Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 14

Posted by Larry Gleeson

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IT’S NOT OVER YET, CHECK OUT THESE FILMS ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

 

TRUMAN

Spain/Argentina – 2015 – 108 minutes
Director: Cesc Guy
WORLD CINEMA NOW
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Two of Spanish-speaking cinema’s finest stars, Ricardo Darin and Javier Cámara, play lifelong friends reconnecting for a short visit under the shadow of terminal cancer in this wide and tender (and surprisingly funny) movie from Cesc Gay. Goya Winner: Best Film, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Goya Awards.
Sun, Jan 1510:00 AM – Mary Pickford
Purchase tickets HERE.

THE HIPPOPOTAMUS

UK – 2015 – 90 minutes
Director: John Jencks
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
North American Premiere
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A country manor mystery that’s actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, adapted from Stephen Fry’s best-seller. A disgraced poet and all-round drunken sot, Ted is invited to his friend Lord Logan’s estate, and investigates a spate of “miracle” healings attributed to Logan’s teenage son.

Sun, Jan 1510:00 AM – PSHS

Director, John Jencks; Actor, Matthew Modine to attend.

Purchase tickets HERE.

FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION

Italy/U.S. – 2016 – 80 minutes
Director: Francesco Carrozzini
TRUE STORIES
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The brilliant and controversial editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani, is given the documentary treatment by the one man who can get her to drop her guard -her son-in this insightful portrait of one of fashion’s most original icons.
Sun, Jan 1510:30 AM – Regal
Purchase tickets HERE.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Mexico/U.S./France – 2016 – 98 minutes
Director: Natalia Almada
WORLD CINEMA NOW
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In the first scripted film from acclaimed non-fiction filmmaker Natalia Almada (El velador), her austere gaze is trained on a lonely, aging government bureaucrat, Doña Flor. Patience is demanded, and rewarded. “A heartfelt argument for empathy.” Indiewire. Winner: Best Actress, Morelia.
Sun, Jan 152:00 PM – Regal
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.

 

 

THE DAY WILL COME

Denmark – 2016 – 119 minutes
Director: Jesper W. Nielsen
WORLD CINEMA NOW
North American Premiere
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Inspired by recent revelations about abuse in Danish orphanages dating back to the 1960s, this hard-hitting but inspiring drama focuses on two (fictional) brothers, aged 10 and 13, resisting the brutal regime of Headmaster Heck, armed with nothing but their imagination. It reunites the writer and two stars from TV’s The Killing. Winner: Audience Award, Hamburg.
Sun, Jan 154:30 PM – Regal
Purchase tickets HERE.

THE SPY AND THE POET

Estonia – 2016 – 95 minutes
Director: Toomas Hussar
WORLD CINEMA NOW
North American Premiere
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A socially awkward secret service agent makes the acquaintance of both a beautiful Russian spy and a barely tolerable Estonian modern poet in the absurdly comic new film from the producer of Tangerines. It provides a sarcastic reflection on the identity and concerns of contemporary Estonia.
Sun, Jan 157:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Purchase tickets HERE.
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(Source: psiff.org)

 

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