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Palm Springs Art Museum frequently presents free films as a part of its community programming. The films include exhibition-specific movies and documentaries, feature films and other screenings that pertain to specific events. The upcoming screenings are listed chronologically.

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In collaboration with Palm Springs International Film Society
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Special thanks to the Smaby Family Foundation for support of the summer film series

Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe

06/02/16, 7 p.m., Annenberg Theater
1987, Director: Percy Adlon, 95 minutes

After a blow out with her husband, German tourist Jasmin ends up at a dilapidated local diner and motel in the Mojave Desert where her penchant for cleanliness and magic slowly win over a grumpy owner, locals and visiting truckers alike, transforming the diner from a struggling business to a popular truck stop.
Beau Travail

Beau Travail

07/07/16, 7 p.m., Annenberg Theater
1999, Director: Claire Denis, 90 minutes

Claire Denis’ masterpiece Beau Travail observes the nuance of male competition through the arrival of a promising new recruit who inspires in senior French foreign legionnaire Galoup a competition so intense it is bound to destroy one of them.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Adventures of Priscilla,
Queen of the Desert

JUST ADDED: Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.

08/04/16, 7 p.m., Annenberg Theater
1994, Director: Stephen Elliot, 104 minutes

Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, and Hugo Weaving star as two drag queens and a transsexual who take their show on the road through the Australian outback in a bus named Priscilla, in one of Australia’s most successful export films.
Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

09/01/16, 7 p.m., Annenberg Theater
1989, Director: Spike Lee, 120 minutes

Inciting a public uproar when it was released, this film sees tensions rising with every degree in a black neighborhood of Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year. But whatever transpires, the ultimate intention is clear: HATE kills; LOVE heals—a message that bears repeating.