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presented by the Desert Film Society


Palm Springs Camelot Theatres, Saturday, August 3, 2013

9:30 AM :::: Doors open at 9:00 AM w/film introduction at 9:20 AM. Complimentary refreshments.

Free to Desert Film Society Members, $15 at the door

Coachella Valley Premiere-Sneak Preview

Showing with LUCY (10 minutes)

Exploration of the creative mind of an autistic 11-year-old girl in 1939 France showing you how she turns her disability into a strength through her imagination.

SPECIAL GUEST: Libby Blood, Director/Writer

Q&A follows the film

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.

Writer: Nader Rizq

Director: Eran Riklis

Runtime: 110 min.

Genre: Adventure | Drama | Thriller

Country: UK | Israel

Language: English | Arabic | Hebrew

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Rating: N/R

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Ali Suliman

FESTIVALS: Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; BFI London Film Festival, UK Jewish Film Festival, UK; CPH PIX, Denmark; Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Potsdam, Germany; AFI Film Festival, Israel Film Festival, Los Angeles, Stony Brook Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, USA

“Riklis has made a warm-hearted and well-intentioned movie that will appeal to audiences of all ages …” The Hollywood Reporter

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Desert Film Society is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) Organization

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