The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the year in film by a celebrated list of talents. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 14 days of events and film screenings featuring over 180 films. Venues include Palm Springs and Cathedral City.
PARTIAL LIST OF EVENTS
January 2, The Palm Springs International Film Festival rolls out the Red Carpet to welcome Hollywood’s hottest industry players and A-list celebrities for the Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Awards Gala is the Film Festivals showpiece event that kicks off the Festival each year with a dazzling celebration of old-school Hollywood star power, glamour, and talent. Grab a ticket for the event, or star gaze as top celebrities walk the red carpet.
January 4, The Post at Palm Springs High School. Steven Spielberg’s rousing, knuckle-biting account of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Meryl Streep stars as Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, as they take on the might of Nixon’s White House.
DINNER AND A MOVIE
January 8, catch Constructing Albert, a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the life and ambition of a restaurateur, following Chef Albert Adrià as he puts his past with famed restaurant elBulli behind him and embarks on a new culinary adventure. Then join us at Bontá in Cathedral City, where Chef Hector Salvatierra of Bonta’ serves up an eclectic mix of Mediterranean, European and Argentinian dishes.
Film Screening begins at 4:00 pm at the Mary Pickford Theater followed by dinner.
Bontá is located in the same complex as theater
January 10, The Cakemaker, a story of a gifted pastry chef and the aftermath of his passionate, closeted affair with a married man. The chic and swanky Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, the Uptown Design District’s Hot Spot is the featured Dinner and a Movie restaurant. This year they matchup with
Wednesday’s screening will be followed by dinner at Palm Springs’ chic and swanky Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, the Uptown Design District’s hot spot. Eight4Nine’s very own pastry chef Albert Gonzalez has created an eclectic and colorful menu
Film Screening begins at 4:30 pm @ Camelot followed by dinner.
Eight4Nine is a short drive from the theater
January 14, The Last Movie Star at Palm Springs High School.
An invitation from a film festival affords an elderly movie star a trip down memory lane that stirs his long-dormant heart. An octogenarian Burt Reynolds shares scenes with his ’70s-era self and delivers a resonant performance in this poignant, often funny drama.
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