Palm Springs Film Festival – January 6th

Posted by Larry Gleeson

SUNNY SKIES AND WARM TEMPERATURES FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 6TH

FILM SUGGESTIONS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

 

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY

Mexico – 2017 – 90 minutes
Director: Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
WORLD CINEMA NOW
World Premiere

everybody_loves_somebody_psiffLiving a picture-perfect life while in the fog of heartbreak, successful Mexican-American obstetrician Clara is on the verge of letting love back into her life just as her ex, Daniel, unexpectedly reappears, forcing a major life reappraisal in this funny and bittersweet bilingual romantic comedy.

Sat, Jan 78:00 PM – Annenberg
Sun, Jan 810:00 AM – Mary Pickford
Fri, Jan 1310:00 AM – Regal
Writer/Director, Catalina Aguilar Mastretta and Actors, Karla Souza, José María Yazpik and Ben O’Toole will be attending.
Purchase tickets HERE.

BOUNDARIES

Canada – 2016 – 100 minutes
Director: Chloé Robichaud
NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS

boundaries_psiffQuebecois filmmaker Chloé Robichaud arrives with her anticipated sophomore feature after 2013’s acclaimed Sarah Prefers to Run. An ambitious feminist political satire, Boundaries follows three women as they negotiate a deal that will allow foreign companies access to natural resources on a tiny Canadian island.

Sat, Jan 71:30 PM – Mary Pickford
Director, Chloé Robichaud to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE.
book_to_screen_psiff
On Wednesday, January 4th some fascinating conversations occurred at Book To Screen, an event that shines a light on the often complex, always invigorating ways in which the written word informs and inspires motion pictures.

NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE

U.S. – 2016 – 75 minutes
Director: Amber Sealey
WORLD CINEMA NOW

no_light_psiff

In this raw, sexually graphic and unsettling odyssey, a lost, lonely Londoner, her marriage over, flies to Los Angeles, where she holes up in a seedy motel and searches for the father who abandoned her when she was an infant.

Sat, Jan 72:30 PM – Regal
Sun, Jan 88:00 PM – Regal
Director, Amber Sealey to attend.

Purchase tickets HERE.

BRIMSTONE

Netherlands – 2016 – 148 minutes
Director: Martin Koolhoven
AFTER DARK
U.S. Premiere

brimstone_psiff

A fiery reverend (Guy Pearce) terrorizes a mute midwife (Dakota Fanning) in Koolhoven’s grim, violent Western. Told in reverse chronological order, this dark drama doesn’t want for blood and thunder.

Sat, Jan 74:15 PM – Annenberg
Sat, Jan 147:00 PM – Mary Pickford

Purchase tickets HERE.

DREAM VACATION PALM SPRINGS

VACATION PALM SPRINGS “DREAM VACATION” WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
* A Four (4) night stay for up to 4 people in a luxury 3-bedroom Palm Springs vacation rental home during the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Winner will also receive the following:dream_vacation_psiff
* Opening -or- Closing Night Screening and Gala Reception – 4 Tickets
* Festival Screening Passes – 4 non-transferable passes, good for all regular screenings
Enter NOW through January 16, 2017
Must be at least 25 years of age to enter this contest.
No purchase necessary.
One entry per person; employees of PSIFF are not eligible.

X500

Canada/Colombia/Mexico – 2016 – 108 minutes
Director: Juan Andrés Arango
WORLD CINEMA NOW
U.S. Premiere

x500_psiffIn Canada, Colombia and Mexico, three young migrants undergo familiar struggles with anguish, displacement and violence in this visually stunning sophomore film from acclaimed writer/director Juan Andrés Arango (La Playa DC).

Sat, Jan 76:30 PM – Regal
Mon, Jan 98:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Director, Juan Andrés Arango to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE

NELLY

Canada – 2016 – 100 minutes
Director: Anne Émond
WORLD CINEMA NOW
 

nelly_psiffThis inventive, non-linear biopic explores the life and work of the French Canadian author and former sex worker Nelly Arcan in explicit, sometimes erotic, sometimes anguished detail. “A movie every bit as racy, rough-edged and conflicted as the woman whose story it tells.” Montreal Gazette

Sat, Jan 77:00 PM – Camelot
Sun, Jan 810:30 AM – Mary Pickford
Mon, Jan 92:15 PM – Palm Canyon
Director, Anne Émond to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE
 

BREAKABLE YOU

U.S. – 2017 – 120 minutes
Director: Andrew Wagner
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
World Premiere

breakable_you_psiffA smart and sophisticated movie about smart and sophisticated (but flawed and unfulfilled) people, this sensitive adaptation of Brian Morton’s novel about an over-the-hill writer, his ex and his fragile daughter is buoyed by beautifully calibrated performances from a terrific cast led by Holly Hunter and Tony Shalhoub.

Sat, Jan 77:30 PM – PSHS
Sun, Jan 810:00 AM – PSHS
Director, Andrew Wagner to attend
Purchase tickets HERE

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

UK/U.S. – 2016 – 110 minutes
Director: Colm McCarthy
AFTER DARK

THE_GIRL_PSIFF.jpgWhen a viral outbreak transforms millions of people into flesh-eating predators, could the fate of civilization rest on the slender shoulders of Melanie, a young “hungry” who’s retained her genius-level IQ? Stylish and sophisticated, Colm McCarthy’s impeccably cast, post-apocalyptic thriller is calibrated for maximum tension.

Sat, Jan 710:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Sun, Jan 87:15 PM – PSHS
Fri, Jan 1310:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Purchase tickets HERE

BONTA Restaurant & Bar

If you’re going to one of the great Festival films at the Mary Pickford (or even if you’re not) bonta-webour friend Chef Hector Salvatierra at Bonta Restaurant & Bar, is offering a special discount to those attending the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
10% off entire check includes all bar items and dinner menu!
Bonta is located at 68510 E Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 140, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (across the street from the Mary Pickford Theatres in the Desert Cinema building). Telephone: 760-832-6100.
Ticket and Pass holders need to show their pass or ticket they have purchased at any time during the Festival. Tickets will be honored throughout the festival dates, they expire at end of festival.
They will be serving lunch from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, Happy hour from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm, dinner from 4:00 pm. Cocktails $4.50, Wine $5.00. Martinis $5.50.
They will also have take-out lunch boxes:
Soup and Salad or soup and Sandwich combos
Our Famous Homemade Chips and Chef Hectors Famous Chili and Split Pea soup
 
Check out their full menu HERE.
Make sure to stop by and say hello to Chef Hector and enjoy his truly amazing food. Tell him Larry sent you for a special treat!
(Source: psiff.org)

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