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 films on our schedule.  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 in person 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

BREAKING BREAD  (Israel)

BREAKING BREAD (Israel)

On Dec 5, 2020 DFS members will be e-mailed a 24 hour link to watch this film at home. Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef—the A-sham Arabic Food Festival is creating social change through food. At the Festival, Arab and Jewish Israeli chefs collaborate on delectable dishes, working together to transform traditional recipes. Celebrating their unique cultural heritages and their common love of food, the chefs prove that there is no space for religion and politics in the kitchen.

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THE WEASELS TALE / (El cuento de las comadrejas)

THE WEASELS TALE / (El cuento de las comadrejas)

On Dec 12, 2020 DFS members will be sent a 24 hour link to preview this film at home. The film is the story of a group of four long-time friends, including a used-to-be-famous actress, her now disabled husband and the writer of her greatest hits. They are retired from the movie business, forming an unusual family in a decaying mansion in the countryside outside of Buenos Aires. 

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FEELING THROUGH EXPERIENCE – USA

FEELING THROUGH EXPERIENCE – USA

New date for 2021 to be announced. A  90-minute event consisting of the short film FEELING THROUGH (18 minutes), an accompanying making-of documentary (24 minutes) and a panel discussion with creator Doug Roland and representatives from the DeafBlind community.

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