Sigh….was it just me or was it kinda extra hot today?  And yesterday.  Oh, and the day before that.  And I just saw on the weather forecast that the next couple days are expected to be the same.   *Le sigh*  Being a resident of the Coachella Valley during the summer isn’t always fabulous…in fact, some times 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 China via Getting Home.  

Don’t get left behind, details below:

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This Thursday evening….

…travel to far off lands of China

via a foreign film presented by Global Lens…

GETTING HOME (LUO YE GUI GEN)

at the Palm Springs Art Museum‘s Annenberg Theater

101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA

6:00pm !

FREE!

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Synopsis:
In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle–aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying co–worker’s last wish to be buried in China’s Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague’s body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters — and even discovering love in some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang’s humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.
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About the Director 
Zhang Yang was born in Beijing, China in 1967. In 1992, he graduated from the Central Theatre Academy. He then directed a theatrical production of Kiss of the Spider Woman and went on to direct over twenty underground music videos. His first feature film, Spicy Love Soup, swept the domestic Chinese awards and his second feature, Shower, won the FIPRESCI prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Getting Home is his fifth feature film.
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Movie Trailer:
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For more information, please visit:

www.psmuseum.org

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