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January 2013

HELENO (Brazil)

January 19, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil’s greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas, starring  Rodrigo Santoro, one of Brazil’s most talented and famous actors.  Santoro was Raul Castro, in Steve Soderbergh’s CHE, was also in LION’S DEN by Pablo Trapero and starred in NOT BY CHANCE (DFS 7/18/2009).  He was in other major films such as, “I Love You Phillip Morris” with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, ‘300’ as Xerces,  Fox…

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February 2013

SPUD (South Africa)

February 2, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 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 South Africa 1990.  Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it’s Spud Milton’s first year at an elite boys only private boarding school.  Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home.  Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood.  (The path it seems could be a rather long road).  He is cursed with parents from well…

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SHUN LI & THE POET (Italy)

February 16, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Shun Li, a young Chinese immigrant, leaves her job in a textile factory near Rome for a small town along the Venetian lagoon.  She’s driven by one burning desire – to somehow get her papers and bring her young son from China to join her.  The tavern where she works has always been the traditional meeting place of the local fishermen, and for years the handsome old Slav fisherman “The Poet” Bepi, an immigrant…

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March 2013

PRIMA PRIMAVERA (Hungary)

March 9, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Gábor, a middle-aged, simple-minded man, finds his life is suddenly thrown into chaos when his caregiver mother is shot in a bizarre bank robbery that he witnesses.  He forms an unlikely alliance with Joli, a no-nonsense Ukrainian girl from the underworld and they embark on a journey of escape to a sanctuary he remembers from his childhood. Director:  János Edelényi Writers:  János Edelényi, Endre Hules Runtime:  90 min Genres:  Drama | Romance Distributor:…

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PARIS-MANHATTAN (France)

March 23, 2013 @ 9:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Alice is an offbeat pharmacist surrounded by a nice but dysfunctional family.  She’s still single to the great consternation of her parents.  She actually met the perfect man 20 years ago… but he married her sister!  Since then, no one has lived up to her expectations.  She takes refuge in Woody Allen movies.  In her day dreams, she has long talks with Allen, asking him about everything from love to work.  According to…

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April 2013

OUT IN THE DARK (Israel)

April 13, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere - One Time Screening Special Guest – Writer/Director Michael Mayer Two young men, a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer, played by Nicholas Jacob and Michael Aloni, meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.  Rarely has the emotional, human toll of the Israel-Palestine conflict been explored in such immediate, affecting and sensual detail. Director:  Michael Mayer Writers:  Michael Mayer, Yael Shafrir Runtime:  96 min. Genre:  Drama | Romance…

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May 2013

COMING OF AGE / ANFANG 80 (Austria)

May 4, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening A touching film about a unique couple in a society that ignores the elderly.  A love story about Rosa & Bruno, people in their 80s, who had considered themselves cut off from life until they suddenly experience what it’s like to live and love again.  Against all odds, they prove that it’s never too late for new love and they enjoy the freedom that love brings.  Does happiness have an expiration date?  Or are…

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SPINNING PLATES (USA)

May 11, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Special Guest:  Joseph Levy – Director / Writer / Producer / Editor SPINNING PLATES is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are.  A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion.  A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community.  A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and…

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June 2013

CLARA (Germany)

June 1, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Clara Schumann” wears the mantle of a period love story with attractive distinction — touted as the tale of the feverish ménage-a-trois between 19th-century composers Clara, her husband, Robert Schumann and his protege Johannes Brahms.  The film, as one might expect, contains some extraordinary musical moments.  Clara’s sexist encounters and feminist issues well-illustrate the oppression faced by 19th century women, even by those of immense talent, beauty, and renown. Writers:  Nicole-Lise Bernheim, Helma Sanders-Brahms…

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GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION (Canada)

June 15, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening Explore the music scene in Greenwich Village in the 60′s and early 70′s.  A film about a new generation of singers and songwriters, including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Don McLean, Carly Simon and others who helped develop political folk music, which tackled issues including civil liberties and the war in Vietnam.  Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage and new live performances GREENWICH VILLAGE tells a story about community, courage and most importantly,…

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July 2013

EL CUERPO / THE BODY (Spain)

July 13, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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West Coast Premiere – One Time Screening A night watchman is accidentally killed while fleeing from the morgue where he worked.  When the police arrive to take stock, they discover that the corpse of a young woman has mysteriously disappeared from the morgue without leaving any trace.  Inspector Jaime Pena (José Coronado) investigates the strange event with the help of Álex Ulloa (Hugo Silva), the widower of the missing woman.  Opens in Miami and San Diego on July 12. Writers:  Oriol…

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August 2013

ZAYTOUN (Feature – Israel, UK) & LUCY (Short)

