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January 2016

L’AFFAIRE SK1 (France)

January 16, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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WEST COAST PREMIERE One of the most shocking events of the last two decades of the 20th century. SK1 is French police slang for “Serial Killer 1,” the codename given in the 1990s to a rapist and murderer who preyed on young women in Paris.  Nicknamed “The Beast of Bastille,” the culprit, later identified as Guy Georges, was not the country's first serial killer, though he was the first to be caught via DNA analysis. Writers: Frédéric Tellier, David Oelhoffen,…

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February 2016

ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG (Hong Kong)

February 6, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE   An attraction forms when a Chinese American girl visiting Hong Kong for the first time meets an American expat who shows her the way, but timing may not quite be on their side.  A walk and talk romance set in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, the film asks the question - what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time? Writer|Director:  Emily Ting Running Time:  78 minutes Genre:  Comedy|Romance Distributor:  Gravitas Ventures Country:…

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ALL CATS ARE GREY (Belgium)

February 20, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE Paul is a detective in his forties. Dorothy, almost 16, is going through a serious identity crisis. Paul lives on the fringe of Brussels’ self-righteous society, while Dorothy has grown up in its heart.  They probably never would have spoken if one day Dorothy hadn't decided to come knocking at his door. She's heard he’s a detective and she wants him to help her find her biological father. Writer|Director:  Savina Dellicour Running Time:   84 minutes Genre: Drama…

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March 2016

RENDEZ-VOUS (Netherlands)

March 12, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Simone, her husband Eric and their two children move to the dilapidated farmhouse in France that she has inherited. Her dream is to turn the house into a bed and breakfast. As the hectic pace of the rebuilding gets underway, she gets caught up in the romance and chaos of it all.  Losing sight of her goals, she must find her way back to the dreams and ambitions which brought her there in the first place. From…

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EVERY FACE HAS A NAME (Sweden)

March 19, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE Director Magnus Gertten tracks down and interviews survivors from German concentration camps seen in a 35mm archival film reel showing their arrival at the harbor of Malmo, Sweden, on April 28, 1945. The group includes Jews from all over Europe, Norwegian prisoners of war, Polish mothers and children, members of the French resistance and British spies.  Set against this background is today's footage of refugees crossing the Mediterranean to a new beginning in Europe. In the archive…

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$8 - $15

HIGH STRUNG – Special DFS Fundraiser Screening – GUESTS

March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm to approx. 9:45 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Tickets ($8 students, $15 adults) available now at Camelot's Box Office or on-line at http://highstrung.eventbrite.com MEET THE FILMMAKERS! One Time Screening in the Coachella Valley Director/Writer - MICHAEL DAMIAN Writer/Producer - JANEEN DAMIAN and select CAST MEMBERS including KEENAN KAMPA  Ruby Adams is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. Johnnie Blackwell is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street-smart.…

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April 2016

THE PROSECUTOR, THE DEFENDER, THE FATHER & HIS SON (Bulgaria)

April 16, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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WEST COAST PREMIERE Inspired by True Events The Hague, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Two ambitious lawyers face each other in the trial of Milorad Krstic, who's accused of committing war crimes as a commander in the Bosnian war. The defender, Mikhail Finn, has managed to refute all the accusations against his client. Convinced of Krstic's guilt, Catherine Lagrange, the prosecutor, summons a young man with incriminating evidence against Krstic. He claims to have been abandoned by…

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May 2016

WHERE THE ROAD RUNS OUT (South Africa/Equatorial Guinea) – GUESTS

May 7, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE SPECIAL GUESTS:  RUDOLF BUITENDACH – Editor, Director, Producer STELIO SAVANTE – Actor George, a scientist living in Rotterdam is growing wary of the world of academia. The sudden death of an old friend is the incentive he needs to return to his African roots where he takes over a dilapidated field station in the jungle of Equatorial Guinea. There he meets an orphan boy with a sunny disposition who opens George's wary eyes to this colorful place. The boy…

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IN HARMONY (France) Showing w/short THE MAN WHO SHOT HOLLYWOOD (USA)

May 21, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Marc Guermont used to be a very much sought after horse stuntman in films.  One day unfortunately, he had a bad fall from his mount during the shooting of a historical movie. And not only has he become a paraplegic but his insurance company tries to rip him off into the bargain.  Two good reasons for Marc to feel bitter and enraged.  Needless to say that Marc resolutely waits for the coming of his insurance "advisor".  But when the latter…

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June 2016

MORGENTHAU (USA)

June 4, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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WEST COAST PREMIERE Good Fortune: Three Men, Three Generations, One Fight MORGENTHAU tells the story of one American family whose careers reveal new perspectives on the social and political shifts in the twentieth century. From fighting for international action against the genocide of Armenians, through the efforts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust despite political obstruction and on to the struggle to reduce street crime and prosecute white collar corruption in the financial capital of the world, the trajectory of…

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WAITING (India) Showing w/short AND THEN, VIOLENCE (France)

June 18, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Tara, a young wife, is alone in a strange city after her husband suffered a serious head injury on a work trip. He lingers in a coma while doctors wait for the swelling in his brain to subside. Alone at night, she turns to the only other person in the hospital cafeteria for comfort, Shiv, who can sympathize with Tara’s situation - his own wife has been in a coma for eight months following a stroke. Writer|Director:…

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July 2016

FAMILIENFEST (Germany)

