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January 2020

BEST OF DORIEN B. (Flanders)

January 18 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

January 18 @ 10:00 am | A thirty something married mother of two with a flourishing veterinary practice sees her hitherto settled life start to crumble all at once.  An unsentimental treatment and lots of wry humor balance out the chaos in a film where a woman must find herself again and all that is ‘best’ in her to escape the trap that life has pushed her into.

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February 2020

RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT (U.S.A.)

February 1 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

February 1, 2020 – U.S. – 87 min – Documentary. For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news twenty-four hours a day. A civil rights-era Communist radical who became fabulously wealthy and reclusive later in life, her obsession started with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979—at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 as the Sandy Hook massacre played on television while Marion passed away. In between, Marion filled 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows and commercials that show us how television shaped the world of today and in the process tell us who we were.

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RAFAËL (Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia)

February 8 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

February 8, 2020  – Drama / Romance / True Story - 106 min. The Arab Spring forces Tunisian Nazir, married to the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Kimmy, to escape to Europe, but he ends up in Lampedusa, imprisoned as an illegal refugee.  RAFAËL is a romantic drama about two lovers giving everything they have, just to try to be reunited for the birth of their son Rafaël.  It is a suspenseful story about borders, dreams, perseverance and love-transcending bureaucracy, borders and even prison walls.

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BALLOON (Germany)

February 22 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

February 22, 2020 - BALLOON – Germany – 128 min - Drama | Thriller.

Thuriingen, 1979. Based upon a true story of two families who worked on an audacious plan for more than two years: to flee East Germany in a homemade hot-air balloon- a nerve-wracking battle against the clock..

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March 2020

THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

March 7 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

March 7, 2020. Drama, 113 minutes, United Kingdom, English. The extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German POW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy. Based upon the true story of Bert Trautmann, German POW and English soccer star.

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THOSE WHO REMAINED (Hungary)

March 14 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

THIS MOVIE IS BEING RESCHEDULED. CHECK BACK LATER FOR NEW DATE. Drama - 88 min. The achingly tender connection between two Holocaust survivors of different ages. A rare post-Holocaust drama, Hungary's entry is a touching, tender tale of two Holocaust survivors — a 42-year-old doctor who lost his family in the camps and a 16-year-old girl traumatized by the brutality she has seen — whose chaste but deeply intimate connection saves them both.

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April 2020

THE GIRL IN THE FOG (Italy)

April 4 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

This movie will be rescheduled. Check back later for new date. GIRL IN THE FOG – Italy – 128 min – Crime/Mystery

On her way to church in the hazy alpine village of Avechot, the quiet 15-year-old, Anna Lou, daughter of a religious couple, vanishes into thin air, never to return home.  To aid in the investigation of this puzzling case is summoned the fastidious Detective Vogel (Toni Servillo) with his questionable methods.

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HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (Germany)

April 25 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

This movie will be rescheduled. Check back in May. HOW ABOUT ADOLF? – Germany – 91 min – Comedy

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare's lofty question takes on new life in this savage comedy-a breakout hit in Germany-which raucously lampoons contemporary German attitudes, guilt and denials of the Nazi past. When Thomas (Florian David Fitz), the black sheep of a progressive middle-class academic family, surprises his siblings with the news that he intends to name his son Adolf, petty carnage ensues as personal, ideological and sexual histories are unmasked in this scintillating dark comedy. A breakout German box office hit.

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May 2020

SILENT REVOLUTION (Germany)

May 16 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

May 16, 2020 - SILENT REVOLUTION – Germany – 111 min – Drama/History

A gripping and true story set in 1956 in East Germany of a group of students who saw their life changed forever by a harmless human act of solidarity during the early stage of the Cold War, where freedom of thinking and integrity could make anyone an enemy of the state… or an ordinary hero. This is a film about the extraordinary courage of young individuals in a time of political oppression.

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June 2020

THE PERFECT NANNY / CHANSON DOUCE (France)

June 6 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/6 to enable them to watch this film.   Leila Slimani’s critically acclaimed, international bestseller “The Perfect Nanny” — aka “Chanson Douce” — is on the big screen. The story follows Myriam, a lawyer who decides to return to work after having children. She and her husband think they’ve found the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy,…

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AMIA – ARCHIVAL SCREENING NIGHT

June 13 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

On SA, June 13 Desert Film Society members will receive a link to view this film orig scheduled for May 2.   A video introduction will feature Melissa Dollman and Devin Orgeron.  

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MRS G – Israel (plus 3 shorts)

June 27 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/27 to enable them to watch this film.   COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE MRS G. tells the story of Mrs. Lea Gottlieb, the legendary designer, founder and owner of the Gottex swimwear empire. Gottlieb was a woman full of contradictions who knew how to recover from periods of crisis – from surviving the Holocaust, establishing a small factory in Israel, to her phenomenal success abroad. The film follows Mrs. G’s incredible creativeness along…

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July 2020

WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT (Germany & Switzerland)

July 11 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

DFS Members will be sent a link on 7/11 to watch this film.  Oscar®-winner Caroline Link (All About Me, Nowhere in Africa) adapted Judith Kerr’s bestseller When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a true story about parting, family cohesion, and optimism, for the screen.

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August 2020

THERE ARE NO LIONS IN TEL AVIV (Israel)

August 8

On August 8 Desert Film Society members will receive a 24 hour link to watch this film at home.

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PETER FALK VS COLUMBO (France)

August 22 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
CA United States

On August 22, 2020 DFS members will receive an E-mail link to watch this.

For many, he is above all the fluffy and at the same time ingenious investigator who transfers the powerful to their luxury villas in a crumpled trench coat. But Peter Falk not only embodied Inspector Columbo, but also worked as an actor with directors such as Frank Capra, Sydney Pollack, John Cassavetes and Blake Edwards.

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September 2020

WHEN I BECAME A BUTTERFLY – Iran

September 12
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

On September 12, 2020 Desert Film Society members will be e-mailed a link to enable them to watch this Iranian thriller.

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SUBLET – U.S. / Israel

September 20
At home Palm Springs, CA United States

Note because of Rosh Hashanah, this film will be sent to Desert Film Society members on SUNDAY.

A New York Times travel writer comes to Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy.  The energy of the city & his relationship with a younger man brings him back to life.

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MY DOG STUPID / Mon chien stupide (France & Belgium)

September 26
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

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.

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October 2020

OH MERCY! (France)

October 10
At home Palm Springs, CA United States

On October 10, 2020 DFS members will be e-mailed a 24 hour link to watch this film at home.

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