When: Thursday Night Every Week
Where: Camelot Theatres
2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs CA, 92262
Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the Camelot Theatres box office for $11.00.
If you are a Palm Springs International Film Society Member, show your membership card at the box office and you will receive 50% discount to all PS Cinematheque screenings.
PS Cinematheque is a new venture to bring revival style cinema experiences to the greater Palm Springs film-going community. Each month will be a new series of films with a theme or a focus carrying through the month, each week is progression within the theme or focus. Cinematheque hopes to be a vital, communal, and intellectually exciting film-going experience. Please stay stay in the theater after the screening as well to join in the best part of going to the movies, talking about them afterward!
"SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE"
Do you feel like you are being watched?
Like there is always something distracting you from what's important?
Well, you are, there is, and this is how it happened...
A SCANNER DARKLY | 2006 | Dir. Richard Linklater
Week 1 | October 5 | 8:00 PM
A SCANNER DARKLY is Richard linklater's rotoscope animated adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's novel of the same name.
In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor, a narcotics cop in Orange County, California, becomes an addict when he goes under cover. He is wooing Donna, a dealer, to ferret out her supplier. At the same time, he receives orders to spy on his housemates, one of whom is suspected of being Donna's biggest customer.
VIDEODROME | 1983 | Dir. David Cronenberg
WEEK 2 | October 12| 8:00 PM
VIDEODROME is the body horror classic of writer/director David Cronenberg and one of his most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, Videodrome is one of writer/director David Cronenberg's most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence.
A FACE IN THE CROWD | 1957 | Dir. Elia Kazan
Week 3 | October 19 | 8:00 PM
A FACE IN THE CROWD is the early prescient film from Director Elia Kazan and writer Bud Schulberg.
Ambitious young radio producer Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) finds a charming rogue named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Andy Griffith) in an Arkansas drunk tank and puts him on the air. Soon, Rhodes' local popularity gets him an appearance on television in Memphis, which he parlays into national network stardom that he uses to endorse a presidential candidate for personal gain. But the increasingly petulant star's ego, arrogance and womanizing threaten his rise to the top. This story will feel like something you might currently be living in.
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA | 1929 | Dir. Dziga Vertov
Week 4 | October 26 | 8:00 PM
Part documentary and part cinematic art, this film follows a city in the 1920s Soviet Union throughout the day, from morning to night. Directed by Dziga Vertov, with a variety of complex and innovative camera shots, the film depicts scenes of ordinary daily life in Russia. Vertov celebrates the modernity of the city, with its vast buildings, dense population and bustling industries. While there are no titles or narration, Vertov still naturally conveys the marvels of the modern city.