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

BALLOON (Germany)

BALLOON (Germany)

February 22, 2020 – BALLOON – Germany – 128 min – Drama | Thriller.

Thuriingen, 1979. Based upon a true story of two families who worked on an audacious plan for more than two years: to flee East Germany in a homemade hot-air balloon- a nerve-wracking battle against the clock..

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THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

March 7, 2020. Drama, 113 minutes, United Kingdom, English. The extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German POW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy. Based upon the true story of Bert Trautmann, German POW and English soccer star.

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THOSE WHO REMAINED  (Hungary)

THOSE WHO REMAINED (Hungary)

March 14, 2020 – Drama – 88 min. The achingly tender connection between two Holocaust survivors of different ages. A rare post-Holocaust drama, Hungary’s entry is a touching, tender tale of two Holocaust survivors — a 42-year-old doctor who lost his family in the camps and a 16-year-old girl traumatized by the brutality she has seen — whose chaste but deeply intimate connection saves them both.

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THE GIRL IN THE FOG  (Italy)

THE GIRL IN THE FOG (Italy)

GIRL IN THE FOG – Italy – 128 min – Crime/Mystery On her way to church in the hazy alpine village of Avechot, the quiet 15-year-old, Anna Lou, daughter of a religious couple, vanishes into thin air, never to return home.  To aid in the investigation of this puzzling case is summoned the fastidious Detective Vogel (Toni Servillo) with his questionable methods. 3 wins...

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