The Palm Springs Cultural Center

Established in January of 2008

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

 

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The Fifth Annual American Documentary Film Festival

March 31 - April 4, 2016

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

May 12 - 16, 2016

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American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

The American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) celebrates its fifth year in 2016 with an exciting line up of over 140 films from more than 35 countries during its six day run. “This is our largest line-up ever,” said Ted Grouya, AmDocs’ Founder and Festival Director. “Documentary filmmaking continues to grow, and expand as an art form all over the world, and our Festival reflects this growth in the genre, as well as the growing popularity of documentaries overall.”

This year, AmDocs begins on March 30th with an entire day of preview screenings, followed by the 2016 Film Fund competition the morning of Thursday, March 31st, and the 2016 Opening Night Gala and Film Screening that same evening. The festival continues through Monday, April 4th.

Screenings for AmDocs 2016 will take place at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs and at the Indian Wells Theater and Oliphant Auditorium on the Palm Desert campus of California State University, San Bernardino in Palm Desert. Documentary filmmakers from all over the world are expected to attend the festival, and the annual American Documentary Film Fund Competition; an adjunct event that allows documentary filmmakers to compete for upwards of $50,000 in financing on either new or in-progress projects.

Named "One of the World's Five Coolest Documentary Film Festivals," by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013, AmDocs continues to set records and gain accolades, even as it fulfills its vision of “seeing the bigger picture one film at a time” by engaging the audience with increased cultural offerings about real people and real issues that not only entertain them but also inform and educate.

Renova Solar returns as AmDocs’ Presenting Sponsor again this year, and is joined by a growing list of additional sponsors, including, but not limited to the City of Palm Springs, the City of Palm Desert, the City of Indian Wells, The Riviera Palm Springs, The Auen Foundation, Desert Regional Medical Center, The Gannet Foundation, The Community Foundation, The Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, The Swiss Consulate General, Simple DCP, California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, Marquee Academy, Creative Juicez, Stephen Boyd Design, The Desert Sun, KCRW, R&R Broadcasting, Appetito Cal-Italian Deli, Destination PSP - official festival merchandise, The Snowbiz Entertainment Network, AB Architecture, the American Small Business League and more.

True to its own tradition, AmDocs 2016 will include an exciting Opening Night Screening with special guests (to be announced soon), a number of special filmmaker events, as well as its popular annual “Mystery” screening on closing night. Passes are now on sale, and are available at special prices when purchased before March 1, 2016.

For more information about The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, or to purchase Early Bird FLEX Express Passes or BIG DEAL Passes, visit www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund is a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that was established in 2007 to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

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American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

The American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) celebrates its fifth year in 2016 with an exciting line up of over 140 films from more than 35 countries during its six day run. “This is our largest line-up ever,” said Ted Grouya, AmDocs’ Founder and Festival Director. “Documentary filmmaking continues to grow, and expand as an art form all over the world, and our Festival reflects this growth in the genre, as well as the growing popularity of documentaries overall.”

This year, AmDocs begins on March 30th with an entire day of preview…

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Posted by Michael Carroll Green on January 25, 2016 at 12:25pm

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and David Green’s Musical Theatre University (MTU) to Present New Holiday Event.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and

David Green’s Musical Theatre University (MTU) to Present New Holiday Event:

White Christmas - A Palm Springs Holiday Spectacular!



The Palm Springs Cultural Center and David Green’s Musical Theatre University (MTU) are teaming up this year to present a brand new holiday show - White Christmas - A Palm Springs Holiday Spectacular.



“This is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with the whole family,” said David Green, Founder of David Green’s Musical Theatre University. “We plan to screen the holiday…

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Posted by Michael Carroll Green on November 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

 
 
 

The Palm Springs Cultural Center: Your Key To Culture in the Coachella Valley.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a wide variety of events and programs throughout the year, designed to encourage the development of the Cultural Arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals.

The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

Annual events include:

Certified Farmers' Markets.

Discover the freshest and best locally grown produce from Certified California Farmers!

September through May:

Saturdays in Palm Springs, Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, and Wednesdays in Palm Desert.   


Market Locations:

Summer Market (June to September)

Palm Springs:  Saturdays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm,at the Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way.

Winter Markets (September to May)

Palm Springs:  Saturdays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.


Old Town La Quinta: Sundays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Palm Desert: Wednesdays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-599 Highway 111.

Film Festivals:

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a diverse array of Film Festivals throughout the year, including:

CinemaDiverse: The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs:
 CinemaDiverse brings together film artists, film lovers and industry professionals in a week-long celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich and often transform lives.

 

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival:

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Laden with period post war cynicism, these glorious black and white films are laden with suspense, sexuality and crime portrayed from the perspective of the criminals.

Each year, the festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by a scintillating array of movie stars who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions, autographs and book signings.

 

The American Documentary Film Festival:

The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Its objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the audience.

All of the Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Film events take place at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs (2300 E Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262) where it is possible to see and hear films better than virtually any other movie house in Southern California.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals. Direct inquiries to: Palm Springs Cultural Center, P.O. Box 1449, Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-322-3521.

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The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the cultural arts.

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