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On September 26, Desert Film Society members will receive an e-mail with a 24 hour link to enable them to watch MY DOG STUPID at home.Find out more »
On October 10, 2020 DFS members will be e-mailed a 24 hour link to watch this film at home.Find out more »
On October 24, 2020 Desert Film Society members will be e-mailed a 24 hour link to watch this film at home.Find out more »
Change of date ... WHITE LIE - Canada - 96 min. A character-driven psychological thriller film from the promising new Toronto-based directors Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas.
A troubled young woman traps herself in a dangerous spiral of deception in WHITE LIE
fabricating a cancer diagnosis in order to solicit attention, sympathy and charitable cash donations. This Toronto world premiere from Canadian writer-director duo Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis is the kind of intelligent, well-crafted indie thriller that earns respectable notices and festival bookings. Theatrical prospects will likely be niche, though its gripping race-against-time plot and newsworthy subject matter should boost the film's audience potential. The factitious disorder of falsely announcing a serious medical condition on social media, which psychiatrists have dubbed “Munchausen by Internet,” has escalated in recent years, with several high-profile fraudsters exposed and jailed.
Kacey Rohl dominates the film with her stunning and superbly textured performance as Katie — who variously comes across as an average young woman, a scared, abandoned little girl, and a Machiavellian schemer — and she's supported by an amazing cast that includes Martin Donovan, Connor Jessup, Amber Anderson, Sharon Lewis, Christine Horne, and Dan BeirneFind out more »
Date being rescheduled. Check back in August/September for new date. - Israel Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef—the A-sham Arabic Food Festival is creating social change through food. At the Festival, Arab and Jewish Israeli chefs collaborate on delectable dishes, working together to transform traditional recipes. Celebrating their unique cultural heritages and their common love of food, the chefs prove that there is no space for religion and politics in the kitchen.Find out more »
New date for 2021 to be announced. A 90-minute event consisting of the short film FEELING THROUGH (18 minutes), an accompanying making-of documentary (24 minutes) and a panel discussion with creator Doug Roland and representatives from the DeafBlind community.Find out more »