Jul 13, 200610:42 AMThe Life
Jul 13, 2006 - 10:42 AMTonight: Take your pick of 2 free screenings - at 5:30pm in the Annenberg, it's Hollow City. Then, at 7pm in Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater (73510 Fred Waring), it's Nanny McFee. Hm. Interesting choice. Hollow City: "Set in the aftermath of revolution in Luanda, Angola's capital, a runaway orphan wanders the streets meeting a cast of characters, while a missionary nun searches for him throughout the bewildering and dangerous city." And here's the other logline: "Nanny McPhee comes to the house of Mr. Brown and his seven ill-behaved children which have dispensed seventeen nannies before her."
Friday: Friday Night at the Movies presents "ShortFest 2005" - selections from last summer's Short Film Festival, benefitting The Palm Springs International Film Society. The reception starts at 7:30pm (films at 8) in The Gardens on El Paseo. The best thing about short films: if you don't like one, just wait - the next will be along real soon!
Saturday morning: The Desert Film Society offers a double feature: "The Postwoman" and "My Dad is 100 Years Old" at the Camelot Theatres. Doors open at 9am for refreshments, and the first film starts at 9:30. The lovely Isabella Rossellini pays tribute to her famous father in the second movie. Excellent.
Saturday afternoon: Dezart Studio holds an open forum poetry reading from 5-7pm. "Always be a poet, even in prose." —Charles Baudelaire
Saturday evening: Doors open at 6:30pm for the Berlin concert at the Morongo Casino. One can't help but wonder if this group has anything in common with these other German cities: Frankfurt and Hamburg...
Sunday: The Tejano/Norteño group Intocable plays at Fantasy Springs Resort, 7pm. I simply adore their website, THE ONLY OFFICIAL PLACE OF THE UNTOUCHABLE MUSICAL FRESHNESS. ¡Olé!
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