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Public Art Film Series to Return in 2013

The Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series returns for a fifth season.

The Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series returns in 2013 for a fifth season.

It begins in January. The free screenings feature public art-themed documentaries and are presented by the City’s Public Art Department and the University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center, city officials said.

Each screening will include a featured speaker who will discuss that night’s film.

Films are set to screen at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, January through April 6 in the auditorium at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.

For more information, or to make a reservation, organizers ask you call (760) 837-1663. To make a reservation visit University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center’s website or call 760-837-1663.

Series Schedule:

Jan. 17 – The Lost Bird Project. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-producer and cinematographer Scott Anger.

Feb. 21Downside Up. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Bill Schinsky, founder and director of the Coachella Valley Art Center.

March 21Waste Land. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Karen Riley, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery Executive Director and Lisa Soccio, Director, Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts Assistant Professor of Art History College of the Desert.

April 18Maynard Dixon: Art and Spirit. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s writer, producer, and director Jayne McKay.  This film is being shown in conjunction with Desertscapes 2013.  For more information on events throughout the month of April based on historic and contemporary plein air artwork in the Coachella Valley visit www.Desertscapes.net.

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