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January 2022

THE AUTOMAT (U.S.)

January 29 @ 10:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Jan 29, 2022: Covid Guidelines:  Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Mandatory masks indoors, No food or beverages in the screening room .  Seating is socially distanced so please allow a two-seat buffer between parties and do not sit directly behind anyone.  Free to DFS members. Guests pay $12 cash at the door. Movie begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Doors unlock at 9:40.

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February 2022

THE DAZZLED / LES ÉBLOUIS (France)

February 12 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Feb 12,, 2022 Covid Guidelines: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Mandatory masks indoors, No food or beverages in the screening room . Seating is socially distanced so please allow a two-seat buffer between parties and do not sit directly behind anyone. Free to DFS members. Guests pay $12 cash at the door. Movie begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Doors unlock at 9:40.

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BLACK BOX / Boite noire (France)

February 26 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:15 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Feb 26, 2022: BLACK BOX. Feb 12,, 2022 Covid Guidelines: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Mandatory masks indoors, No food or beverages in the screening room . Seating is socially distanced so please allow a two-seat buffer between parties and do not sit directly behind anyone. Free to DFS members. Guests pay $12 cash at the door. Movie begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Doors unlock at 9:40. Free to DFS members. Guests pay $12 cash at the door. Movie begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Doors unlock at 9:40.

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March 2022

OUT OF EXILE (USA)

March 5 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Mar 5, 2022 Covid Guidelines: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, No food or beverages in the screening room . Seating is socially distanced so please allow a two-seat buffer between parties and do not sit directly behind anyone. Free to DFS members. Guests pay $12 cash at the door. Movie begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Doors unlock at 9:40.

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PLAYGROUND / UN MONDE (Belgium)

March 19 @ 10:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

March 19, 2022 PLAYGROUND - Belgium's official submission for 2022 Academy Award Best International Film was selected for the shortlist of 15.

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April 2022

SECRET NAME / La place d’une autre (France)

April 2 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

April 2, 2022: SECRET NAME (France) Nelie escaped a miserable existence by becoming a frontline nurse in 1914. One day, she takes the identity of Rose, a young woman from a good family, who dies in front of her.

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CONFETTI – China/USA

April 16 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

April 16, 2022: CONFETTI. How far would a mother go to reverse her child’s fate?  Based on writer/director Ann Hu’s story, that’s the question facing Lan, who travels with her 9-year-old severely dyslexic daughter from their small town in China to New York City.  An immigrant experience combined w/ a mother-daughter story.

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May 2022

PEACE BY CHOCOLATE – Ukraine Fundraiser

May 7 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$15.00

May 7, 2022 - PEACE BY CHOCOLATE - UKRAINIAN FUNDRAISER Based on an incredible true story, this film is an inspiring narrative of working together and overcoming unimaginable hardship. After the bombing of his father's chocolate factory, a charming young Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new small-town life, caught between following his dream and preserving his family's legacy.

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NIGHT DOCTOR / Médecin de nuit (France)

May 21 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

May 21, 2022 - NIGHT DOCTOR - Mikaël is a doctor on night call.  He looks after patients from underprivileged neighborhoods, as well as those whom no one else wants to see: drug addicts, homeless people, those living in challenging areas,  Tonight, he has to reclaim control over his life.   

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June 2022

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE (South Korea)

June 4 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

June 4, 2022 - IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE. After years of living abroad, a middle-aged former actress (Lee Hye-young) has returned to Seoul to reconnect with her past and perhaps make amends. 

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FULL TIME / A plein temps (France) – (Southern CA Premiere)

June 18 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

June 18, 2022 - FULL TIME / A TEMPS PLEIN - Marie goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a Parisian luxury hotel despite the daily commute to Paris. When she finally gets a job interview for a position she had long been hoping for, a national strike breaks out, paralyzing the public transport system. The fragile balance that Marie has established is jeopardized. Marie then sets off on a frantic race against time, at the risk of foundering.

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July 2022

MADELEINE COLLINS – France (Southern CA Premiere)

July 9 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

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)

July 23 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

July 23 - BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY (documentary) - Jeffrey Schwarz, Director, Producer, Editor in attendance. 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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August 2022

HAUTE COUTURE (France)

August 6 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

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)

August 20 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7mjM_X8cm4 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 is and why it is needed. Our protagonists are custodians of film whose work behind the scenes safeguards the…

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September 2022

LA CIVIL / Mexico

September 10 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik3TEtfLyCU Cielo’s teenage daughter, Laura, is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. Despite paying several ransoms, Laura is not returned. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands. She finds help from Lamarque, a military man with an unconventional modus operandi, who agrees to assist her in her search – off the record – in exchange for information that she can provide as a local. Cielo’s collaboration with Lamarque will pull her into the…

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PEACEFUL / DE SON VIVANT (France/Belgium)

September 24 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upCym_xcJfo A son in denial of a serious illness. A mother facing the unbearable. And between them a doctor and a nurse fighting to do their job and bring them to acceptance. They have one year and four seasons to come together and understand what it means to die while living. Genre:  Drama Run time:  122 minutes Country:  France, Belgium Language:  French w/English subtitles Premiere:  Southern CA   Director:  Emmanuelle Bercot Writers:  Emmanuelle Bercot (screenplay) | Marcia Romano (screenplay) Producers:  François Kraus | Denis Pineau-Valencienne Composer:  Eric Neveux Cinematographer:  Yves…

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October 2022

ON THE EDGE / Entre la vie et la mort (Belgium/France)

October 8 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

  https://youtu.be/qrrN0YEumEU Brussels. Leo, a Spanish metro driver, while conducting his train and arriving at a station, sees a young man in distress on the edge of the platform. He recognizes his son Hugo right before he falls onto the rails and then dies at the hospital. Leo, who had not seen his son for years, will discover that he was involved in a bloody heist. While on the trail of his son’s murderers, Leo will be closely watched by…

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SKIES OF LEBANON / SOUS LE CIEL D’ALICE (France)

October 22 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:15 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

https://vimeo.com/720308275 Starring the beloved Alba Rohrwacher and Wajdi Mouawad, the film combines live action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon and is inspired by the family history of filmmaker Mazlo based on her grandmother’s stories of life during the Lebanese Civil War, Mazlo crafts a touching and heart-breaking story of love during wartime. Genre:  Romance / Drama / War Run time:  92 min Country:  France Languages:  French, Arabic, Italian with English subtitles Premiere:  Palm Springs Principal Cast: …

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November 2022

FATHER / OTAC (Serbia)

November 5 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

https://vimeo.com/684844319 A small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola's best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers…

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SILHOUETTE SECRETS (United Kingdom / United States)

November 19 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Silhouette Secrets is a documentary in which a modern-day silhouette artist takes a journey back in time to explore the history of his shadowy art, asking the question "Where did it come from?"  On the way he meets the world's fastest silhouette artist, who challenges him to a duel of scissors!  The journey takes him from a windswept seaside pier - on the north coast of Wales - to an Audi showroom in Houston, Texas, and finishes with an intriguing…

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