August 3, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere - Sneak Preview ZAYTOUN Showing with short "LUCY" -  Guest, Libby Blood, Director/Writer In 1982, amid the Lebanese Civil War, Israeli pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is shot down over Beirut and is taken prisoner by inhabitants of a Palestinian refugee camp.  Among the captors is ten-year-old Fahed, whose father obsessively tends to his prized, but sickly olive tree, refusing to replant it until they return to their ancestral land. Despite his deep-rooted hatred for Yoni, Fahed realizes…

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CHASING BEAUTY (USA)

August 17, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere - One Time Screening Special Guests - Director, Brent Huff & Model, Hoyt Richards CHASING BEAUTY provides a rare glimpse into the intriguing and complex world of modeling.  Behind the glossy covers of Vogue and Glamour lie the rarely talked about, uncensored stories of what models endure and sacrifice to become a top model.  CHASING BEAUTY examines body image and the psychological effects of the beauty business on young women and men. The film examines what it takes to…

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September 2013

A PERFECT LIFE / LA VITA FACILE (Italy)

September 7, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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West Coast Premiere - One Time Screening Luca Manzi, an Italian doctor who has abandoned life in Rome to work in a ramshackle hospital in rural Kenya, is surprised to hear that his life-long friend Mario Tirelli is coming to Kenya and assist him with the hospital. Mario enjoys the trappings of wealth and success that life as a well-known surgeon have brought him and, from the moment of his arrival, it’s plain that his materialistic, impatient ethos will not serve…

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FREE FALL (Germany)

September 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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On a weekend police-training course, Marc meets fellow officer, Kay, and begins to develop feelings for him. Kay is spontaneous and a little illicit, which is not Marc's day-to- day life. Back at home though, Marc thinks nothing of it-until Kay is transferred to his unit. Torn between his love for his pregnant girlfriend Bettina and the rush of a completely new experience, his life spins increasingly out of control. As they deepen their affair, Marc becomes tangled in a…

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October 2013

MATTERHORN (The Netherlands)

October 19, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere - One Time Screening Devout Calvinist widower Fred leads a respectable, utterly boring life.  Suddenly Theo arrives, a mentally impaired adult, mental age about five.  Fred starts enjoying 'fathering' again, becomes protective and even defends him against bully urchins and the pretentious bigot sexton.  When Theo asks to 'wed' Fred, both grumpy men's darkest secrets and regrets have to be dealt with.  …. Summary written by KGF Vissers Country:  The Netherlands Run Time:  87 min Distributor:  Artsploitation Films…

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November 2013

WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER (UK)

November 2, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere - One Time Screening Like most inquisitive boys, 12 year old Sam wants to know about UFO's, horror movies, ghosts and girls.  Sam also has Leukemia and although the adults in his life don't want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things…

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A PERFECT MAN (USA)

November 16, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere  - One Time Screening Set in Amsterdam, the film centers around James, a successful architect and troubled man who finds the answers to his questions about women in an over-the-phone relationship with Nina.  When the pair finally meet, James finds that Nina is not what he expected.   Writers: Larry Brand, Peter Elkoff Director: Kees Van Oostrum Runtime: 95 min. Genre: Drama Country: USA, Netherlands Language: English Distributor: IFC Films Rating: N/R Starring: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Liev Schreiber,…

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December 2013

BUDDIES / COLEGAS (Brazil)

December 7, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Coachella Valley Premiere - One Time Screening COLEGAS (BUDDIES) is a road movie that shows the simple things in life in a poetic light through the eyes of three young people with Down Syndrome, who love movies and work at the video library of the institution where they have always lived.  Inspired by the movie "Thelma & Louise", they decide to run away using the gardener's old car to have a freedom experience. They travel to uncommon places in search for…

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AFTERMATH (Poland)

December 21, 2013 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Inspired by true events.  Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family.  Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they…

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January 2014

SOME VELVET MORNING (USA)

January 18, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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West Coast Premiere Stanley Tucci stars as a man who surprises his former mistress (Alice Eve), claiming to have left his wife. Before too long, a dark history between the two has come into focus.    "This film is an emotional see-saw... I am in awe of it." – Film.com "LaBute hasn't made something this unforgettable in a long time." – The Playlist "Full of intelligent and witty twists and turns." – Screen International Writer | Director:  Neil LaBute Running time:  82 min.…

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February 2014

THE ROCKET (Australia /Laos)

February 1, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Official submission for 2014 Academy Award, Best Foreign Film. A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. Audience Award - AFI Festival, November 2013, L.A. Website and Trailer:   http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1474…

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THE MAJOR (Russia)

