Being a resident of the Coachella Valley in the summer isn’t always fabulous…in fact, some days are just flat-out hard.  One of my favorite ways to avoid the heat, and the painful reality that often comes with it, is by leaving it all behind (or outside) as I relax in the theater and drift off to foreign lands through stories told over the silver screen.  In the theater is  where you can sink deep into your seat, soak up the air conditioning and travel to far-a-way lands all while watching a fantastic foreign film.  This Thursday, the Palm Springs Art Museum invites you to join them on a voyage to Argentina via Paula Markovitch’s The Prize.  

Don’t get left behind, details below:


This Thursday evening….

…travel to far off lands of Argentina

via a foreign film presented by Global Lens…

The Prize (El Premio), 2011 

at the Palm Springs Art Museum‘s Annenberg Theater

101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA

6:00pm !



Film Synopsis

This superbly acted and engrossing drama about innocence in illicit times tells the story of a young mother and her daughter who flee Buenos Aires under the cloud of a military dictatorship. They find refuge in a cottage on an Argentine beach, where the daughter attends class taught by a kindly teacher who recruits the class to enter a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army-the very people that may have already killed her father.



About the Director

Paula Markovitch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1968. She has taught screenwriting at the Center of Cinematographic Capacitation (CCC) and is writer and director of the short films Perriférico and Ambulance Music. She has also served as an adviser for the Fundación Toscano-Sundance Lab, the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) and the National Fund for the Arts and Culture (FONCA). The Prize is her first feature film.


Film Trailer



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