Our Mission

Desert Film Society

The Desert Film Society promotes the appreciation of film in the Coachella Valley by providing Society members an unique opportunity to view the latest in art, international & cutting-edge independent cinema and educating members by providing a platform for discussion of the art of film and film craft.  Since 2002, Desert Film Society has presented one-time screenings of award winning films from global festivals.

SPECIAL NOTICE

We’ve made the heartbreaking decision to put DFS films on hold until Camelot Theatre can accommodate full seating.  This closing was is in accordance with Governor Newsom’s guidelines.  Members have seen ALL of the fims on our schedule, mostly on the original scheduled dates.  We were able to do this by e-mailing each member a 24 hour link to enable them to watch at home.  Our intention is to show all of the films booked for 2020 but date &/or title changes are inevitable.

We are eager to welcome you back to DFS as soon as possible. We will continue to monitor advice from the CDC and local health authorities to ensure we make all necessary changes to meet their guidelines. Hoping you & your families stay healthy. We will keep you posted when we have further updates.

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Events

Upcoming Screenings

PETER FALK VS COLUMBO  (France)

PETER FALK VS COLUMBO (France)

On August 22, 2020 DFS members will receive an E-mail link to watch this.

For many, he is above all the fluffy and at the same time ingenious investigator who transfers the powerful to their luxury villas in a crumpled trench coat. But Peter Falk not only embodied Inspector Columbo, but also worked as an actor with directors such as Frank Capra, Sydney Pollack, John Cassavetes and Blake Edwards.

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WHEN I BECAME A BUTTERFLY – Iran

WHEN I BECAME A BUTTERFLY – Iran

Based on true events, a meek woman in an unhappy marriage and her emotionally distant son have to cover up her husband’s accidental death while avoiding his mother, employer, and drug dealer.  She must get a job and learn to drive, to keep up the act to find a better life for her and her son. Director:  Arash Zaree Writers:  Mehdi Jafarian | Arash Zaree Producer:  Mehdi...

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