Wednesdays = “hump days”, so why spend them alone? Especially if there is no reason to!
This Wednesday evening in the Coachella Valley there are a couple great film screenings that we think you would enjoy. Some are supporting your local artist, while attending others will simply help fuel your local creative economy.
All are open to the community and will have a bunch of other Coachella Valley film freaks joining in on the activities as well.
Don’t be the only one left in the dark…wait, okay, nevermind…you know what we mean!
All information provided below.
Fun things to do on a Wednesday night in the Coachella Valley…
MARKS ART CENTER:
Second Film Screening of COD Latino Film Festival
inside the College of the Desert – Palm Desert campus
Palm Desert, CA
The Marks Art Center will be hosting a film screening on Wednesday November 14, 2012, at 6:00 pm, as the second in what we hope will become an annual COD Latino Film Festival.
“Waterberry Tears”/”Uva Mala” is a locally directed and produced feature-length film that won the 2011 Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival; its writer, Jaime Soria, and director, Adrian Aldaz, grew up and attended school here in the Coachella Valley, and actors in the film include COD staff member Marisol Reyes and COD alumnus Daniel Lugo. The film, says Soria, who is also a local high school guidance counselor, “is about a tightly knit, traditional Mexican immigrant family…dealing with the fact that their only son, Goyo, is gay;” it also screened recently as part of “Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.” The film is not rated, but parental discretion is advised. Jaime Soria, Marisol Reyes, and Daniel Lugo will be attending Wednesday’s film screening, and will be available afterwards for Q&A, and the film will be screened again on Thursday, November 15 at 5 pm at COD’s Mecca/Thermal Campus, with Soria and director Adrian Aldaz in attendance.
Both events are free and open to the public, but seating inside is limited and will be first-come, first-served. On Wednesday, the film will also be screened outside in the courtyard of the Marks Art Center, and the event will be accompanied by refreshment sales to support Latino student clubs, including Ballet Folklorico.
The COD Latino Film Festival is a collaborative project, initiated by English instructor Jay Lewenstein and his COD Friends of the Earth group, with additional support from the Marks Art Center, COD’s Diversity Council, and the Office of Student Life.
Marks Art Center (located inside the College of the Desert – Palm Desert campus)
Led Zeppelin “Celebration Day”
2007 London Reunion Concert
Palm Springs, CA
$12 Senior and Children
Purchase tickets at the Camelot Box office
or click on times and dates to purchase tickets online
2300 East Baristo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
CINEMAS PALME D’OR:
Q&A with Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad
and special screening of Smashed!
Palm Desert, CA
Another Week of EXCLUSIVES at Cinémas Palme d’Or!
Meet 2-Time Emmy® Winner Aaron Paul from BREAKING BAD!!!!
along with Rising Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead
this Wednesday night for a LIVE Q&A after our 6:30pm Sneak Preview Screening of SMASHED
Cinémas Palme d’Or
Westfield Shoppingtown Palm Desert
72840 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260