February 15, 2014 @ 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 Coachella Valley Premiere There’s no way back, once you cross the line Playing out over the course of one day, The Major is a gripping drama that sees screenwriter-director Yuri Bykov deliver an indicting criticism of police corruption and the collateral damage it leaves behind. Speeding down a rural road on a cold, snowy day, towards the hospital where his wife is giving birth, Sergey Sobolev (Denis Shvedov), a police major at a small city precinct, runs…

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REEL INJUN – Native American Festival – Invite

February 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Native American Film Fest invites Desert Film Society members as their complimentary guests at a  9:30AM screening.  SPECIAL GUEST:  N. Bird Runningwater Director, Native American and Indigenous Program – Sundance Institute Born of the Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache peoples, Runningwater was reared on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. He has overseen the Native Lab of the Institute which has launched projects such as Four Sheets to the Wind, Sikumi, Miss Navajo, Shímásání, and Drunktown’s Finest.  Runningwater has also established filmmaker Labs in New Zealand and…

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March 2014

WHITE LIES (New Zealand)

March 1, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Official Academy Award submission from New Zealand for '2014 Best Foreign Film' White Lies is a story about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman.  She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people - she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers.  On a rare trip to the city, she is approached by Maraea (Rachel House), the…

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THE STURGEON QUEENS (USA), GUS (USA) and IN BED AT 10 PM (Israel)

March 15, 2014 @ 9:30 am to approx. 11:30 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERES STURGEON QUEENS: 100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister, 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman, have life stories that hit all the key notes of the New York Jewish immigrant experience: hardwork, humor, romance, and a little tsuris. Hattie and Anne are the surviving daughters of the famed lox and herring emporium on the Lower East Side, Russ & Daughters, which opened its doors in 1914. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, see interviews with…

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April 2014

JIMMY P.: PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN (France – in English)

April 5, 2014 @ 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   In the late 1940s, at the progressive Menninger Clinic, two mavericks bonded, not simply as therapist and patient, but as friends united by their personal experiences as outsiders. Arnaud Desplechin’s extraordinarily intelligent and moving adaptation of Georges Devereux’s landmark work of ethnographicpsychoanalysis stars Benecio Del Toro as the titular Jimmy P, a Blackfoot Indian and World War II veteran suffering from what initially seems like severe posttraumatic stress, and Mathieu Amalric as Devereux, a Hungarian Jew…

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May 2014

POUR UNE FEMME/FOR A WOMAN (France)

May 3, 2014 @ 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 Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family's past. After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents, Michael and Léna. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. Soon, Anne's research…

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JE M’APPELLE HMMM…. /MY NAME IS HMMM… (France)

May 17, 2014 @ 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 French fashion designer and film producer Agnes Trouble makes her directorial and screenwriting debut under the pseudonym agnès b. with fictional JE M’APPELLE HMMM... Dark and designed to unsettle. An 11 year old runaway, the oldest daughter of three. An absent mother, an abusive father, a grandmother too pure to imagine what is going on. A field trip, the girl disappears... she has found refuge in a truck, an initiatory journey, a chance meeting, new encounters, a…

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June 2014

NAOMI / HITPARTZUT X (Israel, France)

June 7, 2014 @ 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 Ilan Ben Natan, a 58-year-old Astrophysics Professor, is obsessively in love with his young wife, Naomi. When Ilan discovers that his deepest fears have come true – Naomi has a lover – he is unable to control himself. He stalks and confronts the lover. "A film about guilt, love, devotion and a quintessentially overprotective mother, this edgy film successfully combines suspense and human nature in the best traditions of Alfred Hitchcock and the Coen Brothers." … San…

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WHERE I BELONG (UK & Austria)

June 28, 2014 @ 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 WHERE I BELONG is a riveting historical drama that portrays the power of love and forgiveness during even the darkest of times. Rosemarie is a hard working young woman living in a small English town in the 1950's with her father. They had lost their home and way of life as they fled Austria during the war to escape the Nazi oppression. Since then, despite poverty and loneliness, she has always kept the faith that better days would…

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July 2014

MAGNIFICA PRESENZA / A MAGNIFICENT HAUNTING (Italy)

July 19, 2014 @ 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 Twenty eight year old Pietro, a lonely soul who works night-shifts in a bakery, has just moved to Rome into a beautiful and crucially low rent apartment. He soon starts noticing objects have been moved and strange noises are coming from empty rooms. It becomes clear that he is not living alone. His initial reaction is to ignore the seven and a half annoying residents, and then tries everything he can to get rid of them, to…

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August 2014

FOUR OF A KIND (Australia)

August 2, 2014 @ 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 Lies. Betrayal. Blackmail. Murder. Four different women, each with a well-hidden secret they are coaxed, tricked or forced into revealing. Through a veil of lies all four flirt with the truth as they experience betrayal, ambition, loneliness, pain and anger. But the lies they tell themselves might be the ones that hurt the most. " … beneath its deceptively simple surface lies an emotionally lacerating psychological whodunit of unusual complexity" Paul Harris, FILM BUFFS FORECAST ‘ Fine…

