We are very excited to announce that on Friday, January 17th local filmmaker, James Montenegro, will be taking over the gallery for the night.  Montenegro will be screening his brand new feature length film, “Hand of God.”  The feature length production was written, directed and casted with all local artists and filmed entirely in the Coachella Valley.

It is a novelty to be able to see a feature length film produced by such a young, talented desert native – so make sure to come by and support your fellow artist!

Montenegro and his film crew will be here to answer any questions you may have after the film.

Come to get inspired, connect with your fellow film maker, and support your local art community!


hand of god by james montenegro


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You are invited to attend one of two screenings of James Montenegro’s newest film,

hand of god by james montenegro.

on Friday, January 17th, 2014

1st Screening: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

2nd Screening: 8:00pm – 10:30pm



The Coachella Valley Art Scene

68-571 East Palm Canyon, Cathedral City, CA 92234


You can RSVP by clicking HERE
The plot concerns a mentally disturbed man who comes to believe he is in touch with God and God wants him to spread a new variation on his current set belief system. This man, named Jesse, becomes involved with another man, an opportunist who sees this “New Word” as a great way to make money by forming a religion around it.

It is a dark comedy. It is two hours long. While it is not rated, there is nudity, brief sexuality, drug use, language, and many mature thematic elements throughout the film. If you are under 18 and would like to attend, it is preferable you bring an adult companion.

Ten dollars ($10.00) will be asked as an entry fee. The funds collected from these screenings will be used strictly for submission and shipping fees for upcoming film festivals. We ask that you come out, enjoy a fine home-grown film, and take part in helping the Coachella Valley become better represented in the worldwide film community.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Thank you so much for your patronage! Bring a friend and enjoy a fun movie!

filmmaker from the coachella valley, james montenegro

Filmmaker, James Montenegro


Showing times:
First Screening: 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Second Screening: 8:00 PM-10:30 PM