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Giant Little Ones

In this sensitive and surprising coming-of-age drama, 17-year-old Franky’s drunken, confusing encounter with his best friend raises a host of questions about his sexual identity that he might not be ready to answer.
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January 5, 2019 2:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 8, 2019 1:15 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Girl

Fifteen-year-old Lara has a lot on her plate. Not only is she starting a new school in a new city and training to become a professional ballerina, she’s realizing she was born a boy.
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January 7, 2019 1:30 PM
Annenberg Theater

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

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January 13, 2019 10:00 AM
Palm Springs High School

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Golden Door

A Sicilian peasant family embarks on a difficult journey, leaving behind their treasured lifestyle in the hopes of securing a better tomorrow. Their voyage is a series of unending trials that, even if successful, merely promises cold-hearted bureaucracy and an uncertain future before they can fully access the New World. (PSIFF 2007) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 7, 2019 2:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Goodbye Solo

Ramin Bahrani — a US director of Iranian origin — has established himself as one of America’s best indie directors focusing on people living on the margins of society. His latest emotional and spiritual drama takes him to another level by dealing with a couple of underclass men — one an American, one an African immigrant — who form a bond. (PSIFF 2009) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 5, 2019 2:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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The Good Girls

Living a plush life of privilege in one of Mexico City’s most exclusive enclaves, beautiful Sofía struggles to hold on to her status as the peso collapses, setting her adrift in a new reality in this sly satire from Alejandra Márquez Abella.
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January 6, 2019 3:00 PM
 

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January 13, 2019 10:00 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Hamid

Like many men in Kashmir, young Hamid’s father has disappeared. As he’s looking for him everywhere, Hamid finds out that 786 is God’s “number,” a bit of knowledge that he applies to modern technology by trying out combinations on his father’s cell phone — and one day, his call is answered.
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January 4, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 5, 2019 4:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Happy Birthday PSIFF!

It's party time! Celebrate the 30th birthday of the fabulous Palm Springs International Film Festival. Come join us in The Commune for an extravaganza filled with music, dancing, snacks, drinks, games and fun. Oh, and did we mention cake?
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January 11, 2019 9:30 PM
Ace Hotel

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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Mild-mannered Colin (Neil Maskell) invites his extended family to ring in the New Year at a mansion in the English countryside where dysfunction flows as freely as the champagne in this fast-paced, firecracker of a new comedy from director Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High-Rise).
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January 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 9, 2019 11:30 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 4:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Hard Paint

Haunted by loneliness and the aftermath of a violent attack, online sex performer Pedro finds his isolation challenged by fellow erotic dancer Leo, leading to an unexpected connection and the possibilities of love in this electrifying new film from Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon.
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January 8, 2019 7:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 13, 2019 7:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Head-On

Fatih Akin’s raw, ultra-realistic drama tracks the relationship between two disaffected Turks in Hamburg who enter into a marriage of convenience and find their lives irrevocably altered. (PSIFF 2005) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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The Heiresses

As part of Paraguay’s fading aristocracy and in dire financial straits, introvert Chela finds work as an ad hoc chauffeur. This leads to an encounter with earthy, sensual Angy — and an unexpected late-in-life revelation — in this sly and funny debut feature from writer/director Marcelo Martinessi.
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January 7, 2019 9:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 9, 2019 1:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 12, 2019 9:30 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Hidden Man​

Jiang Wen’s stylish, ribald revenge thriller, set in 1930s Beijing, has Chinese-born, American-raised Li (Eddie Peng) return to the capital as an American spy bent on avenging the murder of his childhood kung-fu master. Multiple plot twists and luminous production design make this great fun indeed.
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January 6, 2019 12:45 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 7, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 13, 2019 1:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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His Lost Name

When Tetsuro finds an unconscious young man washed up on the riverbank, he takes him home and gives him a room in his house without knowing anything about him. The neighbors become suspicious and wonder whether there might be secrets to reveal.
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January 4, 2019 4:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 5, 2019 10:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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The Holy Girl

Lucrecia Martel’s second feature captures the doubts and turmoil of a young girl with delicacy and sensuality. She defines her lucid film as a tale about good and evil — not about the clash of good and evil, but about the difficulty of distinguishing between the two. (PSIFF 2005)
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January 9, 2019 5:15 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Home + Away

Both a sports documentary and a fresh look at border issues, this timely and compassionate film follows three students and aspiring athletes who cross the border from Juarez every day to attend Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas.
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January 10, 2019 12:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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

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Hunger

Turner Prize-winning artist and director (Widows 2018; 12 Years a Slave 2013; Shame 2011) Steve McQueen‘s first foray into feature film was a powerful drama focusing on the infamous six-week hunger strike that IRA prisoners, led by Bobby Sands in the early 1980s used as a way of publicizing their demands to be recognized as political prisoners. (PSIFF 2009) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 8, 2019 7:00 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Husband Material​

With his dyed blue hair, the impulsive DJ running across rooftops to be with his lover is the right type to attract a free-spirited, feisty girl who wants to love with reckless abandon. But is he husband material?
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January 9, 2019 12:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 11, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.

In conversation with Writer/Director Barry Jenkins and Actress Regina King

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January 3, 2019 12:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Intent on forcing contemporary society to confront the realities of the past, a young artist prepares an elaborate public performance detailing ethnic cleansing carried out by the Romanian military on the Eastern Front in 1941. But when the curtain rises, will the audience’s reaction be what she intended?
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January 7, 2019 1:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 1:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Ida

Poland, 1962. About to take her religious vows, Anna is shocked with a stunning revelation that she is actually Jewish and her name is really Ida. Exploring her new identity, Ida goes on a revelatory journey with her worldly and cynical aunt where she discovers the fate of her birth parents and unearths dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation in this searing drama from director Pawel Pawlikowski (also at the festival with this year’s Cold War). (PSIFF 2015)
Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.

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January 8, 2019 1:45 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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