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

BEST OF DORIEN B.  (Flanders)

BEST OF DORIEN B. (Flanders)

January 18 @ 10:00 am | A thirty something married mother of two with a flourishing veterinary practice sees her hitherto settled life start to crumble all at once.  An unsentimental treatment and lots of wry humor balance out the chaos in a film where a woman must find herself again and all that is ‘best’ in her to escape the trap that life has pushed her into.

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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 started with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979—at the dawn of the twenty-four...

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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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