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Palm Springs
The Palm Springs International Film Festival: A Five-Night Cinematic Experience
View ten highly anticipated films over five nights at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, enjoying expert-led discussions with actors, directors and industry insiders.
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Program No. 21382RJ
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5 B 5 L 3 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Palm Springs, CA
D
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Activity note: Visit https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-ps-film-festival/schedule for films, redeeming tickets, and more information.

Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: Available from 4:00 PM. Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at your hotel.

Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, and answer any questions you may have. This program has been organized to allow participants to get the most out of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. There will be two films each morning, followed by a critique session in the early afternoon and early evening. You may choose which of these critique sessions to attend in order to maximize time spent at the festival. Because our programs are planned far in advance, specific information about the festival showings will not available at the time of publication or in the preparatory materials. It will be published on our website as soon as it is announced; usually one to two weeks prior to the festival start date. For general information about the Palm Springs International Film Festival visit http://www.psfilmfest.org. Take the rest of the evening to settle in, relax, and prepare for the full day ahead.

DAY
2
Film #1: Memories of Summer #2: Behind the Clouds
Palm Springs, CA
B,L
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Activity note: Visit https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-ps-film-festival/schedule for films, redeeming tickets, and more information.

Breakfast: From 6:30 AM enjoy a breakfast buffet at your hotel.

Morning: Depart hotel via motor coach for your two morning films. Upon arrival, a general overview will be provided along with an introduction to the film. Film #1: Memories of Summer will be shown. After viewing the first film, there will be a short break before film #2: Behind the Clouds.

Lunch: Return to your hotel via motor coach and enjoy lunch with your group.

Afternoon: At the hotel, we will have critique sessions to compliment the films watched earlier in the day. Led by film experts, we will have the opportunity to discuss the films in more depth and gather a greater appreciation for the content. The sessions have been scheduled to allow flexibility to see other films. In both hotels, sessions will be held daily at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., last approximately one hour. For those who would like to see additional evening films we recommend attending the afternoon critique and for those who would like to see additional afternoon films we recommend attending the evening critique.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: We will have our second film critique session of the day. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

DAY
3
Film #3: A Man Called Ove #4: The Tenth Man
Palm Springs, CA
B,L,D
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Activity note: Visit https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-ps-film-festival/schedule for films, redeeming tickets, and more information.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Depart hotel via motor coach for your two morning films. Upon arrival, a general overview will be provided along with an introduction to the film. Film #1: A Man Called Ove will be shown. After viewing the first film, there will be a short break before film #4: The Tenth Man.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Critique session at the hotel. Every January since 1989, the festival celebrates international film. According to the Palm Springs International Film Society, the festival “features… the largest selection [of] Foreign Language Oscar® submissions of any festival in the nation.”

Dinner: At the hotel from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., enjoy a buffet dinner. This meal is at your leisure to allow flexibility to view other festival films.

Evening: We will have our second film critique session of the day from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

DAY
4
Film #5: Parents #6: The Oath
Palm Springs, CA
B,L
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Activity note: Visit https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-ps-film-festival/schedule for films, redeeming tickets, and more information.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Depart hotel via motor coach for your two morning films. Upon arrival, a general overview will be provided along with an introduction to the film. Film #5: Parents will be shown. After viewing the first film, there will be a short break before film #6: The Oath.

Lunch: Boxed lunches will be available.

Afternoon: Critique session at the hotel. Offering a variety of awards, pervious actors to win the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, and Eddie Redmayne. Films to have won awards include “The Bank” (Australia), “Life is Beautiful” (France), “Broken Wings” (Israel), “Paper Clips” (United Kingdom), and “The Days of Our Lives” (Germany).

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like or visit one more the hundreds of local restaurants in Palm Springs.

Evening: Evening critique session from 7:00-8:00 PM

DAY
5
Film #7: The Hippopotamus #8: The Day Will Come
Palm Springs, CA
B,L,D
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Activity note: Visit https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-ps-film-festival/schedule for films, redeeming tickets, and more information.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Depart hotel via motor coach for your two morning films. Upon arrival, a general overview will be provided along with an introduction to the film. Film #7: The Hippopotamus will be shown. After viewing the first film, there will be a short break before film #8: The Day Will Come.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Critique session at the hotel. Offering screenings of approximately 200 films from 70 countries around the world, the festival has developed a loyal following that increases the city’s population by nearly 300% during the first two weeks of January.

Dinner: A buffet-style dinner will be available from 5:30-7:00 PM at your hotel. We want to be able to give you the option to view films in the afternoon or evening, so dinner will be at your leisure.

Evening: We will have our second film critique session of the day from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

DAY
6
Film #9: The Turkish Way #10: Past Life
Palm Springs, CA
B,L

Activity note: Visit https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-ps-film-festival/schedule for films, redeeming tickets, and more information.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Depart hotel via motor coach for your two morning films. Upon arrival, a general overview will be provided along with an introduction to the film. Film #9: The Turkish Way will be shown. After viewing the first film, there will be a short break before film #10: Past Life.

Lunch: Boxed lunches will be available.

Afternoon: Critique session at the hotel. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!