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LA CIVIL (Mexicio) – Desert Film Society – Palm Springs Premiere – One-time Screening at The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs

Cielo’s teenage daughter, Laura, is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. Despite paying several ransoms, Laura is not returned. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands. She finds help from Lamarque, a military man with an unconventional modus operandi, who agrees to assist her in her search – off the record – in exchange for information that she can provide as a local. Cielo’s collaboration with Lamarque will pull her into the spiral of violence that made her a victim in the first place.

Genre: DramaRun time: 140 minutes

Country: Mexico

Language: Spanish w/English subtitles

Director: Teodora Mihai

Writers: Habacuc Antonio De Rosario | Teodora Mihai

Producer: Hans Everaert

Composers: Jean-Stephane Garbe | Hugo Lippens

Cinematographer: Marius PanduruEditor: Alain Dessauvage

Casting Director: Viridiana Olvera

Production Designer: Claudio Ramirez Castel Principal

Cast: Arcelia Ramírez, Álvaro Guerrero, Jorge A. Jimenez, Ayelén Muzo

Distributor: Urban Distribution International



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Tickets: Free to 2022 DFS members. Non-members pay $15 cash at the door. Complimentary coffee & pastries.

Covid Restrictions: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Seating is socially distanced. Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.


Sep 10 2022


10:00 am - 12:45 pm



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Palm Springs Cultural Center (Camelot Theatres)
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA, USA
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