Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM


California Premiere

Saturday - August 2, 2008
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, Holly is a captivating, touching and emotional experience.  Patrick (Ron Livingston), an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts has been 'comfortably numb' in Cambodia for years, when he encounters Holly (Thuy Nguyen), a 12-year old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village.  The girl has been sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute.

Special Note:
The producer’s, Priority Films, founded the RedLight Children Campaign,
which is a worldwide grassroots initiative generating conscious concern
and inspiring immediate action against child sexploitation.

Official Selections:
Hampton’s International Film Festival, Amnesty International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Mill Valley International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 60th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Starz Denver International Film Festival

“An unsparing look at child prostitution is a hard sell for audiences,
but this movie is a memorable achievement.”  --Hollywood Reporter

“HOLLY… hard to watch but even harder to forget.”  --New York Sun

Director:  Guy Moshe
Writers:  Guy Moshe, Guy Jacobson
Distributor:  Priority Films
Starring:  Ron Livingston, Chris Penn (Penn’s last film before his death, 1/24/2006)
Genre:  Drama, Foreign, Social Issues
Runtime:  114 minutes
Country:  USA | France | Israel | Cambodia
Language:  English | Khmer | Vietnamese with/English subtitles
Rating:  R for disturbing sexual situations involving children, and for language
Official Site

Copyright © 2007 - Desert Film Society
Website Design by Proctor Consulting