TONIGHT at the Palm Springs Art Museum
get a chance to escape the heat and travel to … PERU!
for FREE.

the Palm Springs Art Museum and Global Lens 2010 present
GODS (Dioses)
a film by Josue Mendez
Spanish, with English subtitles
Peru, 2008 (91 minutes)

the FREE film screening starts at
5:30 pm
in the Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


In director Josué Méndez’s stylishly composed second feature, Elisa—the soon-to-be-wife of a wealthy industrialist—is eager to shed her working-class background in favor of the opulence of her fiance’s elite lifestyle. To her dismay, she soon realizes her hopes to slip into magazine-ready images of domestic splendor must also include her future stepchildren: Diego, who is hounded by his overbearing father and reluctantly preparing to enter the family business, and Andrea, Diego’s party-girl sister and the object of both his desire and disgust. As Elisa embraces her new life of lavish parties and beachfront estates, Diego and Andrea rebel against their upper-class upbringing, setting the stage for an ironic contrast of fate and ambition in this biting satire on upper-crust wealth and privilege.

About the Director
Josué Méndez was born in 1976 in Lima, Peru. He graduated with a degree in Film Studies and Latin American Studies from Yale University in 1998. His first film, Días de Santiago, Peru’s Official Entry for the 2004 Academy Awards, won more than 35 international awards. In addition to his work as executive producer and editor for film, he has written and directed for Peruvian television, advertising and theater.Dioses is his second feature film.