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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.
The screening and reception are SOLD OUT, however standby seats for the screening only at the Camelot Theatres may become available.


Netherlands – 2016 – 100 minutes
Director: Paula van der Oest
International Premiere

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.


India – 2017 – 96 minutes
Director: Rahul Bose
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.


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

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.
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!


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

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.


U.S. – 2016 – 96 minutes
Director: Amber Tamblyn

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


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.
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.


Nigeria – 2016 – 118 minutes
Director: Izu Ojukwu

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.



France/Japan/Belgium – 2016 – 131 minutes
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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.

You can read the official 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Souvenir Program Book online.
Just click HERE.

AFI FEST Presents World Premiere of THE COMEDIAN with Robert De Niro & Leslie Mann

The World Premiere of THE COMEDIAN from Sony Pictures Classics and Cinelou Films will play as a Special Screening of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi. The film stars Oscar® winner Robert De Niro, along with Leslie Mann, Oscar® nominee Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin, Oscar® winner Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone and Oscar® nominee Harvey Keitel. Written by Art Linson, directed by Oscar® winner Taylor Hackford and produced by Art Linson, John Linson, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon and Taylor Hackford.

In THE COMEDIAN, an aging comic icon, Jackie (De Niro) has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (DeVito) and his wife (LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.THE COMEDIAN will screen on Friday, November 11, at the Egyptian Theatre.


AFI FEST takes place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled in October.




Go to AFI.com for details to purchase Patron Packages, which include access to Galas and other high-demand films and events. Individual tickets will be available on AFI.com beginning November 1.

(Source: http://www.blog.afi.com)

Lipstick Under My Burkha to be screened at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson

By Suparno Sarkar

The movie Lipstick Under My Burkha will have its World Premiere at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival to be held from Octoer 25 to November 3. Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha, the film is set in the crowded lanes of a small town and chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of freedom.

Lipstick Under My Burkha features Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur, among others.

Expressing her excitement about the movie being screened at the Tokyo Film Festival, the director said in a statement: “The landscape of small town India is rapidly changing, and women are finding the courage to think about what they truly want. Their secret dreams and veiled desires – just on the verge of breaking out. It is this point of transition that Lipstick Under My Burkha explores. Though locally rooted, it is a story with universal resonance. And I am delighted to begin the film’s journey at the esteemed Tokyo International Film Festival.”

Meanwhile, Konkona Sen Sharma is also delighted about the event. “It is truly an honour to have our film premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. I’m particularly excited because it is in a competitive section at such a prestigious festival,” she said.

A still photo of Ratna Pathak from Lipstick Under My Burkha (Photo courtesy of PR Handout)


Ratna Pathak Shah added: “I am thrilled to be a part of this brave film that explores desire in the context of a changing India. And I am delighted that our film will premiere at the Tokyo IFF. It is wonderful news.”

(Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.in)

World Premiere of “Visitor’s Day” set for AFI DOCS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                             

Date: June 15, 2016

Visitor’s Day, the latest feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Opper, will premiere on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:45pm at the AFI DOCS international documentary film festival at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center located at 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD.


Visitor’s Day, set at IPODERAC, a home for 72 abandoned boys, tells the story of Juan Carlos, a runaway at age 10 who struggles for self-acceptance in the face of abandonment by his father. Founded in 1966, IPODERAC will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary this month, the month of our world premiere. This is also the year they break ground on the first home of it’s kind for girls and young women, a fact revealed in the film. The founder and various leaders of IPODERAC will be flying in from Mexico for this premiere.


For 50 years, IPODERAC (www.ipoderac.org) has helped homeless boys become self-sufficient, productive citizens of Mexico. It embodies the values of education, work and sustainability it teaches the children by operating as a social enterprise that generates 75% of its revenues from the sale of 28 varieties of artisan goat cheese.

Opper directed and produced the Emmy® Award-nominated feature documentary “Off and Running” which was an Audience Favorite at Tribeca, won ten international festival awards (including Outfest) and aired on P.O.V. in 2010. Visitor’s Day, is supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Chicken & Egg Pictures and The Independent Television Service (ITVS).  Nicole has produced films for The Discovery Channel and a documentary series for Here TV, and was selected for Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

Filmmaker Nicole Opper


Director’s Statement:

I first encountered the IPODERAC boys as an eighteen year old volunteer, and I knew I was witnessing something extraordinary. Eleven years later, I unearthed the journal I kept during my time there. In it, I read that I had vowed to come back and make a documentary about this place. I returned to IPODERAC to fulfill this promise and lived on the premises for a year. While this film is an intimate verite portrait of one young man growing up at IPODERAC, I see this story as a beacon of hope, a tale of redemption and a positive depiction of our neighboring country in the midst of a storm of mainstream media that continues to focus almost exclusively on drug violence and “illegal” immigration.

Visitor’s Day also will show at the AFI DOCS festival on Sunday, June 25th at 5:30pm at the Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th St., NW, Washington, DC.


Tickets are available at www.afi.com and additional information about the film is available at www.visitorsdaythefilm.com.


“VISITOR’S DAY is an affecting portrait of a neglected boy striving for self-acceptance and maturity.” – AFI DOCS Film Festival

(Press release provided by Stephanie Strong)

“Doc & Darryl” World Premiere

One of three documentary world premiere’s at the 2016 AFI DOCS, Doc & Darryl, tells the story of the men behind the headlines of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets phenomenons Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. The film is directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and will be screened on Sunday, June 25th, 2016, at 5:15 P.M., at the Landmark 1 in downtown Washington, D.C.  Get tickets here: Doc & Darryl




Doc & Darryl Film Summary

When they were good, they were the biggest stars on a team that captured New York City and the 1986 World Series. But when they were bad, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry broke the hearts of Mets fans. “They were going to be our guys for years,” laments Jon Stewart in this evocative yet searing 30 for 30 documentary directed by Judd Apatow (“Trainwreck”) and Michael Bonfiglio (“You Don’t Know Bo”). Reunited at a diner in Queens, the pitcher and the power hitter look back on the glory days of the mid-’80s and the harrowing nights that turned them from surefire Hall of Famers into prisoners of their own addictions. Listening to Doc talk about missing the parade down the Canyon of Heroes, or Darryl counsel others at his ministry, you can only wish that these two very different men had not followed the same destructive path.

Director’s Take

The stories of Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden seem inextricably linked, whether the lives of these two very different men are actually intertwined or not. Both phenoms drafted by the Mets straight out of high school, their parallel meteoric rises in early-1980s New York and the demons that plagued them turned these two superstars and franchise saviors into tabloid fodder and punchlines. We were interested in understanding the men behind the headlines, and what drove them to their spectacular highs and lows. We hope that this film humanizes Doc and Darryl, and in doing so sheds light on issues that we can all relate to in our own lives or the lives of those around us.


Get tickets here: Doc & Darryl

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(Source: espn.go.com)