July 9, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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U.S. PREMIERE One Time Screening It’s the 70th birthday of Hannes Westhoff and his family (his first and second wives and his children) gather for the weekend in his villa.  Without consideration for losses, their mutual taunts, accusations & aversions run free.  They dig deep into old wounds until an unexpected message changes everything. Starring: Hannelore Elsner (Last Mentsch, To Life!, Cherry Blossoms),  Günther Maria Halmer (Gandhi, Sophie's Choice),  Michaela May,  Lars Eidinger, (Clouds of Sila Maria), Jördis Triebel,  Barnaby Metschurat, Marc Hosemann and Nele Mueller-Stöfen Writer|Director:…

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August 2016

MY KING / MON ROI (France)

August 6, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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PREVIEW Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot, in a performance that won her the Best Actress Award at Cannes) and Georgio (Vincent Cassel) are an odd match—or so Tony’s brother Solal (Louis Garrel) thinks when she tells him that they’re falling quickly, recklessly in love.  Director Maïwenn’s 4th feature captures the couple’s tempestuous 10-year relationship, in retrospect, as a string of flash points - eruptions, betrayals, tender reconciliations, and life-altering decisions. Maïwenn’s impressive new film is one of French Cinema’s most memorable recent…

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FEVER AT DAWN (Israel/Hungary)

August 20, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Based on the novel of the true story of writer/director Péter Gárdos’ parents, FEVER AT DAWN journals an unlikely love affair between two Hungarian Holocaust survivors recuperating in Sweden.  Twenty-five year old Miklós has been given six months to live and wants nothing more than to find love.  He sets out to find a wife by writing letters to 117 Hungarian women who are also recovering in Sweden.  The response of 19-year-old Lilli captures his heart and…

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September 2016

DON’T CALL ME SON (Brazil)

September 10, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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WEST COAST PREMIERE "Tall, dark, androgynously handsome, Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string, while having sex with both boys and girls. The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him at birth. Thanks to the wonders of DNA, he’s returned to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back -- at least until he joins them at a bowling alley in a zebra-print mini dress. The turmoil…

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JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN – CALIFORNIA PREMIERE + 2 shorts

September 17, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN  CALIFORNIA PREMIERE Since the early days, Jerry Lewis – in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel – had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as The Bellboy,…

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SUMMERTIME (France) Co-Sponsor w/Cinema Diverse

September 24, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France.  After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole.  An enlightening tale about the infatuation of first love and its universal themes.…

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October 2016

2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING (Lithuania/Finland) and THE OPPOSITE OF A FAIRY TALE (USA short)

October 15, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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THE OPPOSITE OF A FAIRY TALE West Coast Preview A Film Lab and AAFL TV Production By Jennifer Betit Yen Guests:  Timothy Yang, Bruce Yang, Collin Heald and Ryan Heald   Benefit to combat Elder Abuse ($15.00 at the door) When Celeste, a kind social worker, meets Josephine, an elderly patient in a nursing home, the two develop a close friendship. Soon, her family comes to visit and it becomes apparent that Josephine has fallen victim to one of America’s…

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November 2016

THE FRONTIER (USA)

November 12, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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THE FRONTIER WEST COAST PREMIERE Laine, (Jocelin Donahue), a young woman on the run from the law, turns up at The Frontier, a dust-caked motel on the outskirts of Phoenix. With deep bruises on her neck and blood on her hands she’s looking for a place to clean up and maybe lie low for a while. She is offered a job by Luanne, (Kelly Lynch), the owner, and hoping to lose herself in the obscurity of the place, accepts it.…

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TRUMAN (Spain/Argentina)

November 19, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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TRUMAN Advanced Screening The latest feature from Spanish director Cesc Gay is a tender and honest portrayal of a man facing his own mortality, and of the companionship that sustains him in this most trying of times. Starring Ricardo Darin ("The Secret in Their Eyes", "Nine Queens", "Wild Tales", "The Aura") and Javier Cámara ("Talk to Her", "Torremolinos 73", "Living is Easy with Eyes Closed").   Writers:  Cesc Gay, Tomàs Aragay Director:  Cesc Gay Genres:  Comedy | Drama Running Time:…

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December 2016

SABENA HIJACKING- MY VERSION (Israel)

December 3, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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  Coachella Valley Premiere SABENA HIJACKING: MY VERSION is a nerve-racking reenactment of a true story.  On May 8, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September seized control of Sabena Flight 971 shortly after takeoff from Vienna en route to Tel Aviv. The next day, Israeli Special Forces launched a daring operation to rescue the passengers and retake the plane.  Includes an interview with the sole surviving hijacker.  Nominated for the Israeli Best Documentary Film Academy Award. Director:  Rani Sa'ar Writer:  Moshe…

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THE NEW LIFE OF PAUL SNEIJDER (Québec, Canada)

December 17, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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WEST COAST PREMIERE Paul needs a dramatic change and quits his steady job.  During his many walks and encounters in the city parks, he becomes a dog walker.  If Paul can survive the wacky canines and their equally crazy owners, the cold Canadian winter and his wife’s strange obsession for organic chicken, he might be on a journey to self-recovery. Genre:  Drama | Dark Humour Cast:  Géraldine Pailhas, Thierry Lhermitte, Guillaume Cyr & Gabriel Sabourin Director:  Thomas Vincent Music:  Philippe Deshaies,…

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