Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Community Theatre announces its schedule of events for the week of August 18 through August 24, 2017. All films are shown at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
Highlights this week include:
Great Movie Musical: RENT, Friday, August 18, 8:00 p.m.
Start the weekend off with the Great Movie Musical selection for the week- Rent, depicting a group of Bohemians and their struggle with sexuality, drugs, and life under the shadow of AIDS. The film stars several of the original cast members from the Broadway production, including Idina Menzel, who has a history of telling people to let it go. Before she was the icy isolationist queen of Arendelle, or the wicked young idealized girl fighting the politics of love and flying monkeys, she was a bohemian activist, telling the world and her girlfriend to take me for who I am.
AMDocs Best of Fest: Breaking Point: The War For Democracy In The Ukraine, August 18 – 24
The documentary Breaking Point: The War For Democracy In The Ukraine continues its run as a American Documentary Best Of Fest selection. Director Mark Jonathan Harris had this to say on why the United States should be concerned about their struggle. “As the experts in our documentary point out, it’s not just the future of democracy in Ukraine that’s at stake; it’s also the future of democracy in Europe, which Putin is working vigorously to undermine. The film explores some of the propaganda and disinformation techniques Russia is using to create disunity and destabilize Western governments, at a time when democracies everywhere, even in the U.S., are facing extremist and demagogic threats to our values and institutions.”
*PS Cinematheque “Mommy Issues” Month: Animal Kingdom – Thursday, Aug 24, 8:00 p.m.
Think twice before asking for “family” assistance and explore the gritty Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom, in which a young man is taken in by his vicious grandmother who quickly indoctrinates the boy into their crime ridden way of life. Stay after and discuss the film with Palm Springs International Film Society’s Zack Solomon. 
*This series is presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Society.