Category: 2011 Screenings

LA FEE / THE FAIRY (France & Belgium)

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                  West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening

Belgium-based trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy follow their acclaimed ICEBERG and RUMBA with another Tati-inspired, candy-colored romp: this time, a charmingly off-kilter adventure about a hotel clerk who falls

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LA RAFLE / The Roundup (France)

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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Co-sponsored with Tolerance Education Center  

 Special Guest:   Jacques Silvan, who lived this experience

Long a taboo subject in France, the infamous Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup is brought to stirring life in this gripping drama

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BEAUTIFUL DARLING (USA)

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 Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening 

Born James Slattery in Massapequa, Long Island, in 1944, Candy Darling transformed herself into a stunning blonde actress who in the mid-Sixties became an active player in New York’s “downtown” scene.  In her

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FIRST ASSIGNMENT / Il Primo Incarico (Italy)

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West Coast Premiere

One Time Screening

Enthusiastically received at Venice Film Festival, Francesco Cecere’s exquisite drama follows Nena (Isabella Ragonese), a young teacher who is posted to a provincial Puglian town where she struggles to connect with the local children 

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TOMBOY (France)

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          Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Laure is 10 years old.  Laure is a tomboy.  On her arrival in a new neighborhood, she lets Lisa and her crowd believe that she is a boy.  Truth or dare ? 

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DOWN FOR LIFE (USA)

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                Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Watts, Los Angeles.  One day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. She discovers that leaving the gang is more difficult than joining it.  Made in cinéma vérité style, the

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AN ORDINARY COUPLE (USA)

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Coachella Valley Premiere

One Time Screening 1:30 pm co-sponsored with CINEMA DIVERSE  GUESTS:  Jay Gianuko – Director/Writer Producer, Susan Barnes – Writer/Producer/Editor,  Orin Kennedy and Bernardo Puccio

An Ordinary Couple is a romantic and uplifting documentary following two extraordinary men,

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RAPT / Abduction (France)

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          Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time ScreeningIndustrialist executive Stanislas Graff (Yvan Attal) unapologetically leads a Parisian high-life, gambling away fortunes and enjoying trysts in a stunning, modern apartment purchased just for such occasions.

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FIVE TIME CHAMPION (USA) and SING, SING, SING! (USA)

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                              FIVE TIME CHAMPION     Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Set and filmed in Austin and Smithville, Texas, a teen-age boy, abandoned by his father, discovers what it means to be a man.  A film about the complicated nature

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CIRCUMSTANCE (France, USA, Iran, Lebanon)

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                                  Coachella Valley Premiere                                                      Sneak Preview

Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Maryam Keshavarz’s debut film is a lush, innovative coming-of-age story set in the underground art scene of Tehran.  Iranian teenager Atafeh and her best

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SHAHADA / Faith (Germany)

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West Coast Premiere One Time Screening

The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles

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SERVICE ENTRANCE / Les femmes du 6ème étage (France)

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                   Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Conservative and tyrannical Jean-Louis Joubert, played by Fabrice Luchini (“Potiche,” “My Father’s Guests”, “Molière”), is unhappily married to Suzanne, a neurotic Parisian socialite (Sandrine Kiberlain, “Mademoiselle Chambon”, “A Self-Made Hero,” “For Sale”).  Enter

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HEY, BOO: HARPER LEE & TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (USA)

HEY_BOO Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time ScreeningThe untold story behind a great American novel.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” was the first and only novel by a young woman from the South.  It became one of the biggest best-sellers of

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CHAMELEON (Hungary)

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Gábor, aided by his partner in crime and childhood best friend, has the perfect scam.  He targets lonely women, researches them thoroughly and then becomes their perfect suitor—only to leave them at the altar after having cleaned out their bank …

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MY PERESTROIKA (Russia) and GOOD MEN (USA)

MYPERESTROIKA_poster_small 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.  An intimate
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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 life, I MISS YOU is

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SHORT’S SHOWCASE #2 – Select the Winners

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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. 

Runtime:  Approx 90 minutes. …

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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

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THE ROBBER (Germany)

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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

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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

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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),

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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

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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 assortment of volunteers — Jews, Poles, Hungarians,

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