Category: 2012 Screenings

ALL TOGETHER (France/Germany) & MODERN LOVE (short)

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One Time Screening

Coachella Valley Premiere Five aging friends decide to pool their resources for their golden years and move in together in Stéphane Robelin’s crowd-pleasing comedy, starring Jane Fonda (in her first French-language film since Godard’s 1972 Tout Va …

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THREE WORLDS (France)

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One Time Screening

Al, a young man from a modest background, is ten days away from marrying the daughter of his boss, along with succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where Al has been working for most

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FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY (Iran)

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               Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time ScreeningAll of Tehran is preparing to celebrate Chaharshanbe-Soori, or the festival of fire, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the Persian New Year.  On this auspicious evening, Rouhi (Taraneh

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MY BEST ENEMY (Austria)

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                                    One Time Screening

Suspense, betrayal, romance and reversed identities are the ingredients that make up MY BEST ENEMY.  A handsomely mounted WWII thriller about a missing Michelangelo painting, the ambitions of a housekeeper’s “Arian” son and his wealthy

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LITTLE ROSE (Poland)

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                             One Time Screening

A true story about divided loyalties and misguided love play out against a backdrop of escalating political unrest in 1967 communist Poland.  Security police colonel Rozek enlists his sexy yet naive girlfriend, Kamila, to

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THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN (Germany)

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               Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

In Buenos Aires, 31-year-old Maria runs up against a long-kept family secret whose origins go back to the time of the Argentinean military dictatorship.  In German, English and Spanish

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MELTING AWAY (Israel)

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                    Coachella Valley Premiere -One Time Screening                       Co-Sponsored with CINEMA DIVERSE

This heartfelt drama follows the story of a family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their child is secretly a cross-dresser and kick him out of the house. 

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THE END IS MY BEGINNING (Germany)

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                        U.S. PREMIERE – One Time Screening

A father, a son and the great journey of life.  Tiziano Terzani, long-time Spiegel magazine Asia correspondent and renowned author, invites his son Folco to his retreat, a small mountain village

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TEDDY BEAR (Denmark)

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                        Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening  

Dennis, a 38-year-old bodybuilder, would really like to find true love.  He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen.  When his

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A QUIET LIFE / Una Vita Tranquilla (Germany)

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                  West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening

Chef Rosario seems to live his life as a restaurant owner with a new wife and a little son in Germany but is suddenly haunted by his mafia past when his grown up

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BREATHING (Austria)

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                                  One Time Screening

Masterful directorial debut from Austrian actor Karl Markovics is about a young parolee’s struggles outside of prison and trying to build a new life while being unable to deal with his guilt. The odds are against

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TONY CURTIS: DRIVEN TO STARDOM (France)

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            Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

A true rags-to-riches story!  This fitting tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic leading men spans from Curtis’s tough and humble beginnings in the Bronx to his most striking movie …

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NATURAL SELECTION (USA)

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             Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time ScreeningLinda (Rachel Harris), a barren Christian housewife, leads a sheltered existence.  Her world is turned upside-down when she discovers that her dying husband has a 23-year old illegitimate son named Raymond living

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KADDISH FOR MY FRIEND (Germany)

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               Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Muslim teen Ali Messalam and his family move into Berlin’s Kreuzberg area, where he is pressured by his friends to vandalize the apartment of his elderly, feisty Russian neighbor, Alexander Zamskoy.  To

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GOD’S FIDDLER: JASCHA HEIFETZ (USA)

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                                Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin.  Filmed in St. Petersburg, Russia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and in Heifetz’s own rebuilt studio in Los Angeles, GOD’S FIDDLER: JASCHA

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FREE MEN (France)

FREE_MEN                          West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening In German-occupied Paris, a young unemployed Algerian named Younes (played by break-out star, Tahar Rahim) earns his living as a black marketeer.  Arrested by the French police but given a chance to
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THE CHRISTIAN LICORICE STORE (USA)

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                     West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening

          Special Guest:  James Frawley, award winning directorIn this ultra-trendy 1971 satire, a golden-boy tennis player in search of Life’s meaning is corrupted by Hollywood, public adulation, and the temptation to

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ELENA (Russia)

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Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds.  Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife.  They have met late in life and

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HOSPITALITE / Kantai (Japan) + short film MISTFORTUNE

HOSPITALIT West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening

Mikio Kobayashi lives quietly with his wife, daughter, and divorced sister in downtown Tokyo, where xenophobic neighbors insist on them participating in community meetings, and the most exciting thing to happen is the

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REMEMBRANCE / Die Verlorene Zeit (Germany)

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               Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Inspired by actual events, REMEMBRANCE depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed in the terror and squalor of a Nazi concentration camp in 1944 Poland.  Spanning three decades, a Polish partisan and German

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CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK (Germany/France)

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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

A biographical study of legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, told through her own conversations with artist friends and collaborators, including Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, and Juergen Teller.  Intercut with footage from some of Rampling’s

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VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (Germany)

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                 Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Vincent (Florian David Fitz) suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome and, after his mother’s death, is institutionalized by his father (Heino Ferch – DOWNFALL, THE BAADER MEINHOF-COMPLEX).  He later escapes with two fellow patients — an anorexic named
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