Films and Events


Dragged Across Concrete

Three violent men — two world-weary policemen on suspension and a recently released felon — converge on a bank robbery from different starting points, and the repercussions affect an entire community.
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January 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 12, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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Dukla 61

The July 7, 1961, Dukla mine disaster in the Czech Republic is the backdrop for this taut family-drama-turned-thriller from Variety Director to Watch David Ondrícek (In the Shadow, PSIFF 2013).
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January 4, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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January 13, 2019 3:30 PM
 

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Eighth Grade

Written and directed by comedian turned filmmaker Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE is a widely acclaimed, heart-warming and ultra-realistic coming of age drama that centers around Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) and the ups and downs of her last week of middle school.
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January 5, 2019 6:45 PM
 

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El Chicano

An avenger roams the barrio, taking down drug dealers and cartel kingpins in this action-packed thriller with a Latinx super hero at its center. The energy never flags in a film that film delivers chases, shootouts, explosions, and a story that packs a wallop.
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January 8, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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January 9, 2019 4:00 PM
 

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Euthanizer

Writer/director Teemu Nikki describes his darkly comic drama about a man merciful to animals but ruthless to humans as “Dirty Harry with pets.” Cranky loner Veijo puts animals out of their misery and delivers justice to careless owners who neglect their pets.
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January 7, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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January 9, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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Eva + Candela

A filmmaker falls in love with her leading lady. Their affair begins in passion, but what happens when euphoria settles into routine? This smart and very sensual drama examines the metamorphosis of love with warm but unsparing clarity.
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January 8, 2019 3:30 PM
 

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January 11, 2019 8:00 PM
 

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Everybody Knows

Past secrets and grudges are revealed when a mysterious tragedy leaves a festive wedding in disarray, with former lovers Laura (Penélope Cruz) and Paco (Javier Bardem) at the center of it all in this smoldering thriller from master auteur Asghar Farhadi.
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January 8, 2019 7:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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EXT. Night

In this social satire about class and misogyny, disillusioned Moe is a young Egyptian filmmaker burnt out by the commercial work he’s been getting but must continue. To edit his work, he heads to the opposite side of the city. So begins a wild night that also works as a classic setup to a joke: a filmmaker, a cabbie and a prostitute walk into a diner…
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January 10, 2019 5:00 PM
 

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January 13, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García

Stuck in a rut, former schoolteacher and planetarium guide Celeste García finds herself chosen to begin a new life on the planet Gyrok, leading to an unexpected journey to the center of her own life in this warm, funny debut feature.
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January 9, 2019 2:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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The Factory

Facing the imminent closure of the factory where they work, a ragtag group of laborers hatch a risky plan to kidnap their boss and hold him for ransom in this gripping, socially conscious thriller from Russian writer/director Yuriy Bykov.
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January 8, 2019 8:00 PM
 

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January 9, 2019 6:00 PM
 

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Family First

The fragile thread holding together two brothers and their recovering alcoholic mother becomes strained to the point of crisis when the elder brother attempts to break away from the family’s criminal activities.
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January 5, 2019 8:30 PM
 

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January 7, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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Fast Color

On the run because of her secret, supernatural abilities, Ruth must return to her mother’s isolated home to face her past and determine her future. Fast Color is a rare and wondrous hybrid: a sci-fi thriller with a beating heart.
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January 9, 2019 9:30 AM
 

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January 10, 2019 8:00 PM
 

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January 12, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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Fig Tree

Set at the end of the Ethiopian Civil War of 1989, Fig Tree follows 16-year-old Jewish Ethiopian Mina as she navigates her formidable years amid the unforgivingness of war. A coming-of-age story that is both devastating and beautiful.
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January 8, 2019 2:30 PM
 

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January 10, 2019 9:30 AM
 

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The Fireflies Are Gone

Sébastien Pilote’s third feature continues his cinematic exploration into small-town culture and characters in search of direction, this time centering on one pivotal summer in the life of 17-year-old Léo.
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January 5, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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January 6, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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Eyes on the Prize: Foreign Language Oscar® Directors in Discussion

It’s another notable year for the Academy’s Best Film in a Foreign Language category: 87 countries put forward a film in the hopes of taking home that coveted golden statue. In December that impressive number will narrow to nine, with the final five nominees announced on January 22. Of those 87 national selections, 43 are on offer at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 2019 edition. And for the fifth year running, we’re proud to present a panel discussion with shortlisted directors, giving the Festival audience a unique understanding of these films and their makers. This year’s panel will be announced in January.
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January 7, 2019 4:45 PM
 

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For All Mankind

This astonishing document of man’s quest to conquer the lunar frontier covers the nine manned moon missions launched by the U.S. between December, 1968 and November, 1972. (PSIFF 1990) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network
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January 6, 2019 12:30 PM
 

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Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

An iconic street photographer of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand captured humanity in still 35mm with a startling physicality. This brilliant collage of the life and work of the revered, and at times controversial, artist is a beautiful throwback to a pre-Photoshop era of black-and-white virtuosity.
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January 4, 2019 4:45 PM
 

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January 5, 2019 9:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Gay!La

Leave boring behind and join in tonight's electrifying time. This event is an annual highlight during the Palm Springs International Film Festival. With lots of great music and lots of great fun, you won't want to miss this evening's vibrant event.
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January 10, 2019 9:00 PM
Toucan's

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General Magic

Uncovering the fascinating history of arguably the most mythicized tech start-up in Silicon Valley history, General Magic is an illuminating, nostalgic trip to the early 1990s, when a bunch of geeks aspired to change the world with the touch of a screen.
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January 4, 2019 10:30 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 5, 2019 12:30 PM
 

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

In honor of her new book, Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes America, acclaimed author Karina Longworth will present a special screening of the Jane Russell classic, Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Expanding on her work from her immensely popular podcast, You Must Remember This, Longworth's book examines the roles of gender, sex and power in Hollywood's golden age through the lens of many woman pursued by Howard Hughes, including Russell herself. The screening will be preceded by an in-depth talk from Longworth and followed by a book signing.
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January 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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