Films and Events


Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers)

When three couples meet for a dinner party, an innocent suggestion to lay their smartphones on the table to test each person’s honesty soon erupts in a frenzy of coverups and surprising revelations in this razor-sharp comedy.
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January 5, 2019 8:00 PM
 

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January 6, 2019 10:30 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Prospect

When a teenager accompanies her father on a high-risk gem harvesting mission on a remote, verdant moon, it will take all her training, cunning and survival instincts to outlast the toxic atmosphere, combat local mercenaries, and return to safe harbor in this sci-fi western.
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January 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 11, 2019 5:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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The Parting Glass

First-time screenwriter Denis O’Hare and first-time director Stephen Moyer are both known for their roles in front of the camera, but have come together as creative forces behind the scenes to create an emotionally raw and beautifully told story about love, loss and family in The Parting Glass.
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January 5, 2019 7:15 PM
Palm Springs High School

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January 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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The Proposal

In this provocative and probing documentary, conceptual artist and filmmaker Jill Magid resorts to unorthodox and jaw-dropping methods in her attempt to persuade the foundation of Mexico’s most famous architect, Luis Barragán, to release his archives after a 20-year embargo.
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January 8, 2019 9:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 10, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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The Quake

Three years after surviving a tsunami in 2015’s The Wave, down-and-out geologist Kristian Eikjord returns to warn a skeptical Oslo of an impending catastrophic earthquake as he attempts to keep his own loved ones safe in this smart, character-focused thrill ride.
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January 8, 2019 10:30 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 11, 2019 1:00 PM
Palm Springs High School

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The Quietude

When Eugenia and Mia’s father has a stroke, the elder daughter is forced to return to La Quietud, the family ranch in Argentina. Along with their mother, they will have to face long held resentments and family secrets to be able to come together.
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January 6, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 11, 2019 5:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Rafiki

In this candy-colored and dynamic lesbian romance, Kena and Ziki must navigate their blossoming relationship within their narrow-minded Kenyan hometown.
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January 10, 2019 6:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 11, 2019 9:30 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 13, 2019 5:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Raise the Red Lantern

As ravishing and exotic as Zhang Yimou’s earlier works (Red Sorghum and Ju Dou, 1991 PSIFF), Raise the Red Lantern revels in the twists and turns that human fate can take, focusing on the labyrinthine complexities that divide the four wives of an aging patriarch in 1920s China. (PSIFF 1992) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 12, 2019 4:30 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Ramen Shop

Masato, a young Japanese ramen chef, embarks on a culinary journey to Singapore in search of his parents’ past, but what he uncovers is more than family secrets and delicious recipes. This gentle drama with mouthwatering dishes will enthrall both foodies and incurable romantics. *Film screening only. If you are interested in the Dinner and a Movie event, please go to events.
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January 8, 2019 5:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Ray & Liz 

Savage, tender and darkly funny, this unforgettable autobiographical memory film by celebrated British photographer Richard Billingham re-creates his childhood in a strikingly dysfunctional working-class family. How he survived to tell the tale is a minor miracle.
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January 4, 2019 8:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 11, 2019 1:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Redemption

Menachem, the former frontman for a rock band, is now religious and a father to a 6-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments.
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January 6, 2019 4:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Riot

Set in Sydney in the 1970s, this rousing drama takes us behind the scenes of the struggle for LGBTQ rights that culminated in the watershed and violent Mardi Gras celebration that became Australia’s Stonewall. It’s the Aussie When We Rise.
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January 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Annenberg Theater

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January 11, 2019 9:00 AM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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Roma

A lyrical tribute to the women who raised him, Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece, set against the backdrop of a Mexico City on the brink of upheaval, weaves the stories of indigenous domestic servant Cleo with the troubled middle-class family she is loved by but never part of.

In conversation with Writer/Director Alfonso Cuarón and Actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira

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January 3, 2019 12:30 PM
Palm Springs High School

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Ruben Blades Is Not My Name

An energizing and intimate look at the legacy of musician/actor/politician Rubén Blades as he begins a new chapter in his life and reflects on his triumphs, failures, surprises and a fearless love of others that has fueled a legendary career.
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January 5, 2019 5:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 7, 2019 10:00 AM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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Ruben Brandt, Collector 

In this entertaining, fast-paced, animated thriller for adults, psychotherapist Ruben Brandt advises his patients to “possess your problems to conquer them.” But when his clients help him follow this doctrine, he becomes the ringleader of a gang of notorious art thieves.
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January 9, 2019 9:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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The Realm

When corrupt politician Manuel López-Vidal is made a scapegoat by his fellow crooked colleagues, he must race against time to avoid prison by playing the system, leading to a desperate realization about the corruption he helped maintain, in this pulse-pounding new thriller.
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January 6, 2019 12:30 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 9, 2019 8:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 11, 2019 1:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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The Resistance Banker

Set in occupied Netherlands during World War II, this suspenseful drama is based on the true story of banker Walraven van Hall, who financed the Dutch Resistance by defrauding the German-controlled Central Bank out of tens of millions of guilders — right under the Nazis’ noses.
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January 4, 2019 1:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 7, 2019 10:00 AM
Regal Cinemas

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A Separation

Tense and dramatically complex, formally dense and morally challenging, this is writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s strongest work yet. The provocative plot casts a revealing light on contemporary Iranian society as it takes on issues of gender, class, justice and honor. (PSIFF 2012) Free community screening sponsored by Desert Care Network.
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January 13, 2019 3:30 PM
Palm Canyon Theater

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Saf

In Turkey’s competitive workforce, jobs are spread thin, and Kamil has been unemployed for some time. When the opportunity for work finally arrives, it’s in the form of a lower-paid job that displaces a Syrian refugee. Kamil takes the job in secret, working nights, but his problems worsen when he needs to pay for the necessary permits to operate the machinery used or risk losing his job.
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January 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Regal Cinemas

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January 11, 2019 5:00 PM
Mary Pickford is D'Place

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January 12, 2019 3:30 PM
Regal Cinemas

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Screwball

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in Billy Corben’s audacious, occasionally surreal, and supremely entertaining documentary skewering the players, officials and other hangers-on — chief among them Anthony Bosch, steroid supplier to the stars — involved in the 2013 Major League Baseball doping scandal.
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January 5, 2019 4:30 PM
Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)

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January 6, 2019 12:30 PM
Annenberg Theater

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