March 2012 archive

Mar 31

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: New York Showcase

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: New York Showcase New York Showcase chronicles eleven college seniors as they prepare to perform in The New York Showcase in front of Broadway agents. Whoever manages to get an agent will enter the professional world immediately. The rest will have to keep on fighting as anonymous actors. Don’t …

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Mar 30

Palm Springs Animal Shelter to host First Annual Easter PawRade Adoption Event on Sunday, April 1, 2012

Palm Springs Animal Shelter to host First Annual Easter PawRade Adoption Event on Sunday, April 1, 2012 The Palm Spring Animal Shelter will host its first annual Easter Pawrade adoption event this Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its brand new facility at 4575 E. Mesquite Ave. The free event, which …

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Mar 30

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: Persona Non Grata (with a special appearance by Director Oliver Stone)

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: Persona Non Grata (with a special appearance by Director Oliver Stone) In 2002, director Oliver Stone arrived in the Middle East in search of some truths about the Palestinian Conflict. He found them as elusive as Arafat himself. The result of his efforts there was Persona Non Grata – …

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Mar 29

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: The World Premiere of I STAND CORRECTED

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: The World Premiere of I STAND CORRECTED I STAND CORRECTED charts Jennifer Leitham’s rise as a virtuoso of the upright bass and reveals how she risked everything with her decision to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.  The documentary explores the fears Leitham wrestled with as she rose through the ranks …

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Mar 29

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: Locked Out

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: Locked Out Before the Occupy Wall Street movement, a brave group of unionized (ILWU) miners in the desert town of Boron, California, put their lives on the line by refusing to accept wage and benefit cuts by their greedy employer Rio Tinto, a multinational mining company. Rio Tinto retaliated …

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Mar 28

American Documentary Film Festival to Open in Palm Springs, CA on March 29, 2012; Oliver Stone Set to Receive Filmmaker Award.

American Documentary Film Festival to Open in Palm Springs, CA on March 29, 2012; Oliver Stone Set to Receive Filmmaker Award. The first annual American Documentary Film Festival is set to open in Palm Springs, CA, on March 29, 2012. The event, which runs through April 5th at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, will …

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Mar 28

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: Ordinary Joe

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: Ordinary Joe Joe Sciacca is a regular guy – a beer drinking, blue-collar roofer and Vietnam War veteran from Long Island, New York – an ordinary Joe by all appearances. But contrary to appearances, this “Ordinary Joe” has a life purpose that proves to be anything but average. Driven …

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Mar 28

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: The World of Z

American Documentary Film Festival screen gems: The World of Z The World of Z documents the powerful four year journey of three filmmakers into the life of manic-depressive artist Zbignew Daniel Fiks –  known as “Z.” Now sixty years old, “Z” looks much older.  He is engaging, intelligent, and an outstanding conversationalist, despite his rough …

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Mar 25

American Documentary Film Festival Announces Opening Night Schedule

American Documentary Film Festival Announces Opening Night Schedule The first annual American Documentary Film Festival is scheduled to open this coming Thursday, March 29, 2012, with a special screening of Oliver Stone’s controversial 2003 documentary, Comandante. Prior to the screening, Opening Night ticket holders will be treated to a pre-opening party at the new Saguaro …

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Mar 25

Sing Along with BRIGADOON! Coming to the BIG SCREEN at Camelot Theatres For ONE NIGHT ONLY: Monday, April 9, 2012.

Sing Along with BRIGADOON! Coming to the BIG SCREEN at Camelot Theatres For ONE NIGHT ONLY: Monday, April 9, 2012. Camelot Theatres and the Palm Springs Cultural Center are proud to present a very special screening of the classic 1954 MGM musical BRIGADOON! Based on the Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical of the same name, …

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