PS Cinematheque

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When: Thursday Night Every Week

Time: 8PM

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!




A series that Freud could get behind
This month it is all about the mother

SAFE | 1995 | Dir. Todd Haynes

Week 1 | August 3 | 8:00 PM

Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a Los Angeles housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work from the great American director Todd Haynes, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty critics.

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE | 1974 | Dir. John Cassavetes

Week 2 | August 10 | 8:00 PM

This uncompromising portrait of domestic turmoil details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family's struggle to save her from herself. Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk give unforgettably harrowing performances as a married couple deeply in love but unable to express their ardor in terms the other can understand. This landmark American film is perhaps the most beloved work from the extraordinary John Cassavetes.

ROSEMARY'S BABY | 1968 | Dir. Roman Polanski

Week 3 | August 17 | 8:00 PM

Horrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary's Baby was Roman Polanski's Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin's best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors (played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon) and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski's ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.

ANIMAL KINGDOM | 2010 | Dir. David Michod

Week 4 | August 24 | 8:00 PM

In this gritty Australian crime drama, young Joshua "J" Cody is taken in by his extended family after his mother dies of an overdose. This branch of the Cody clan, overseen by J's scheming grandmother, played in a vicious Matriarchal star turn by Jacki Weaver, is heavily involved in various criminal activities, and they quickly indoctrinate the boy into their way of life.