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