26th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is officially underway!  The Desert Sun has a great write up of some of the must see films from this year's festival and it's totally got me in the theater spirit!  Among them include two films that look particularly interesting to me!

“Grand Street,” from the U.S. Having its North American premiere at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Regal. Directed by Lex Sidon. Featuring Kelly McGillis.

“Shift gears from the cumulative weight of the heavy dramas on view at the festival with this sleek, seductively moody love story set amidst the teeming late-night streetscapes and boîtes of Manhattan, circa the millennium. Boy meets girl as each is poised at a transition point in their lives; what ensues is both unexpected and inevitable. Audacious filmmaking from a gifted new writer/director.

“Magical Girl” from Spain. Winner of Best Film, Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Having its U.S. Premiere at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday at the Camelot. Directed by Carlos Vermut. (official website here)

“Three different sets of characters’ lives intertwine to striking effect in this genre-defying feature whose overlapping tales revolve around the theme of sacrifice. Blending noir drama, magic realism and absurdist, dark comedy, this striking new film is wholly original in every way.” 

A complete guide/search to ticket sales can be found here

So grab your popcorn and candy and I hope to see everyone out and about in town!! xx sarah