Palm Springs OPENING NIGHT – January 5th

The Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Opening Night film and World Premiere of The Sense of an Ending, stars Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent.
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The screening and reception are SOLD OUT, however standby seats for the screening only at the Camelot Theatres may become available.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

TONIO

Netherlands – 2016 – 100 minutes
Director: Paula van der Oest
AWARDS BUZZ-BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
International Premiere
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A fragmented narrative constantly places the past alongside the present as a novelist and his wife try to make sense of the senseless death of their 21-year-old son. A high-wire emotional act from Dutch Oscar-favorite Paula van der Oest (Zus & zo; Accused).

Fri, Jan 61:30 PM – Mary Pickford
Sat, Jan 74:00 PM – Regal
Director, Paula van der Oest to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE.

POORNA

India – 2017 – 96 minutes
Director: Rahul Bose
WORLD CINEMA NOW
World Premiere

poorna_psiffOn May 25th, 2014, 13-year-old Malavath Poorna became the youngest woman to scale Everest. An adivasi (indigenous) teen, Poorna was selected as a champion of welfare schools, and Rahul Bose puts her accomplishment in the context of female empowerment while delivering the spectacle you would expect.

Fri, Jan 63:30 PM – Mary Pickford
Fri, Jan 1310:00 AM – Camelot
Sun, Jan 154:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Director, Rahul Bose to attend the Jan 6 screening.

Purchase tickets HERE.

THE DANCER

France/Belgium/Czech Republic – 2016 –
108 minutes
Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto
WORLD CINEMA NOW

the_dancer_psiffIn this inquisitive biopic about artistry and competition, musician Soko gives a raw performance as Loïe Fuller, an American dancer who’s the toast of Paris in the early 20th century-until she’s swept aside by a rising talent named Isadora Duncan (a luminous Lily-Rose Depp).

Fri, Jan 64:00 PM – PSHS
Sat, Jan 710:30 AM – Annenberg
Thu, Jan 1210:30 AM – Camelot
Purchase tickets HERE.
TALKING PICTURES: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC – VIGGO MORTENSEN
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It was great to see Viggo Mortensen’s new film Captain Fantastic on Tuesday, January 3 and even better to get his insight into the making of this terrific film
during the Talking Pictures program! Thank you Viggo!

THE UNTAMED 

Mexico/Denmark/France/Germany/Norway – 2016 –
100 minutes
Director: Amat Escalante
AFTER DARK

untamed_psiffA daring, disturbing and erotically charged sci-fi from the acclaimed director of Heli. A sexually omnivorous alien is holed up in a farmhouse in Guanajuato, and given her brutish, homophobic husband is cheating on her with her brother, Ale’s ready to take a walk on the wild side… Winner: Best Director, Venice.

Fri, Jan 66:30 PM – Mary Pickford
Sat, Jan 77:30 PM – Mary Pickford
Wed, Jan 117:30 PM – Regal
Purchase tickets HERE.

PAINT IT BLACK 

U.S. – 2016 – 96 minutes
Director: Amber Tamblyn
WORLD CINEMA NOW

paint_it_black_psiffA young man’s suicide is the springboard for an epic battle between the two women who loved him: his punk girlfriend and his patrician mother. First-time director Amber Tamblyn’s ferocious and flamboyant adaptation of the Janet Fitch novel is a real gothic shocker.

Fri, Jan 67:30 PM – Camelot
Sat, Jan 711:00 AM – Regal
Wed, Jan 114:00 PM – Mary Pickford

Director, Amber Tamblyn to attend the Jan 6 & 7 screenings.

Purchase tickets HERE

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

A stand-alone Film Festival Store  for the Palm Springs International Film Festival is featuring a complete collection of Film Festival Merchandise at Destination PSP. The Festival Store is now open and will be open every day except New Year’s Day through January 16.
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The Festival Store is located in the Regal Cinema Courtyard Plaza, unit 16,
just down from the Regal Cinemas and across the courtyard from the
Festival Ticket and Information Center.

You can also shop online at Destination PSP by clicking HERE.

’76

Nigeria – 2016 – 118 minutes
Director: Izu Ojukwu
WORLD CINEMA NOW

76The failed 1976 Nigerian coup serves as the real-life backdrop for Izu Ojukwu’s taut “Nollywood” love story between an army captain (Ramsey Nouah, excellent), who falls under suspicion after refusing to conspire with the plotters, and his wife (Rita Dominic), who is heavily pregnant.

Fri, Jan 61:30 PM – Camelot
Mon, Jan 94:30 PM – Mary Pickford
Thu, Jan 1211:00 AM – Regal
Director, Izu Ojukwu to attend the January 9 & 12 screenings.
Purchase tickets HERE.

 

DAGUERROTYPE

France/Japan/Belgium – 2016 – 131 minutes
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
MODERN MASTERS
U.S. Premiere

daugerrotypeJapanese horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa switches gears for this atmospheric, French-made quasi-ghost story. Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) works for a photographer (Dardenne regular Gourmet) given to visions of his dead wife and obsessed with photographing his daughter (Rousseau). Love blossoms and a deadly scam unfolds…

Fri, Jan 610:30 AM – Annenberg
Thu, Jan 122:15 PM – Palm Canyon

Purchase tickets HERE.

DID YOU KNOW?
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You can read the official 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Souvenir Program Book online.
Just click HERE.
(Source:psiff.org)

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