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MY GERMAN FRIEND (Germany & Argentina)

August 16, 2014 @ 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 After the war, Nazis and Jews alike fled to Argentina to escape war crime tribunals and the horrendous persecution of the past, respectively. Each brings with them an intense dislike of the other, trying their best to begin new lives, but the ghosts of the past sometimes never let go. Two families, one Jewish, and one German, are neighbors. The film is a story about their children's lifetime close relationship. In her new film, MY GERMAN FREND,…

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September 2014

BRASSERIE ROMANTIEK (Belgium)

September 6, 2014 @ 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  Forty-something Pascaline runs a brasserie and her stylish dining room is fully booked for Valentine's Day.  She thinks she's prepared everything. But how could she expect that an old flame from 20 years ago would suddenly reappear.   Her other diners must also cope with the unexpected -  50 year-old, bored housewife, Rose, Mia, approaching 30 and thinking of suicide, and shy clerk, Walter. The lust-inducing menu in Brasserie Romantique, makes the audience salivate, is comprised so:…

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MIA (Argentina) co-sponsor w/CINEMA DIVERSE

September 20, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Ale is a beautiful transgender cartonera who lives on the city’s edge, in a shantytown for the gay and transgender homeless.  She gathers refuse and cardboard on the Buenos Aires streets to make a living.  One night Ale sees 10-year old Julia being forced back inside her house by the maid and her father.  The maid quits, and in frustration, the father throws a mysterious cardboard box into the trash.  Ale takes the box containing the personal effects & journal of…

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October 2014

CLOSED SEASON /ENDE DER SCHONZEIT (Germany)

October 11, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Bruno, a young German entomology student, travels to an Israeli kibbutz, but he is not seeking a romantic experience in the young Zionist state, nor will he make any scientific discoveries. Before her death, Bruno’s mother told him to deliver a letter to Avi, a German-born Jewish member of the kibbutz. Reluctantly, Avi shares his story from 1942 with the young man. During the war, while fleeing to Switzerland to escape the Nazis, Avi was saved by the brutish, hard-working…

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November 2014

A WOLF AT THE DOOR (Brazil)

November 1, 2014 @ 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 Set in Rio de Janeiro, "A Wolf at the Door" is an absorbing & challanging thriller about a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia (Fabíula Nascimento) discovers her 6 yr old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with Rosa (Leandra Leal), whom detectives believe to be involved in the…

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PAULETTE (France)

November 15, 2014 @ 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 In this amusing fairytale, based upon true events, cranky and racist Paulette lives alone in the Paris suburbs.  With her meager pension she can no longer make ends meet. Writers:  Laurie Aubanel, Jérôme Enrico Director:  Jérôme Enrico Running Time:  87 min. Genre:  Comedy | Crime Distributor:  Cohen Media Group Country:  France Language:  French w |English Subtitles Rated R for drug content and language Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Carmen Maura, Dominique Lavanant, Françoise Bertin, André Penvern FESTIVALS:  Festa do…

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December 2014

QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM (Romania)

December 6, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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US Premiere at NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS FESTIVAL -New York, March 2014.   Romania, mid-1980's, Sorin (Sorin Leoveanu) a gifted mathematician whose career advancement is blocked because he is not a member of the Communist party, comes to the attention of the security services after he secretly arranges for an academic paper on his new theorem to be published in an American journal.  With practiced insidiousness, the Securitate start their investigation, led by Voican (Florin Piersic, Jr.) who sets…

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A PLACE CALLED HOME (Serbia/Greece)

December 20, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Eleni, a professor of cardiology in London, has been estranged from her father, Kyriakos, for many years. Kyriakos has never forgiven her for leaving her country. When Eleni’s husband, Harris, is posted to China on an open-ended contract, she realizes the danger of a new uprooting and decides to visit Greece and make peace with her father. But when she reaches home, nothing she finds is as she expects. Nina, a woman from Serbia, is living with Kyriakos, looking after…

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January 2015

WELCOME TO KUTSHER’S: THE LAST CATSKILLS RESORT (USA)

January 24, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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One of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels during its heyday, Kutsher's was family-owned and operated for over 100 years.  Exploring the full Dirty Dancing-era Catskills experience— and how it changed American pop culture in the comedy, sports and vacation industries— this award-winning documentary captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes. The Catskills resorts were not only a Jewish refuge and family vacation paradise, they also gave birth to American stand-up comedy, the NBA…

