At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at risk students command of their own futures. This coming of age drama watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called “bad kids.”
The Bad Kids is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. Employing a verité approach during a year at the school, the film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens––a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home––through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.
This will be a one time screening event followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.
Tickets can be purchased at the link below
A newborn baby is abandoned on the streets by his 14 year old mother, what happens next will change the course of his destiny forever!
Gina Carey is an accomplished Soul Music Recording Artist & Music Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Editor, and Cinematographer & Owner of Gina Carey Films. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angles, Gina Carey, is a woman of many talents. To date, her filmography achievements include, “The Unexpected “The Movie has received 4 official sections from Film Festivals. “The COF Festival”, “The Miami Film Festival”, “The Los Angeles Cinefest” and “The IChill International Film Festival”. “The Unexpected received the several awards, “Best film, Best Director, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Overall Cast”. These awards were given to her by the Christian Online Film Festival.
Not recommended for an audience under 13
Red carpet in front of theater and step and repeat at 6pm with a reception after the film upstairs in the lounge
Tickets available here: https://assumptions.eventbrite.com
Saturday March 19th at 7:30 pm, please join us for the world premiere of the documentary film, “Desert Age: A Rock and Roll Scene History.” We will be screening the film followed by a Q+A with guests Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson), Sean Wheeler (Throwrag), Herb Lienau (Dead Issue) and Director Jason Pine.
“Desert Age” is a feature length documentary about the California desert rock and roll scene from the early 1980s and 1990s. Bands such as Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age and Fatso Jetson are heavily featured including interviews with Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Jesse Hughes and many more.
We will have a few archival photos on display in the lobby as well as limited edition screenprints and other merch for sale in the lobby.
Price of admission includes raffle drawing as well!
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Native FilmFest will be held at Camelot Theatres on Tuesday, March 1 through Saturday, March 5, with Closing Night activities on Sunday, March 6 held at the Annenberg Theater of Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM). In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, admission to the 2016 festival will be free of charge to the general public – a special thank you for generous support the community has given the Museum over the past quarter-century. The free tickets are required for admission to each screening and are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Camelot Theatres Box Office.
The festival is one of the nation’s most highly regarded events of its kind featuring the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples from around the world. Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films, documentaries, and short films from some of today’s premier Native American and Indigenous filmmakers will be followed by informative Q&A sessions.
For other inquiries about the festival, please contact ACCM at 760,833.8169 or firstname.lastname@example.org. additional information here
THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE PALM SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER PRESENT A MONTHLY FREE SUSTAINABLE FILM SERIES AT THE CAMELOT THEATRES AND THE LEISURE CENTER PAVILION. BE GREEN AND BRING NEW OR GENTLY USED BOOKS, DVD’S OR CD’S TO DONATE TO THE FRIENDS OF THE PALM SPRINGS LIBRARY. IT’S RECYCLING AT ITS BEST. DONATE TO A GREAT CAUSE!
All shows begin at 9 am
January 23 – Camelot Theatres – Burt’s Buzz – Burt’s Buzz takes an intimate look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt’s Bees, exploring his fascinating and utterly unique life. Wise and wry, ornery and opinionated, the reclusive Shavitz is committed to living off the land and keeping true to his humble beginnings despite his celebrity status. The film chronicles Burt’s life as a photographer, beekeeper, and brand spokesman, following his complicated relationship with the company, his fans, and the world around him. Exposing the collision between business and personal values, Burt’s Buzz is a compelling and fascinating portrait of this highly idiosyncratic pioneer, and a revealing study of what it means to be a living icon. Running time: 88 min.
February 27 – Camelot Theatres – Just Eat It – We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking. Running time: 75 min.
March 26 – Camelot Theatres – Tapped – Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public’s right to water. Running time: 76 min.
April 23 – Camelot Theatres – Bikes vs. Cars – The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars , a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world. Running time: 90 min.
May 28 – Camelot Theatres – Landfill Harmonic – Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. Running time: 84 min.
June 25 – Leisure Center Pavilion – Inside the Garbage of the World – While you may not directly feel the impact of garbage while going about your day to day life, it’s quite literally choking the life out of our ecosystem, and the situation is getting worse with each passing day. Eventually, we will all suffer the very real consequences as the world dies around us. As stated in the featured documentary, Inside the Garbage of the World, “we’re going to create an environmental catastrophe that we may not be able to recover from.” Running time: 80 min.
July 23 – Leisure Center Pavilion – The Starfish Throwers – Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions. Running time: 83 min.
August 27 – Leisure Center Pavilion – Switch – Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we’re gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch . But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency. Running time: 90 min.
Call 760-323-8214 for information or visit www.yoursustainablecity.com
Date: Saturday, March 7th @ 9:00 AM
As the most dammed, diverted and resource‐threatened river in the naƟon, the mighty Colorado is a lifeline to booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitaƟon and energy generaƟon, and currently supports thirty million people. The film introduces a hope that leƫng go of the ways of old can lead to a path of coexisƟng with enough for all. [Read more…]
Date: Saturday, April 4th @ 9:00 AM
Thought to be exƟnct for decades, the Ivory‐Billed Woodpecker has reappeared in a remote swamp in Arkansas. Or has it? This brilliant and wryly humorous documentary travels to the edge of science and certainty, and uncovers a deep longing for human redemption. [Read more…]
Date: Saturday, May 9th @ 9:00 AM
The documentary delves into the escalation conflict between mountain bikers hungry to ride in the wilderness and the federal land managers charged with protection the public lands that belong to us all. Examining issues of sustainability, public recreation and land stewardship from both sides of the divide, the film beautifully reminds us why we should care about protected lands and engineers a trail toward the future. [Read more…]