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DRIFT (Greece / U.S.)

March 2 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm


A young Liberian refugee named Jacqueline (two-time Academy Award-nominee Cynthia Erivo) has barely escaped her war-torn country to a Greek island. She offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories that haunt her at bay. She meets an rootless tour guide (Alia Shawkat) and the two become close as they each find hope in the other to forge ahead.  From the producers of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and NOMADLAND.

FILMMAKER GUESTS:  Producer/Actor – Peter Spears, moderated by Producer/Actor – Jess Cagle

Genre:  Drama
Running Time: 93 min
Country: Greece
Language: English & Greek
Premiere:  Palm Springs
Director: Anthony Chen
Writers: Susanne Farrell, Alexander Maksik (based on the novel “A Marker to Measure Drift”)
Producers: Naima Abed | Anthony Chen | Cynthia Erivo | Emilie Georges | Peter Spears | Naima Abed | Solome Williams  
Composer: Ré Olunuga
Cinematographer: Crystel Fournier
Editor: Hoping Chen
Casting Director: Jina Jay
Production Designer: Danai Elefsinioti
Principal Cast:  Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Ibrahima Ba, Honor Swinton Byrne, Zainab Jah
Distributor:  Utopia
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYLgGGuFcVI

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival

“Solemn and stirring.”
—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 

“A performance so powerful that it’s occasionally too difficult to watch. And yet, Chen’s deft eye for the ebb and flow of recognizable human drama prevents you from ever looking away.”
—Siddhant Adlakha, IndieWir


March 2
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 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