Special Notice:
Effective 03/05/2022

Covid Guidelines: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot,  Seating is socially distanced so please allow a two-seat buffer between parties and do not sit directly behind anyone.  Masks are no longer required, but recommended,

 

Free to DFS members. Guests pay $15 cash at the door. Movie begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Doors unlock at 9:30

Our Mission

Desert Film Society

The Desert Film Society promotes the appreciation of film in the Coachella Valley by providing Society members an unique opportunity to view the latest in art, international & cutting-edge independent cinema and educating members by providing a platform for discussion of the art of film and film craft.  Since 2002, Desert Film Society has presented one-time screenings of award winning films from global festivals.

Events

Upcoming Screenings

MADELEINE COLLINS – France (Southern CA Premiere)

MADELEINE COLLINS – France (Southern CA Premiere)

July 9, 2022 – MADELEINE COLLINS Judith Fauvet (Virginie Efira, most recently acclaimed for her leading performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta) leads a double life with two families: raising a daughter with one partner in Switzerland, and another two sons in France.

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BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY (Filmmaker guests)

BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY (Filmmaker guests)

July 23 – BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY (documentary) – Filmmaker Guests! When Gloria Swanson, the iconic star of Sunset Boulevard, saw an opportunity to parlay her silent film glory into a new phase of her career, she began to envision a musical stage adaptation of her most famous film.

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HAUTE COUTURE  (France)

HAUTE COUTURE (France)

August 6 – HAUTE COUTURE Esther (Nathalie Baye) is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 year old woman, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade

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FILM, THE LIVING RECORD OF OUR MEMORY  (Canada/Spain)

FILM, THE LIVING RECORD OF OUR MEMORY (Canada/Spain)

Why are we still able to watch moving images captured over 125 years ago? As we move ever further into the digital age, our audiovisual heritage seems to be taken increasingly for granted. However, much of our filmed history and cinema has already been lost forever. Film archivists, curators, technicians and filmmakers from around the world explain what film preservation...

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