Film fans and art lovers of all ages are invited to discover inspiring and thought provoking cinema at the 2014 Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series. The 2014 Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series continues on March 20 with a free screening of 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. Film participant Matt D'Arrigo, Founder and CEO of A Reason To Survive – ARTS, will lead a discussion following the screening.
The Public Art 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, in Palm Desert. 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:
April 17 – Stolen
In the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day, 1990, thieves disguised as police officers gained access into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Stolenis 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.