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PAUL NEWMAN, BEHIND BLUE EYES! (France) + 2 shorts

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm

His beauty, masculinity and intelligence, and of course the color of his eyes, have followed Paul Newman throughout his life. Annoyed by the incessant references to his apparent sex appeal, the actor did everything he could to change the perception of him as a seducer. However, even in his most unsympathetic roles, he continued to captivate audiences around the world.
Consistently challenging both the stereotypes and the celebrations of Hollywood, Paul Newman preferred to exercise his freedom of thought. After enrolling in the Actors Studio in the early 1950’s, Newman had played in over 60 films, working with some of the most iconic directors in film history. Although relatively under the radar, his career as a director, with a dozen films under his belt, reflects the diversity and richness of his artistic vision.
Modest, shy, secretive, and determined to protect his own privacy, Newman did not give himself up easily and often used his humor to distance himself from the media frenzy. We will go through his films, his passions, his political views and civic battles, to discover the life and personality of the actor, the family man, and the philanthropist, hiding behind his blue eyes.

Directed by Pierre-Francois Gaudry | France | 52 minutes

English subtitles
S H O W I N G   W I T H: 

EXTRA INNINGS (9 min) – Director & writer John Gray.  A reporter interviews a major league baseball manager in an attempt to uncover secrets.

OR, THE WHALE (7 min) – Director, Writer, Producer, Mark Kiefer.  Fictitious meeting btwn Herman Melville & his editor/publisher.



December 4, 2021
10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society
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