Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Coachella Valley Premiere

Saturday - August 4, 2007
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA
Q&A Lead by Wayne S. Wooden
Wayne S. Wooden is an Emeritus Professor Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, and will serve as discussant of FOUR MINUTES for the August 4th screening of the Desert Film Society.  One of the university courses Dr. Wooden continues to teach at Cal Poly is "Social Issues in Film."  His most recent co-authored book (of five books)  is RENEGADE KIDS, SUBURBAN OUTLAWS:  FROM YOUTH CULTURE TO DELINQUENCY (Wadsworth Press) which incorporates examples of  films pertaining to contemporary youth culture and delinquent teenagers.
Jenny is young.  Her life is over.  She killed someone.  And she would do it again.  When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once was.

Festivals & Awards:

Lola (Germany’s equivalent of the Oscar) winner in gold of two - Best Feature Film (Chris Kraus) and Best Performance by an actress in a leading role (Monica Bleibtreu); German Film Awards, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Sound; 2007 Bavarian Film Awards: Best Actress, Best Young Actress, Best Screenplay, VGF Award;  2006 Shanghai International Film Festival: Best Film; Biberach Film Festival, Audience Award & Grand Prize, Hof International Film Festival, Production Design Award, New Faces Awards Actress, Germany, (Hannah Herzsprung); Sofia International Film Festival, Best Director

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival; Cannes Film Festival; 31st Hong Kong International Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival


“A screenplay rich with layers and tangible characters, a unique scenario, powerful performances and gripping direction all combine to make Four Minutes an outstanding drama.“ - Australia
“Four Minutes is a rousing feature that is not something you see every day.” -

Writer/Director:  Chris Kraus
Distributor: Wolfe Video Releasing
Runtime:  108 minutes
Genre:  Drama
Country:  Germany
Language:  German w/English subtitles
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