Posted by Larry Gleeson
The world-famous PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA is kicking off this year’s festival! This event is sure to be a memorable experience with a stellar line-up of honorees from the greatest of films that Hollywood has to offer this year – Annette Bening, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Casey Affleck, Amy Adams, Ruth Negga, Andrew Garfield, Natalie Portman, Mahershala Ali, the cast of HIDDEN FIGURES, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons and LA LA LAND with director Damien Chazelle, and stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Now that’s Hollywood glamour.
Viggo Mortensen highlights Talking Pictures. This series of special programs is devoted to exploring the careers and creative choices of some of the top talents in the world of ﬁlm. Oscar®-caliber directors, actors, screenwriters and other creative talents engage with leading entertainment journalists and audiences in a conversation about contemporary cinema.
Introduced in 2015 by Barbara Keller and Susan Rosser, Book To Screen is a popular Festival sidebar shining a light on the often complex, always invigorating ways in which the written word informs and inspires motion pictures. More movies than not are sourced from literature: novels, short stories, comic books, biographies, journalism and other forms of non-fiction.
Book To Screen is a two-day event covered by a single pass which provides full access to all symposium panels, discussions, and screenings. Day one consists of film screenings. Day two is a symposium featuring conversations with a remarkable array of writers and screenwriters exploring the push-and-pull between the literary and cinematic worlds. Passes are still available at the Festival Ticket and Information Center. Individual tickets for panels and screenings will not be on sale. For more information about Book To Screen click HERE.
DREAM VACATION PALM SPRINGS
TAKE ME HOME HUEY
This moving documentary traces the evolution of Steve Maloney’s eponymous mixed-media sculpture, in which he took a wrecked Huey helicopter, restored it and transformed it into a remarkable memorial to the men who served and lost their lives in Vietnam. It’s a salutary reminder of the healing power of art.
Souvenir Program Book online.