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February 2015

24 DAYS (France)

February 7, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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For Israeli audiences, this scenario may sound horrifyingly familiar.  A young man is kidnapped and brutally tortured.  Except this didn’t happen this summer, but eight years ago – and in Paris.  The victim was Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian Jew whose murder has come to symbolize the rise of anti-Semitism in modern-day France. January 20, 2006.  After dinner with his family, Ilan Halimi called an attractive girl he had met at work and made plans to meet her for coffee. Ilan…

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MATEO (Columbia)

February 21, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Official Best Film submission for 2015 Academy Awards When the healing power of art weakens violence in Colombia. Mateo, 16, collects extortion money on behalf of his uncle and uses his pay to help out his mother, who grudgingly accepts the ill-gotten money out of need.  They live by themselves in the poor, violent neighbourhoods alongside the Magdalena River valley in Colombia. To prove his worth, Mateo agrees to infiltrate a local theatre group in order to uncover its members’…

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March 2015

THE LAST MENTSCH (Germany)

March 14, 2015 @ 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 Marcus (MARIO ADORF) is a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz.  His survival strategy after the war was creating a new identity for himself in Germany, one without Jewish friends or ties.  Now faced with his own mortality, he suddenly decides he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery.  To his surprise, he must first prove that he is actually a Jew.  But with all his family gone and no remaining records, he has no evidence, save for the…

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ATTILA MARCEL (France)

March 21, 2015 @ 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 Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. He does express himself through colorful suits that would challenge any Wes Anderson character in nerd chic. Paul's aunts have only one dream for him: to win piano competitions. Although Paul practices dutifully, he remains unfulfilled until he submits to the interventions…

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April 2015

THE GILDED CAGE (France)

April 25, 2015 @ 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 For 30 years Maria & José Ribeiro have been living In an upscale Paris neighborhood,in the cozy little concièrge’s apartment of a handsome 19th century building. This Portuguese émigré couple are universally liked: Maria is a diligent housekeeper, and José is a skilled handyman. They are so highly appreciated and well integrated, that when they have a chance to fulfill their dream to return to Portugal and live a comfortable life, nobody wants to see the Ribeiros…

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May 2015

THE FINISHERS (Belgium/France)

May 2, 2015 @ 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 In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice. The catch? Seventeen-year-old Paul (Fabien Héraud) has congenital palsy. His distant father is a former Ironman competitor, now unemployed and aimless, and Paul becomes inspired by a real-life family in Massachusetts who competed in the competition. Writer| Director: Nils Tavernier Running Time: 86 minutes Genre: Family Drama|Sport Distributor: Pathe International Country: France Language: French w/English subtitles…

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MARSHLAND (Spain)

May 30, 2015 @ 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 The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division -to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of general disregard for women rooted in a…

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June 2015

ROCK THE CASBAH (France/Morocco)

June 13, 2015 @ 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 When successful entrepreneur and businessman Moulay Hassan (Omar Sharif) dies, in accordance with Muslim tradition, his family reunites at their home in Tangiers to spend three days sharing their memories and grieving his loss.  Sparks start to fly when prodigal daughter Sofia (Morjana Alaoui) jets in from New York.  The youngest of three sisters, Sofia has made a new life for herself as an actress in America.  Her return provides the opportunity to settle some scores with her…

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LAYOVER (USA) – in French

June 27, 2015 @ 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 FILMMAKER GUESTS JOSHUA CALDWELL, (WRITER/DIRECTOR) TRAVIS OBERLANDER, (PRODUCER) Simone, a young Parisian on her way to Singapore to get engaged, is forced to spend the night in Los Angeles when her connecting flight is canceled.  After contacting her old friend Juliette, the two head out for a night of fun with some of Juliette's friends.  When Juliette leaves the club with a stranger, Simone finds herself alone, downtown with no ride.  The arrival of a handsome and mysterious…

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July 2015

HIPPOCRATES – Diary of a French Doctor (France)

July 18, 2015 @ 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 Closing night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week, Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin, played by Vincent Lacoste (Eden), who begins his internship at the hospital ward run by his father.  Confident and determined that he will quickly become a successful doctor, Vincent soon realizes that the reality of the medical world is a lot grimmer than what…

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August 2015

THE TOWER (Germany)

August 8, 2015 @ 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 “A devastating German television mini-series about life in East Germany in the 1980s as experienced by a cultured family in suburban Dresden. A sweeping overview of a society that operates on fear, secrecy and duplicity. The Tower reminds us that the slogan “the personal is political” applies more than ever in a world where privacy has all but vanished, and any intrusion can be justified in the interests of security." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times…

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BEREAVE (USA) – Guest: Writer/Director George Giovanis

