Posted by Larry Gleeson
FILM TIP SHEET FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11
Singapore – 2016 – 97 minutes
Director: Boo Junfeng
AWARDS BUZZ-BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
This fraught psychological drama explores the issue of the death penalty from the executioner’s point of view, while also sparing more than a thought for the family members of the condemned. “Formidable filmmaking.” Hollywood Reporter
Wed, Jan 11 – 10:30 AM – Mary Pickford
Director, Boo Junfeng to attend.
Israel/UK/Ireland/Norway – 2016 – 87 minutes
Director: Maya Zinshtein
Take Israel’s most popular soccer team, add a controversy-seeking owner, mix in two unsuspecting Muslim players and a rabid fan base hostile to change, and what do you get? The explosive, enthralling, and disturbing documentary, Forever Pure. Winner: Documentary direction and editing, Jerusalem.
Wed, Jan 11 – 1:45 PM – Annenberg
Fri, Jan 13 – 10:30 AM – Annenberg
Sun, Jan 15 – 1:45 PM – Palm Canyon
Purchase tickets HERE.
JULIE AND THE SHOE FACTORY
France – 2016 – 83 minutes
Directors: Paul Calori, Kostia Testut
NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS
Wed, Jan 11 – 4:00 PM – PSHS
Director, Kostia Testut to attend.
YOUTH IN OREGON
U.S. – 2016 – 100 minutes
Director: Joel David Moore
WORLD CINEMA NOW
Frank Langella leads a tremendous cast in this seriocomic road movie about a difficult, dying man on a cross-country journey to commit legally assisted suicide, against the wishes of his dysfunctional family.
Wed, Jan 11 – 6:45 PM – PSHS
Thu, Jan 12 – 5:00 PM – Regal
Director, Joel David Moore to attend.
NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED
Mexico – 2016 – 92 minutes
Director: Cristina Herrera Bórquez
North American Premiere
Borquez’s memorable doc follows a same-sex couple, Victor and Fernando, as they fight for the right to be married in their home town of Mexicali, Baja California. A rallying cry for equality and a testament to the power of ordinary people to become agents of change.
Wed, Jan 11 – 7:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Sat, Jan 14 – 8:00 PM – Palm Canyon
Sun, Jan 15 – 1:30 PM – Regal
Director, Cristina Herrera Bórquez to attend.
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:
* Opening -or- Closing Night Screening and Gala Reception – 4 Tickets
* Festival Screening Passes – 4 non-transferable passes, good for all regular screenings
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.
VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD
Belgium/France – 2016 – 121 minutes
Director: Christophe Van Rompaey
WORLD CINEMA NOW
North American Premiere
Wed, Jan 11 – 7:30 PM – Camelot
Fri, Jan 13 – 11:00 AM – Regal
Sun, Jan 15 – 7:30 PM – Camelot
Producer, Dries Phlypo to attend.
RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN
U.S. – 2015 – 93 minutes
Directors: Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire
An inspiring, mesmerizing portrait of the sublime dancer Wendy Whelan. Schlesinger’s film highlights such timeless issues as aging, retirement, self-rejuvenation, loyalty and family, and does so with as much flourish, technique and artistry as a prima ballerina.
Wed, Jan 11 – 8:00 PM – Palm Canyon
Sat, Jan 14 – 10:30 AM – Annenberg
Sun, Jan 15 – 5:00 PM – Annenberg
Directors, Adam Schlesinger and Linda Saffire to attend Jan. 11 and Jan. 14 screenings.
Please note the following schedule changes –
– The screening of UNA on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 pm has been moved
to the Regal Cinemas Palm Springs.
– The screening of THE UNKNOWN GIRL on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 pm
has been moved to the Camelot Theatres at 8:30 pm.
– The screening of ELLE originally scheduled on Saturday, January 14 at 8:30 pm
has been changed to screen at the Camelot Theatres on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 pm. The film’s star, Isabelle Huppert will be in attendance
for a post-screening Talking Pictures.
All existing tickets will be honored at the new screening times/venues.