The public is invited to discover inspiring and thought provoking cinema at the 2014 Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series. The popular series’ sixth season of free.
The documentary film series is presented by the City of Palm Desert Public Art Department and the University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center. All films screen the third Thursday of the month, January through April, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive. Each screening will include a featured speaker who will discuss that night’s film.
Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations, please call 760-837-1663 or register online at palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/events.html.
Additional films include:
* March 20 – Inocente
This 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary short subject chronicles a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. Told entirely in her own words, the film discovers Inocente as a 15-year-old homeless undocumented immigrant who realizes her life is at a turning point and takes control of her own destiny. Featured speaker: Matt D'Arrigo, Founder and CEO of A Reason To Survive - ARTS and film participant.
* April 17 – Stolen
In the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day, 1990, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Stolen is a full exploration of this unusual crime and the fascinating, disparate characters involved. Featured speaker: Lynne Richardson co-founder of the FBI Art Crime Team.
Free to the Public
City of Palm Desert
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