August 22, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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SPECIAL GUEST WRITER/DIRECTOR, GEORGE GIOVANIS  Coachella Valley Premiere Fatally ill Garvey thinks he has figured out how to die alone. But when his beloved wife Evelyn goes missing on their anniversary he must live to save her.  Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell, and Keith Carradine star in this character-driven romance about the love & loss of live. Writer|Director:  Evangelos Giovanis, George Giovanis Running Time:  99 min Genre:  Drama | Romance Distributor:  Multicom Entertainment Country:  USA Language:  English Rating:  N|R Official Website…

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September 2015

EADWEARD (Canada)

September 12, 2015 @ 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 EADWEARD is the perfect movie to play both at a film festival and an art museum. It recounts the endeavors of the real-life Eadweard Muybridge, whose 19th-century photographic methods would serve as a template for what became movies. It is also a visually captivating film, beautifully shot by cinematographer Tony Mirza. Muybridge, played by Michael Eklund, is an obsessive observer of motion: horses galloping, humans jumping. In the 1880s, he took more than 100,000 photographs as part…

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LIZ IN SEPTEMBER (Venezuela)

September 19, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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CO-SPONSOR with CINEMA DIVERSE Based on the classic lesbian play, LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE, the drama, LIZ IN SEPTEMBER stars Latina lesbian supermodel Patricia Velasquez and is brought to the screen by esteemed Venezuelan director Fina Torres (WOMAN ON TOP). Every year, Liz (Velasquez), a hardcore party girl and womanizer, celebrates her birthday with her friends at a Caribbean beach retreat. This year is different. When a young woman outsider arrives, Liz’s friends dare her to seduce her. But…

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October 2015

DEAREST (Hong Kong / China)

October 3, 2015 @ 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 Shenzhen, southern China. When their 3-year old son Tianpeng goes missing, Tian Wen-jun and his ex-wife, Lu Xiao-juan, find their ordinary lives thrown into complete turmoil. Overwhelmed with guilt, they struggle to cope with the neverending nightmare that most people would be unable to comprehend. They comb through half the country in search of their child but to no avail. The waiting is the hardest thing to endure but they persevere, clinging to the faintest glimmer…

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THE FOOL / DURAK (Russia)

October 17, 2015 @ 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 The lives of hundreds of the dregs of society are at stake in this stark, grotesque portrait of a new Russia on the verge of catastrophe. Investigating a maintenance problem in a decaying provincial housing project, plumber and engineering student Dima (Artyom Bystrov) discovers two massive cracks running the length of the building. Convinced that the building is about to collapse, he rushes to alert the mayor, who is celebrating her birthday with a drunken crowd. The…

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November 2015

TO LIFE! (Germany)

November 7, 2015 @ 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 When young drifter Jonas (Max Riemelt) begins a friendship with ageing and isolated Ruth (Hannelore Elsner), their two lives become intimately intertwined.  Raised in postwar Germany, Ruth, an ex-cabaret Yiddish performer with a suppressed life force, is struggling with moving into a retirement complex.  Wandering throughout the city doing menial jobs, young Jonas tries to avoid being tied down.  Mixed with flashbacks of Ruth’s sultry Yiddish musical performances, AUF DAS LEBEN! TO LIFE! follows the two as…

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MISS VIOLENCE (Turkey)

November 21, 2015 @ 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 On the day of her birthday, eleven-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki’s family keep insisting that it was an accident. What is the secret that young Angeliki took with her? Writers:   Alexandros Avranas, Kostas Peroulis Director : Alexandros Avranas Running Time:   98 minutes Genre: Drama Distributor:  Elle Driver Country:  Greece…

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December 2015

YELLOW EYES OF THE CROCODILES (France)

December 5, 2015 @ 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 Directed by Cécile TELERMAN Synopsis Based on the runaway bestseller, Katherine Pancol’s novel The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles – Editions Albin Michel. When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two – confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé – is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager…

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GITEL (Russia & Lithuania)

December 19, 2015 @ 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 It’s 1969. Intelligent & witty concert violinist, Gitel Bargman (Marija Korenkaitettr), lives in a Kuybyshev apartment.  To the outsider, she has everything, but Gitel hides a secret.  A survivor of the Holocaust, she is haunted not only by painful memories of the past, but also by the ghosts of her two sisters who perished in an extermination camp.  Unable to escape her past, Gitel cannot embrace her future.  One night she meets Lev, a quiet man who struggles…

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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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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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$8 - $15

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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January 2017

DOLORES (Germany) showing with JOE’S VIOLIN (USA)

January 21 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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  DOLORES California Premiere Georg Letterer is an introvert modeler, who builds detail-obsessed prototypes. He receives an order from famous Hollywood actress Dolores Moor to make a model of her extravagant villa. This is the opportunity for Georg to escape from suburban dreariness and the perfidious psychological terror of his brother. He tirelessly works on the detailed model and simultaneously falls for the unattainable Dolores. One day Georg discovers an unusual power: He is able to influence the physical reality…

