On June 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs DIGICOM will be hosting the very first annual DIGICOM X High School Narrative Film Festival. The festival is being presented in association with the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
Help support The Desert Film Society by attending a special screening of the music and dance film, High Strung. When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever. Enjoy the film on the widest screen in the valley, followed by a special Q&A with the actors and filmakers.
The Desert Film Society promotes the passion for world cinema in the Coachella Valley by providing an opportunity to view the latest in art, international and independent film and educating audiences by providing them a platform for discussion of the art of film and film craft.
Additional Information on the film here
Tickets are available now at the Camelot Box Office or online here tickets
FEBRUARY 12th – 19th, 2016
EXCLUSIVE THEATRICAL PREMIERE • FEB 12 – 19, 2016
CAMELOT THEATRES • SCREENING DAILY AT 7:30 PM
SPECIAL Q&A WITH PRODUCERS, FILMMAKER AND CAST SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 7:30 PM
Tickets Available Now
For More Information Contact Camelot Box Office
Presented by HERE TV
2300 E. Baristo Road,
Palm Springs, CA, 92262,
Box Office: 760-325-6565
Even if previously viewed or perhaps even enjoyed seeing the world premiere of this film during Modernism Week 2010, it will seem as though you’re seeing it for the first time as this visually stunning film has been completely re-mastered for re-release.
During the 1950s, architect William Krisel designed thousands of mass-produced tract homes in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley and thus played a key role in establishing the desert modernism of the area.
Since then, over the course of his sixty-year career, Krisel has brought ‘modernism to the masses,’ designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the country. Krisel’s influential work has become synonymous with mid-20th century Southern Californian design.
The documentary explores his life and work, including his roots in 1930s China, his ground-breaking designs for modern living and interviews with scholars, his contemporaries and family. “I’m a firm believer that good modern design can make your life happier, more productive and more enjoyable,” says Krisel.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A and, ticketed separately, a VIP reception upstairs in the Camelot Café. Schedule permitting, Mr.Krisel is hoping to attend this very special evening. Film and reception ticket includes a two-disc set of the original film, valued at $40.00 retail.
A film by Jake Gorst. Executive Producers: Jill A. Wiltse & H. Kirk Brown III. Producer: Heather Purcell and Design on Screen, a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to producing, preserving and promoting high-quality films on architecture and design.
Event Restrictions | Special Instructions:
$12 tickets includes film screening and Q&A only.
$65 Film and VIP Reception ticket includes the Film, Q&A, VIP reception with included glass of wine and appetizers, along with the two-disc set of the film, valued at $40 retail.
A full cash bar is available.
Ample free parking available in the Camelot Theater parking lot.
21 years of age or over only for the VIP reception. Ticket Information
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
On the evening of Tuesday, December 1st, D.A.P. will host its 2nd Annual Everyday Heroes event at the Camelot Theatres, to honor the volunteer efforts of “everyday people doing extraordinary things” for the clients of Desert AIDS Project. As an evening of heartwarming stories of people who might not cross the stage of a black-tie gala – but are highly deserving of accolades nonetheless, the evening begins with a champagne reception at 5:30. The awards program and entertainment by Nita Whitaker will begin at 6:30, followed by a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, compliments of Lulu California Bistro. Tickets are available online at desertAIDSproject.org.
This year’s Everyday Heroes include Bella Da Ball, local icon, social ambassador, and supporter of many local nonprofits; Kenny Jervis & Michael Crisp, who live both locally and in Las Vegas where they own a popular nightclub and have raised significant sums for D.A.P. through popular parties; Margie Lobley, a long-time volunteer with D.A.P., including 20 years of service at D.A.P.’s monthly Farmers Market through the Linsky Food Depot where clients receive fresh produce and other items to help stretch their food budget; and Nicholas Snow, D.A.P. client and long-time HIV activist, author, and journalist who is marking World AIDS Day by providing a free, worldwide e-book download of his Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart at www.NicholasSnow.com.
Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood’s most sought-after star. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. He is America’s Boy Next Door. Nothing, it seems, can damage Tab Hunter’s career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter’s secret is out. In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.
Join Camelot Theatres, Desert AIDS Project, and the film makers in a special screening of Tab Hunter Confidential on November 12th at 7 pm. A Limited number of tickets will sold which grants access to a special pre event reception that will feature drinks, food, and the man himself, Tab Hunter! The reception will run from 6 pm to 7 pm. General admission tickets are available at the Camelot Box Office for $20.
For general admission tickets please contact the box office.
For VIP pre reception and seating tickets please visit https://tabvip.eventbrite.com
Once a month on Monday evenings, Camelot Theatres presents a series of Opera screenings presented by Rising Alternative. Each show comes from multiple playhouses from around the world. The series is a mixture of newer and classic productions dating back to the 50s and 60s. Show time will begin at 7 PM with tickets available for purchase at the Camelot Theatres Box Office or by going online to www.eventbrite.com. Each show is $15.00 for all ages.
The Camelot Cafe will be open for dinner on the night of each event at 4 PM. Reservations are recommended.
September 14th – The Three Tenors
October 12th – Aida
November 16th – The Flying Dutchman
December 14th – The Magic Flute
January 25th – Carmen
February 8th – The Knight of the Rose
March 14th – Tosca
April 11th – The Damnation of Faust
For additional information please call the box office at 760-325-6565
After two traditional productions of Aida staged by Zeffirelli in the last decade, this new production of Verdi’s magnificent opera is presented by two great masters – conductor Zubin Mehta and director Peter Stein. The acclaimed German director (and a naturalized Italian), has promised “eine ganz intime Aida”, a “totally intimate Aida”. He is joined by the renowned Zubin Mehta, who returns the podium of La Scala for Verdi’s quintessential lyric opera.
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala
Conductor | Zubin Mehta
Director | Graham Vick
Running time: 2 hours 30 min
Show Date: Monday, October 12th, 2015, 7:00PM
Ticket Price: $15.00, all ages. Purchase tickets at Camelot Theatres or online at www.eventbrite.com
Camelot Café opens at 4:00PM on the evening of the event with a $15.00 pris-fixe 3-course menú as well as the regular menú. Reservations are recommended.
Presented by the Palm Springs International Film Society, in partnership with Camelot Theatres, the Fall Auteur Series will highlight two selected works, one early title and one title of more popularity, of one auteur per month for September through December, 2015. Each screening will start with an introduction and end with a discussion of the film and what the director’s connection to the Film Festival circuit is. If you are a PSIFF member, you must contact the PSIFF Office to reserve your seat (there is limited availability). Tickets will be on sale for $10.00 per screening for non-members at the Camelot Theatre box office. The Camelot Cinebar will be open for specialty themed cocktails for each screening. All screenings begin at 7:30PM.
DECEMBER, 2015 The Coen Brothers
Blood Simple, Dec 8th – 7:30 PM
The Hudsucker Proxy, Dec 15th – 7:30 PM
For more information:
Film Society members please contact the PSIFF Office at (760)-322-2930
All non-members please contact Camelot Theatres at (760)-325-6565