Films and Events


Character

His hatred for his father is passionate, but forceful enough to murder? Dutch director Mike van Diem’s feature film debut is an intensely emotional paradox. How can one man, seemingly decent and honorable, be accused of such a heinous crime? Rich, complex and moving, this is one of those rare films that feels like an instant, cinematic classic. (PSIFF 1998) Free community screening sponsroed by Desert Care Network.
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January 9, 2019 2:15 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Chocolat

In this whimsical fable set in a small, tranquil and traditional town, Vianne, opens a “chocolaterie” with mysterious and irresistible confections. Her ability to select just the right chocolate for someone slowly starts to win the town over, but also gains her a powerful enemy. (PSIFF 2001) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 10, 2019 1:30 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Cinema Paradiso

This loving tribute to the power and immortality of the cinema is told through the biography of a legendary movie director who is enthralled by the magic of the movies at an early age. (PSIFF 1990) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 4, 2019 12:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Cities of Last Things

Director Wi Ding Ho travels backward in time in this three-part film, each segment revealing the shocking events that ruined a Taipei cop’s life and left him hopeless and intent on revenge in a bleak, dystopian society of the future.
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January 8, 2019 6:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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City of God

The slums of Rio de Janeiro are the setting for this magnificent and raw epic that chronicles the growth of gang warfare and drug trade over a two decade period. Focused specifically on two boys who live as part of Rio’s “favelas” — trapped in a never-ending cycle of violence, which they accept without question. Nonetheless, director Fernando Meirelles has managed to infuse a measure of humor, happiness and hope for the children who survive. (PSIFF 2003) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 11, 2019 1:45 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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City of Joel

The City of Joel, a Hasidic enclave in Monroe, NY, numbers 22,000. The sect needs to expand, but it faces fierce opposition from other Monroe residents. Director Jesse Sweet captures a hornet’s nest of conflicting opinions and attitudes that couldn’t be timelier.
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January 4, 2019 4:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 6, 2019 9:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 13, 2019 10:00 AM
Annenberg Theater

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Cold Sweat

Afrooz, whose Iranian women’s futsal team is off to play the finals in Malaysia, can’t board the plane — her husband hasn’t signed the permit for her to leave the country. Based on real cases of women athletes being denied clearance to travel, Soheil Beiraghi’s second feature is a timely and gripping account of the strict patriarchal laws that still exist and the fierce determination of the women attempting to fight against them.
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January 9, 2019 10:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 1:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 2:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Core of the World

A young man from a troubled background works as a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in provincial Russia in this beautiful, naturalistic film about the need for belonging and acceptance.
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January 8, 2019 9:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 12:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Closing Night Gala | Ladies in Black

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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January 13, 2019 6:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A marvelous spectacle ignites the screen as the martial arts genre is reconsidered as a fabulous feminist epic. (PSIFF 2001) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 12, 2019 1:15 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Daughter of Mine

A primal tug-of-war unfolds in a Sardinian village as a 10-year-old girl finds herself torn between two women who call themselves her mother: the hardworking woman who raised her, and the wild “party girl” who gave birth to and abandoned her.
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January 10, 2019 3:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 3:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Day Night Day Night

After 9/11, the thought of a suicide bomber in New York City has become an unfortunate and reoccurring nightmare. Playing off our sense of helplessness, Day Night Day Night is a powerful political drama about the terror inherent in terrorism. (PSIFF 2007) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 13, 2019 1:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Destroyer

Oscar®-winner Nicole Kidman (Lion, Big Little Lies, The Hours) gives a transformative performance as Erin Bell in director Karyn Kusama’s (The Invitation, Girlfight) Destroyer. This dark and captivating crime thriller about a Los Angeles detective facing the consequences of a mysterious past in Palm Springs, California is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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January 10, 2019 7:00 PM
Palm Springs High School

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The Devil We Know

This urgent exposé of how DuPont poisoned a West Virginia town (and the rest of the world) with the chemical used in Teflon is a portrait of corporate arrogance — and a tribute to the embattled whistle-blowers who took on a multinational Goliath.
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January 4, 2019 9:00 AM
Palm Canyon Theater

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January 6, 2019 11:30 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 1:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Diamantino

Disgraced after a disastrous showing at the 2018 World Cup, Portuguese superstar Diamantino sets off on a quest for personal redemption, only to wind up ensnared in a series of misadventures involving a pair of conniving twin sisters, a right-wing conspiracy and the global refugee crisis in this outrageous, gender-bending satire.
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January 5, 2019 6:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Diane 

Meticulously observed, supremely well acted and very moving, Kent Jones’s character portrait offers Mary Kay Place a chance to shine as a 70ish widow in rural Massachusetts trying to deal with a slate of problems, including her son’s (Jake Lacey) ongoing battle with addiction.
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January 4, 2019 12:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Don't Be Nice

We follow the five young members of the Bowery Slam Poetry Team as they prepare to compete in the National Poetry Slam in Atlanta. Urgent and intimate, this passionate documentary shows how they turn personal pain into poetry, slamming truth to power.
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January 4, 2019 6:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 5, 2019 10:30 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 13, 2019 10:30 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Donbass

Told through a series of vignettes, this macabre, social-realist portmanteau about the civil war in eastern Ukraine evokes the social breakdown in the Donbass region.
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January 7, 2019 5:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 8, 2019 11:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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Don’t Shoot

The latest from Stijn Coninx, the director of Festival favorite Marina, is a riveting, real-life film noir based on a notorious crime spree that traumatized Belgian society from 1982 tp 1985, when the Brabant Killers topped the country’s most-wanted list.
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January 9, 2019 2:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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The Double Life of Veronique

The idea that each of us has a perfect double somewhere in the world, with the same talents, but making different choices, is a fascinating one. It is from this fantasy that The Double Life of Veronique springs. Sharing not only a name, but also a gift for music and a potentially fatal heart condition, the two women pursue their individual lives, somehow aware that they are special. Though one will die an untimely death, her effect on the other will not cease. (PSIFF 1992) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 4, 2019 3:30 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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