If you are looking for something interesting to get yourself into the week/end in the desert then travel over to the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs to catch the 12th annual Festival of Native Film & Culture.

This is one of the most important, relevant film festivals that the Coachella Valley has to offer.  And what I appreciate the most about is that there’s no hype, media, flashing lights, or red carpets…. just good, interesting, thought provoking, inspiring, culturally enriching and educational films.  Everything a film festival should be.

However, never mind my hype, the proof is in the pudding.  Make sure to read all the synopsis of each film and pick a few that interest you.

Hope to see you there…

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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum presents the eleventh annual Festival of Native Film & Culture at Camelot Theatres in central Palm Springs.

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. 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.

Guest Programmer is Elizabeth Weatherford, founding director of the Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Thematically, the 2012 Festival highlights traditional cultural practices, environmental issues, and identity. The popular short film series has been expanded to two sessions – one focusing on preserving Mother Earth and the other featuring visionary Native filmmakers from around the globe.


Tickets On Sale Now!

Individual tickets as well as the 2012 All Access Pass can be purchased at Camelot Theatres during normal Box Office business hours. Online purchases at www.camelottickets.com can be printed at home or held in Will Call in the Box Office. Ticket holders are advised to arrive at least 20 minutes before show time. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camelot Theatres is located at 2300 East Baristo Road in Palm Springs.

Ticket prices are $10 (Adult), $7 (Senior Adult 60+, Students, Youth 16 & Under, and Military Personnel). All Access Passes are $70 and provide entry to all screenings. For additional Information, call the Museum at 760-778-1079 or Camelot Theatres Box Office at 760-325-6565.