MY PERESTROIKA (Russia) and GOOD MEN (USA)

MY PERESTROIKA (Russia) and GOOD MEN (USA)

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time ScreeningsFeature and Short FilmSpecial  Guests:  Mark Rydell & Brian ConnorsMY PERESTROIKA:   When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities....
I MISS YOU (Argentina/Mexico)

I MISS YOU (Argentina/Mexico)

Southern California Premiere – One Time Screening In the 1970s, Argentina was ruled by a ruthless military regime that waged a so-called dirty war leaving some 30,000 suspected communists missing.  Inspired by actual events in the director’s...
SHORT’S SHOWCASE #2 – Select the Winners

SHORT’S SHOWCASE #2 – Select the Winners

Complimentary admission to all guests Screening of short films from around the world, submitted to SHORTS SHOWCASE.  You and our audience will vote to select the winners.  Complimentary admission & coffee, so please bring your friends. ...
OLD CATS  / GATOS VOEJOS (Chile)

OLD CATS / GATOS VOEJOS (Chile)

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening OLD CATS is an emotionally wrought drama between an elderly woman named Isadora (Bélgica Castro) and her daughter Rosario (Claudia Celedón).  Isadora and her husband are  being pressured by...
THE ROBBER  (Germany)

THE ROBBER (Germany)

  Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening  Based upon a true story, a champion marathoner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between fixes (and away from police cavalcades) as many as three times a day. A lean, visceral...
TO DIE LIKE A MAN  (Portugal)

TO DIE LIKE A MAN (Portugal)

Portuguese entry Academy Award, Best Foreign Film 2011 João Pedro Rodrigues’ latest, a hit at both Cannes and the New York Film Festival, is a mystical melodrama that tells the tragicomic tale of a transsexual who is stuck between her junkie boyfriend’s desire...
THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER  (Germany)

THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (Germany)

A story about a Bulgarian boy who grows up to be a German man. After a car accident Alex can’t even remember his name.  In an attempt to cure him from amnesia, his grandfather, Bai Dan (Miki Manojlovic, IRINA PALM), comes over to Germany and organizes a...
THE MATCHMAKER (Israel)

THE MATCHMAKER (Israel)

Director Avi Nesher re-creates Israel during the summer of 1968 in this poignant, engrossing coming-of-age story. Teenager Arik Burstein is the son of a survivor who never talks about his past. When he gets a summer job working as a kind of detective for matchmaker...
ARMY OF CRIME  (France)

ARMY OF CRIME (France)

Coachella Valley Premiere –  One Time Screening In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag...
INHALE

INHALE

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening INHALE is a riveting thriller about a father ready to go to any lengths to save the life of his daughter.  Dermot Mulroney (MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING) stars as Paul Stanton, a District Attorney who, with the...
CARANCHO

CARANCHO

* Argentina's 2011 Submission for Academy Awards Best Foreign Film * Coachella Valley Premiere   Each DFS member may bring one complimentary guest Thriller starring Sosa (Ricardo Darín, "The Secret in Their Eyes", "The...
SHORT’S SHOWCASE #2 – Select the Winners

SHORTS SHOWCASE – Select the Winners

Complimentary admission to all guests Screening of short films from around the world, submitted to SHORTS SHOWCASE.  You and our audience will vote to select the winners.  Complimentary admission & coffee, so please bring your friends. ...
DOS HERMANOS / BROTHER & SISTER

DOS HERMANOS / BROTHER & SISTER

  WEST COAST PREMIERE  One Time Screening They are both alone. They need each other but, at the same time, they despise each other.  Siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the old wounds festering within them.  Marcos's need to...
ANITA

ANITA

Cochella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Each DFS member may bring one complimentary guest. Anita, a young woman with Down syndrome, lives with her devoted mother (the “Meryl Streep” of Argentina, Norma Aleandr) above the shop her late father...
HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening  HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO ”A dazzling evocation of what may be one of the greatest films never made” In 1964, famed director Henri-Georges Clouzo,  (Wages of Fear, Diabolique,...
SASHA (note time change) 1:00 PM Screening

SASHA (note time change) 1:00 PM Screening

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening "Young Sasha Petrovic, studious and musically talented, is the beloved child of his Montenegro-born parents, who run a pub adjacent to their home in Cologne.  But he’s got a secret crush that’s...
CARMO, HIT THE ROAD

CARMO, HIT THE ROAD

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Marco is a lonely, handicapped, Spanish smuggler, driving through Brazil to sell out his cheap goods. When two bandits assault him and steal his load, he is miraculously saved by Carmo, a beautiful local girl who...
HIDEAWAY/LE REFUGE w/short BETRAYED

HIDEAWAY/LE REFUGE w/short BETRAYED

Coachella Valley Premiere Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love.  But drugs have invaded their lives.  One day, they overdose and Louis dies.  Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant.  Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to...
FRENCH GIGILO

FRENCH GIGILO

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Judith is an attractive, level-headed woman in her fifties. She lives alone and regularly treats herself to the sexual services of young men. That's how she meets Patrick, whose kindness and simplicity win her...
HERE & THERE

HERE & THERE

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening   As a down-and-out musician barely surviving in New York, Robert has lost his mojo. An unexpected trip to Serbia offers a fresh angle in this tale about loneliness, cross-cultural connections and the...
CHAMACO  with guest Kirk Harris – Rogue Arts

CHAMACO with guest Kirk Harris – Rogue Arts

Chamaco is a timeless story told in the gritty world of boxing. Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy (Kirk Harris), a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the...
A YEAR AGO IN WINTER

A YEAR AGO IN WINTER

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening A grieving woman commissions a painter to do a portrait of her children: her 22 year old daughter, and her 19 year-old son, who recently died in a tragic accident. Directed by Academy Award winner, Caroline...
MORTGAGE w/ STUDENT SHORTS

MORTGAGE w/ STUDENT SHORTS

A comic drama that examines how far a young couple will go in order to save their house from confiscation.  The two search for creative solutions to obtain the money, while each of them believes that his solution is saner. Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon...
ANGEL OF MINE w/short PLASTIC BAG

ANGEL OF MINE w/short PLASTIC BAG

A psychological thriller that gives two of France's finest actresses’ roles to sink their teeth into.  Catherine Frot – opposite Sandrine Bonnaire – plays a woman who finds herself stalking another family once she catches a glimpse of their...
SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT w/short TOYLAND

SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT w/short TOYLAND

“Saviors in the Night” is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband and their little daughter from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them...
FLAME & CITRON

FLAME & CITRON

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening FLAME AND CITRON tells the true story of Danish resistance to Nazi occupation during WWII.  Flammen and Citronen were the code names for a legendary duo responsible for the deaths of countless Nazis and...
35 SHOTS OF RUM

35 SHOTS OF RUM

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening The soul of the story is the loving father-daughter bond the two have formed in the absence of a wife and mother. They are happy as they are, yet Lionel at times gently encourages his daughter's independence...
NORA’S WILL w/short HELPLESS

NORA’S WILL w/short HELPLESS

in addition to a test market screening of "HELPLESS" (10 mins) w/Special Guest, Brent Huff -View Trailer- Coachella Valley Premiere José finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has...
STILL WALKING

STILL WALKING

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening “Still Walking” observes a family reunion at the seaside home of a strait-laced retired doctor and his wife; events are seen through the eyes of their self-effacing grown-up son, Ryo, a recently...