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The 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The 11 day fest and will include over 200 films from 60 countries.
On Saturday, Jan. 5, Richard Gere and Naomi Watts will among those honored at the annual black tie awards gala. Other highlights of the fest will include a screening of Les Misérables with director Tom Hooper, who will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, and a discussion with Alan Cumming about his latest movie, Any Day Now.
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The Palm Springs International Film Festival has been hiding in the shadows of another famous January fest for nearly 20 years but it looks like some star wattage is helping it come into its own. Tonight the festival officially opens with a screening of "Last Chance Harvey", starring Dustin Hoffman, and ends Jan. 19 with a "best of the fest" star-studded event.
Tuesday night, the PSIFF annual gala honored Sean Penn, Dustin Hoffman, the cast of "Revolutionary Road," and director Gus Van Sant. The gala also drew A-Listers Anne Hathaway, Dakota Fanning, and Amy Adams. But be prepared, if you are going to be surrounded by celebrities, you may be tempted to live like one.
Palm Springs: So Retro...
As most of us struggle through frozen winter weather, a trip to the Palm Springs International Film Festival from January 3-14 sounds just lovely. High temperatures aside, though, the festival also offers 11 days of films from a variety of genres, made by filmmakers from around the globe.
And with the city's close proximity to Los Angeles, selections are more likely to not suck. To wit: Not only did the Palm Springs Film Society screen No Country For Old Men this November; they also brought along its star James Brolin to the premiere. Be prepared to pony up some cash, though, if you plan on staying in a hotel or going out to eat on a regular basis: this is, after all, Hollywood's playground.