The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its 2019 lineup, and it’s prodigious: 223 films from 78 countries, four of them world premieres. Though well known for celebrating future Oscar nominees (and winners) each year, the festival also boasts a deceptively robust world-cinema slate; among the upcoming offerings are Jia Zhangke’s “Ash Is Purest White
,” Sergey Loznitsa
,” Cristina Gallego
and Ciro Guerra
’s “Birds of Passage
,” and Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s “Asako I & II
,” to name just a few.
A number of post-screening Q&As will also be held, including with “Black Klansman” author Ron Stallworth
and “Support the Girls
” star Regina Hall
, in addition to a new section celebrating the best films to screen at Psiff throughout its first three decades.
Buck Run (USA), Director Nick FrangioneCarlos Almaraz
Playing With Fire (USA), Directors Elsa Flores Almaraz
, Richard Montoya
(Schlesinger Documentary Competition)
The Last Color