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.

Events

Upcoming Screenings

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT (U.S.A.)

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT (U.S.A.)

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT – U.S. – 87 min – Documentary For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news twenty-four hours a day. A civil rights-era Communist radical who became fabulously wealthy and reclusive later in life, her obsession...

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RAPHAEL (Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia)

RAPHAEL (Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia)

RAPHAEL  – Drama / Romance / True Story The Arab Spring forces Tunisian Nazir, married to the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Kimmy, to escape to Europe, but he ends up in Lampedusa, imprisoned as an illegal refugee.  RAFAËL is a romantic drama about two lovers giving everything they have, just to try to be reunited for the birth of their son Rafaël.  It is a suspenseful...

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BALLOON (Germany)

BALLOON (Germany)

BALLOON – Germany – 128 min - Drama | Thriller Thuriingen, 1979. Two families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: to flee East Germany in a hot-air balloon- a nerve-wracking battle against the clock begins.

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THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER – UK, Germany – 120 min – Drama, Romance, Biography The true story of Bert Trautmann, German POW and English soccer star.  A heartfelt movie of romance and redemption following WW2. The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While...

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