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February 2017

HANDS OF A MOTHER / Die Hände meiner Mutter (Germany)

February 4 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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GUEST:  FLORIAN EICHINGER  (Writer/Director)  At a family gathering, Markus, an almost 40-year-old doting father, is reminded of his ugly childhood when his 4-year-old son is slightly injured while alone with his grandmother. Writer|Director:  Florian Eichinger Genre:  Drama Running Time:  106 minutes Distributor:  Media Luna Country:  Germany Language:  German w|English Subtitles Rating:  N|R Starring: Andreas Döhler, Jessica Schwarz, Katrin Pollitt, Heiko Pinkowski FESTIVALS: Germany: Filmfest Munich!, Munich International Film Festival, Oldenburg Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival; Estonia, Tallinn Black Nights; USA:…

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CENTER OF MY WORLD (Germany)

February 25 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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When Phil returns home from summer camp he finds that his mother and twin sister, aren't speaking to one another. Unwilling to confront his family during the last of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend.  As the school year begins, a new student arrives, the handsome and mysterious Nicholas.  Infatuated, Phil watches his crush and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. Writer| Director:  Jakob M. Erwa Genre:  Drama Running time:  115 min. Distributor:…

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March 2017

THE DAUGHTER (Australia)

March 11 @ 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 The first film from one of Australia's greatest theater director's, is at once a brilliant re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen's THE WILD DUCK and a startling, absorbing work of art in its own right. Starring Paul Schneider, Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill. After a fifteen-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns home to rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Geoffrey Rush), the wealthy owner of the local mill that's been the economic bedrock of…

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THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE (France/Germany)

March 18 @ 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 Nathan Fabre, a young Catholic teacher, while working on his thesis about French resistance to the Nazis during World War II, discovers a photograph of a prisoner in Buchenwald concentration camp whose resemblance to his father is uncanny.  Yet when he mentions this to his father, it is brushed off as a coincidence.  As Nathan digs deeper and learns more, he tries to understand the origin of the violence he finds within himself and those around him.…

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April 2017

A KID (France)

April 8 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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CALIFORNIA PREMIERE Mathieu, a Parisian, is 33, but he has never met his father. His late mother always told him that he was the result of a casual encounter. One day, Mathieu receives a call telling him that his father was Canadian, and that he had just passed away. He also discovers that he has two step brothers and decides to go to the funeral in order to meet them. But once in Montreal, he realizes that nobody is aware of his existence or even interested…

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THE TEACHER (Czech Republic | Slovakia)

April 22 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Set in Bratislava during the final decade of communism, THE TEACHER examines the abuse of power at a middle school. Zuzana Maurery, named best actress at Karlovy Vary, plays a terrifying instructor who heads the local Communist party and uses her pupils to manipulate their parents for her own personal benefit. Director: Jan Hrebejk Writer: Petr Jarchovský Genre: Comedy|Drama Running time: 102 minutes Distributor: Film Movement Country : Slovakia|Czech Republic Language: Slovak w|English subtitles Rating: N|R Stars: Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana…

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May 2017

THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (France)

May 6 @ 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 Rolling off HIPPOCRATES, doctor-turned-filmmaker Thomas Lilti delves once again into the medical world with THE COUNTRY DOCTOR. The social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet (“Intouchables”, “Tell No One’) as a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by a middle-age woman who has come from the city hospital to earn her chops. Challenging each other with opposite views on medicine, the pair eventually bond and learn from one another. Writer|Director:  Thomas Lilti Genre:  Comedy | Drama…

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SANCTUARY / Freistatt (Germany)

May 20 @ 9:15 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 “May 1968: Rolling Stones, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, sexual revolution, protests against the Vietnam War… While Germany sets off for a new era of freedom, rebellious fourteen-year-old Wolfgang gets sent to Freistatt, a foster home for difficult children.  There he shall be “educated” to become a decent boy.  Wolfgang puts up a determined resistance against the brutal working conditions and the perfidious education methods of the wardens; he doesn’t allow them to get him down.  But for how long can he…

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June 2017

ADVENTURES OF MAX & LEON (France)

June 3 @ 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 “Max & Leon is the first feature film from the stars of the French TV sensation The Palmashow: the creation of stand-up comedians Grégoire Ludig and David Marsais.  In this epic WW2 comedy—in the vein of La Grande Vadrouille (which was for 40 years the most popular French film in the history of France)—our two heroes, Max and Léon, will try by all means possible to avoid going into battle … which leads the duo into a…

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ROSALIE BLUM (France)

June 10 @ 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   Based on the award-winning series of graphic novels by Camille Jourdy, Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM is a warm, witty and impeccably performed comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences. Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him.  Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up.  But one morning…

