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November 2019

MURER – ANATOMY OF A TRIAL (Austria, Luxembourg)

November 16 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE On the basis of original records, MURER – ANATOMY OF A TRIAL reconstructs the 1963 proceedings against Franz Murer, a wealthy Austrian farmer with a sterling reputation, that took place in Graz. This respected local politician and family man was in charge of the Vilnius ghetto from 1941 to 1943, where its residents called him the “Butcher of Vilnius.” Solely 600 of the 80,000 Jews who originally lived there survived Nazi rule. Survivors came from around the…

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THREE DAYS AND A LIFE / TROIS JOURS ET UNE VIE

November 22 @ 7:15 pm to approx. 9:45 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$13.00

THREE DAYS AND A LIFE (TROIS JOURS ET UNE VIE) – 120 min Master crime writer Pierre Lemaitre's own adaptation of his haunting novel.  It's Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes.  The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events : the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.  This drama/suspense stars Pablo Pauly, Sandrine Bonnaire, Charles Berling, Margot Bancilhon, Philippe Torreton and Dimitri Storoge.  The director, Nicolas Boukhrief…

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REMI, NOBODY’S BOY / REMI SANS FAMILLE

November 23 @ 1:30 pm to approx. 3:30 pm
$13.00

REMI, NOBODY’S BOY (REMI SANS FAMILLE) – 105 min This is the adaptation of Hector Malot's French novel Sans famille (1878). The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn the harsh life of acrobat and sing to win his bread. Accompanied by the faithful dog…

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LITTLE TICKLES / LES CHATOUILLES showing with LITTLE HANDS

November 23 @ 4:30 pm to approx. 6:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$13.00

LITTLE TICKLES (LES CHATOUILLES) – 103 min Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw.  Why should she distrust a friend of her parents' who offers to "tickle" her?  Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was abused, and immerses herself body and soul in her career as a dancer while trying to deal with her past.   Nominated for 5 César Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress & Best Adapted Screenplay.  Nominated for 3 Globes de Cristal Awards, 2 Lumiere…

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IN SAFE HANDS / PUPILLE showing with UPSET BODY / CORPS CONTRARIE

November 23 @ 7:30 pm to approx. 9:45 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$13.00

IN SAFE HANDS (PUPILLE) – 110 min Jeanne Herry crafts a story stemming from a delicate two-and-a-half-month state of limbo for a newborn child, Théo, who becomes a ward of the state after his mother gives him up for adoption at birth. In Safe Hands choreographs parallel strands of action: the search for potential parents undertaken by the social workers managing Théo’s case (Sandrine Kiberlain and Clotilde Mollet), the care and vigilance required for Théo’s foster father (Gilles Lellouche) to properly nurture him…

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SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE / DEUX MOI

November 24 @ 11:00 am to approx. 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE (DEUX MOI) – 110 min Two lonely neighbors would be perfect for each other if only they could overcome their individual hang-ups and stop substituting computer screens for real connections.  She multiplies dates on social networks that lead nowhere while he struggles to meet anyone.  Both are victims of this loneliness of big cities, in a hyper connected world where one would think meeting someone would be easier.  Two individuals, two different paths.  Without knowing it, they take two roads that…

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AMANDA

November 24 @ 2:00 pm to approx. 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$13.00

AMANDA – 107 min Vincent Lacoste leads Mikhaël Hers’s poignant new feature about trauma and its aftershocks.  At first, David (Lacoste) is just beginning to figure out life in his early twenties, helping his sister (Ophélia Kolb) raise her 7-year-old daughter, Amanda (Isaure Multrier), and gently initiating a romance with a pianist (Stacy Martin, Nymphomaniac).   This era of placidity is brutally ruptured, and a grief-stricken David must assume new responsibility for Amanda as a potential guardian.  With an understated directorial touch, Hers…

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DEERSKIN / LE DAIM showing with THE VILLA / LES GRACIUSES

November 24 @ 5:00 pm to approx. 6:45 pm
$13.00

DEERSKIN (LE DAIM) – 77 min Georges, 44 years old, and his vintage, fringed, deerskin jacket have a plan.  His obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.  French comedy film directed by Quentin Dupieux opened to enthusiastic reviews in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.  Charismatic Jean Dujardin is hilarious and unhinged, as a psychopath so infatuated with his new jacket that he decides it should be the only one in the world. …

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December 2019

EMMA PEETERS (Belgium)

December 14 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Southern California Premiere Emma Peeters will soon be 35 and has yet to accomplish something.  After years of hardship in Paris in trying to become an actress, an idea strikes her fancy: bringing her days to an end in a week’s time, on her birthday.  In the process Emma meets Alex Bodart, a fanciful funeral home employee who will help her in her reckless endeavor.  By dint of hard work to hide their respective feelings, it seems they may succeed…

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December 21 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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January 2020

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January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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February 2020

TBA

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
$15.00
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TBA

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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March 2020

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March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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THOSE WHO REMAINED (Hungary)

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Those Who Remained is a 2019 Hungarian drama film directed by Barnabás Tóth.  It was selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards 2019. Trailer:   https://youtu.be/KF2K_rLZSjw  Free to Desert Film Society members or pay $15 at the door.  Complimentary refreshments when doors unlock at 9:30AM.  A discussion will follow the film.  

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April 2020

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April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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May 2020

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May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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June 2020

TBA

June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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June 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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July 2020

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July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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August 2020

TBA

August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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September 2020

TBA

September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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October 2020

TBA

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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November 2020

TBA

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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December 2020

TBA

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres), 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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