Thursday

Start of Palm Springs Film Festival -2010

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France & US)

Ongoing through Jan. 18; Great theatres, & wonderful upcoming films!
Image: Joueuse (1/15 & 17)



-I've planned to view over 10 films (8th to 18th.)
Wonderful events scheduled tonight, here in Palm Springs...

-Palm Springs Festival Schedule:
(Opening Night) Black Tie Awards Gala (Jan. 7th)
-Schedule Films & Events (Jan 8th) VIEW.


NEWS: "City of Life or Death" replaced by: "For a moment, freedom"
China pulls pics out of Palm Springs fest ##
BEIJING China has pulled two movies out of the Palm Springs Film Festival in protest at the inclusion of a film about the Tibetan... Read.

-Festival Director Darryl Macdonald expressed his regrets...
And responded with this:
"Freedom of expression is a concept that is integral both to the validity of artistic events, and indeed, to the ethos of this country." Read.

Replacement film by Director/Screenwriter:
Arash T. Riahi (Austria/France)
Image: For a Moment Freedom:
(Iran)


View a short preview of, "For a Moment, Freedom"


NOTE: Two films will replace China's two withdrawn films:
The second film:
"Sticky Fingers" Gangster comedy (Canada/France/Spain)

Palm Springs Film Festival is Celebrating its 21st anniversary; and was founded in 1990 by then-Mayor Sonny Bono... This year's Festival will include over 180 films from approximately 70 countries...

Will try to post a few results of up-coming films, when possible.
Wishing you a wonderful day...

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