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July 2017

EMPTY SPACE (USA) showing with: THE MANY SAD FATES OF MR. TOLEDANO

July 8 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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EMPTY SPACE Southern California Premiere   “Tom, an overweight young man, takes refuge at his grandmother's cabin in rural Protection, IL, in an attempt to bury the years of being bullied and feeling rejected.  While in town, he meets a precocious blind girl named Lilly, who shows him how to be accepted and loved.  Tender, funny and dramatic, the film shows characters not often depicted onscreen as leads, in a unique coming of age story.”  …  emptyspacethemovie.com   Director:  James…

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HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (USA)

July 22 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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 “Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian Michelson, even if they don’t recognize the names.  Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more.  Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary…

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MIDNIGHT RETURN: STORY OF BILLY HAYES & TURKEY – with guests

July 24 @ 7:30 pm to approx. 10:00 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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  Join us for an EXCLUSIVE Q&A screening of Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey at Camelot Theaters! After his ingenious escape from a Turkish prison in 1975, Billy Hayes arrived home to a hero’s welcome, instant celebrity and within a week had a book and movie deal for his story. From the moment it stunned the world at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978, 'Midnight Express' cemented its place in film history as an artistic and financial success,…

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August 2017

HOMECOMING /Blóðberg (Iceland)

August 12 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Gunnar, a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books, lives in a beautiful house with Dísa, his wife of thirty years. Despite his expertise, their relationship is on the rocks and their attitude towards one another is becoming increasingly resentful and bitter. Their 25-year-old son and only child, David, comes back from a holiday with a new girlfriend, Sunna. Sunna is pretty, smart, polite and on the face of it, the perfect daughter in law. However, on…

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September 2017

TIGER THEORY (Czech Republic)

September 9 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Jan (Jiří Bartoška), a veterinarian, has had enough. The last drop was the death of his father-in-law who, just like him, ran out of strength and patience. Everything in his life, old age and finally even his death, the manner and the place of his grave, had always been decided by the grandmother (Iva Janžurová). She never listened to any of his wishes and desires in good faith that only she knows what is best for him. And so, quite…

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EL ACOMPANANTE / THE COMPANION (Panama)

September 23 @ 9:30 am to approx. 12:00 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film: Cuba: ‘The Companion’  NOTE:  Start time is 9:30 AM.  Co-Sponsor with CINEMA DIVERSE 1988, Cuba, those infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS were given free room, board and medical treatment at a beautiful facility called “Los Cocos”. Except for the criminals who shared prison cells, the patients shared apartments with other patients. These apartments were so comfortable that some healthy people wanted to have AIDS so they could live in such…

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October 2017

SILENT HEART (Denmark)

October 7 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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California Premiere   Three generations of a family have gathered at the matriarch’s (Ghita Nørby) house for the weekend. Terminally ill, she wants them to bid her a final farewell, having decided to end her life come Sunday. Sisters Sanne (Danica Curcic) and Heidi  (Paprika Steen) have accepted her desire to die before her disease worsens, but as the weekend progresses, their mother’s decision becomes increasingly hard to deal with, and old conflicts bubble up. August’s emotional meditation on life,…

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THE TESTAMENT (Israel)

October 28 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Based upon a book and facts, THE TESTAMENT is about Yoel, a meticulous historian, in the midst of a widely covered legal battle with powerful forces in Austria, concerning a brutal massacre of Jews that took place toward the end of WWII in the village of Lendsorf. An influential family of industrialists on whose land the murder took place, is planning to build a real estate project on the very same land. Yoel suspects that their aim is to bury…

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November 2017

HARMONIA (Israel) Showing with ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (USA)

November 11 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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  COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE HARMONIA is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two women. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, offers to have a baby for her from Abraham, shaking…

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SECOND TIME AROUND (Canada) Showing with THE FINAL SHOW (USA)

November 18 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Katherine Mitchell wasn’t looking for love a second time, not at her age, and certainly not with the cranky Isaac Shapiro.  Despite the nosy bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music.   But family problems and unforeseen illness threaten both their blossoming relationship and Katherine’s lifelong dream of going to the opera in Milan. Director:  Leon Marr Starring:  Linda Thorson and Stuart…

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December 2017

DARK FORTUNE /Finisteres gluck’ (Switzerland)

December 9 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE DARK FORTUNE is the prize-winning adaptation of Lukas Hartmann’s novel about the aftershocks of a family tragedy.  In the midst of a heated argument their car crashes in a mountain tunnel where four out of five family members are killed, including both parents.  Only the youngest son survives, 8-year-old Yves.  Later that night, psychologist Eliane Hess receives an emergency summons to visit Yves in the hospital.  As she struggles to break the shocking news, the boy's aunt…

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