Films and Events


Memoir of War

When Marguerite, a writer and resistance fighter in Nazi-occupied France, learns her husband has been deported to an unknown location, she forges an unsettling alliance with a chilling enemy collaborator to do whatever it takes to find him.
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January 5, 2019 1:30 PM
 

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January 7, 2019 4:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Miriam Lies

Preparations for Miriam’s 15th birthday get complicated when her online suitor — and presumed quinceañera date — turns out to be black, driving a series of fabrications and coverups against the backdrop of a deeply segregated society.
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January 8, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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January 10, 2019 10:30 AM
 

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Monsoon Wedding

In this wonderfully colorful and vivacious film, a big family wedding becomes a hotbed of secrets revealed, as one family prepares for the pageantry and vibrancy of a Punjabi wedding, set against the backdrop of the monsoon rains looming on the horizon. (PSIFF 2002) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 5, 2019 4:30 PM
 

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Mothers’ Instinct

The spirit of Alfred Hitchcock hovers over this lusciously designed psychological thriller set in 1960s Brussels. Two neighboring suburban housewives are best friends — until a tragic accident breaks the harmony between their clans, and paranoia and distrust take hold.
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January 6, 2019 9:30 AM
 

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January 9, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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January 10, 2019 10:00 AM
 

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Mouthpiece

Structurally daring and emotionally engrossing, gifted filmmaker Patricia Rozema (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing; Mansfield Park) probes a young woman’s conflicted relationship with her mother and the reflection of her mother’s choices on her own life.
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January 6, 2019 12:00 PM
 

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January 7, 2019 4:30 PM
 

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Museo

Hapless slackers Juan and Wilson attempt to improve their lot in life by stealing an invaluable collection of ancient indigenous antiquities, sending them on a bizarre cross-country trip in this joyful, energetic second feature from the writer/director of Güeros.
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January 4, 2019 2:30 PM
 

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January 6, 2019 4:00 PM
 

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The Man Who Feels No Pain

This good-versus-evil wacky Bollywood melodrama, which won the Audience Award in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival, is unlike any traditional martial arts film with its infectious music, kick-ass action and zany good fun.
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January 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 6, 2019 7:30 PM
 

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New Voices, New Visions 2019

Wouldn't you like to know what is in the future? Each year the future of movie making is highlighted by a special event. Join us tonight in celebration of the New Voices, New Visions from this year's festival. Dance away to the sounds of the DJ, sip on drinks, munch on the reception food and have a great time in the Spa Resort Casino's Cascade Lounge.
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January 12, 2019 9:00 PM
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

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Namdev Bhau In Search of Silence

A 65-year-old chauffeur who can’t take the noises of Mumbai and his wife’s constant jabbering packs his bags and sets off to a magical place deep in the Himalayas called “The Valley of Silence,” hoping to find peace at last.
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January 8, 2019 9:00 AM
 

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January 9, 2019 12:00 PM
 

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Namme

Harking back to the tradition of mystical, lyrical Georgian cinema, the exquisitely photographed Namme pits tradition against modernism in the tale of a young village woman who is torn about following in her father’s footsteps.
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January 7, 2019 10:30 AM
 

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January 9, 2019 1:30 PM
 

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Never Look Away

Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®-winner for The Lives of Others) once again plows the fertile soil of communist East Germany for this soul-stirring drama about an artist (Tom Schilling) facing questions of artistic and moral integrity in the face of tyranny.
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January 7, 2019 3:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 8, 2019 6:45 PM
 

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Nobody Knows

Inspired by a true story of abandonment, Nobody Knows gently reveals the intimate world of four children hidden away in a Tokyo apartment over the course of a year. Another masterful film from director Hirokazu Kore-eda, (Shoplifters, also in this year’s festival). (PSIFF 2005) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 7, 2019 7:00 PM
 

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Non-Fiction

While a highbrow book publisher (Guillaume Canet) contends with the decision to go digital, his TV-star wife (Juliette Binoche) continues an affair with a hapless writer in this nimble comedy of manners set among the Parisian cultural elite.
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January 9, 2019 4:15 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 

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One Last Deal

From Palm Springs favorite Klaus Härö (The Fencer, PSIFF 2016) comes the story of a soon-to-retire art dealer who wants to go out on top. When he discovers a misidentified painting up for auction, he sees his chance.
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January 10, 2019 6:30 PM
 

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January 12, 2019 4:00 PM
 

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Opening Night Gala | All is True

Our annual Opening Night Gala includes a screening of All is True followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
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January 4, 2019 6:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Orange Days

When Aban — tough, self-sufficient, and the only woman contractor in the orange fields of northern Iran — beats out the male competition for a big job, the operation seems to get off to a rocky start. But Aban won’t let go without a fight.
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January 9, 2019 10:30 AM
 

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January 13, 2019 4:00 PM
 

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Our Struggles

Olivier’s life is turned upside down when his wife Laura leaves him and their children seemingly out of the blue. Guillaume Senez’s second feature paints a sensitive portrait of a family in crisis learning to care for each other.
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January 10, 2019 11:30 AM
 

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January 12, 2019 5:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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The Orphanage

Juan Antonio Bayona’s accomplished first feature is a chiller playing for high emotional stakes. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the Latin doyen of contemporary horror, the film is a right-up-to-date spin on del Toro‘s staple concerns of childhood fantasy and troubled female characters. (PSIFF 2008) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 4, 2019 6:00 PM
 

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The Other Story

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in Avi Nesher’s lively drama exploring a hot-button issue: the divide between Israel’s secular Jews and the ultra-Orthodox.
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January 6, 2019 1:30 PM
 

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January 13, 2019 3:30 PM
 

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Papi Chulo

Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño deliver revelatory performances in this darkly funny, beautifully empathetic dramedy about the unlikely friendship formed between an emotionally fragile Los Angeles weatherman and the Latino day laborer he pays to be his friend.
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January 6, 2019 4:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 8, 2019 1:00 PM
 

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January 11, 2019 6:30 PM
 

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