Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 10

Posted by Larry Gleeson

FILM TIP SHEET FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11

 

APPRENTICE

Singapore – 2016 – 97 minutes
Director: Boo Junfeng
AWARDS BUZZ-BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
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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 1110:30 AM – Mary Pickford
Director, Boo Junfeng to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE

FOREVER PURE

Israel/UK/Ireland/Norway – 2016 – 87 minutes
Director: Maya Zinshtein
TRUE STORIES
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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 111:45 PM – Annenberg
Fri, Jan 1310:30 AM – Annenberg
Sun, Jan 151:45 PMPalm Canyon

Purchase tickets HERE.

JULIE AND THE SHOE FACTORY

France – 2016 – 83 minutes
Directors: Paul Calori, Kostia Testut
NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS
International Premiere
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Wed, Jan 114:00 PM – PSHS
Director, Kostia Testut to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE.

YOUTH IN OREGON

U.S. – 2016 – 100 minutes
Director: Joel David Moore
WORLD CINEMA NOW
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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 116:45 PM – PSHS
Thu, Jan 125:00 PM – Regal
Director, Joel David Moore to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE

NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED

Mexico – 2016 – 92 minutes
Director: Cristina Herrera Bórquez
TRUE STORIES
North American Premiere
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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 117:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Sat, Jan 148:00 PMPalm Canyon
Sun, Jan 151:30 PM – Regal
Director, Cristina Herrera Bórquez to attend.
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.

VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD

Belgium/France – 2016 – 121 minutes
Director: Christophe Van Rompaey
WORLD CINEMA NOW
North American Premiere
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Wed, Jan 117:30 PM – Camelot
Fri, Jan 1311:00 AM – Regal
Sun, Jan 157:30 PM – Camelot

Producer, Dries Phlypo to attend.

Purchase tickets HERE

 

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN

U.S. – 2015 – 93 minutes
Directors: Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire
TRUE STORIES
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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 118:00 PMPalm Canyon
Sat, Jan 1410:30 AM – Annenberg
Sun, Jan 155:00 PM – Annenberg
Directors, Adam Schlesinger and Linda Saffire to attend Jan. 11 and Jan. 14 screenings.
Purchase tickets HERE

*SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

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.
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(Source: psiff.org)

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