Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club at the Rancho Mirage Public Library
The theme for the 2019 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club centers around the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
A series of free films are coming to the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory beginning in September. The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club features movies that have been selected to complement and explore the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Movies begin at 3 p.m. every third Thursday from September 2018 to June 2019.
Head to the movies in Rancho Mirage:
** April 18, 2019: The Great Escape
Based on the 1950 book of the same name, this is a non-fiction first-hand account of the mass escape from a German POW camp.
** May 16, 2019: Saving Private Ryan
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Tom Hanks stars in this Steven Spielberg film that follows the search for Private Ryan, the last-surviving brother of four servicemen.
** June 20, 2019: The Guns of Navarone
This film, based on the book of the same name, showcases the efforts of an Allied commando unit to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval ships in the Aegean Sea.
More showing on the silver screen
If you love the movies, there’s plenty to see in the desert such as previously successful events like Films on the Great Lawn and Cinema Under the Stars. Be sure to also save the date for the upcoming The Palm Springs International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in North America. Tickets are on sale now for this 12-day event featuring more than 180 films.
Much more in Rancho Mirage
In addition to hosting the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club, the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory has a number of great events for young and old. Enjoy yoga during Family Night, take in the talents of seasoned performers during OperaArts, build something with the kids during Lego Club, or take in the observatory lecture, “The Surface of the Sun and Space Weather.”