

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January 4, 2019 9:45 AM
Annenberg Theater

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Capernaum

An emotionally charged tour de force, Nadine Labaki’s film chronicles a Lebanese boy’s harrowing odyssey, with a refugee baby in tow, through the country’s slums before he sues his own parents for giving him life in such a depraved world.
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January 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Annenberg Theater

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January 8, 2019 12:45 PM
Annenberg Theater

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The Chambermaid

Living her life within the confines of a pricey Mexico City hotel, shy maid Eve longs for human connection, unexpectedly coming into her own through the promise of education and surprising new friendships in this subtle, assured debut.
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January 9, 2019 2:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 4:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 13, 2019 9:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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