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PSIFF announces opening, closing screenings

Spielberg film to open film festival

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Steven Spielberg's "The Post" will be screened on the opening night of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 4.

Spielberg directed the movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

"The Post" is described as a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks). 
The two race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. 

The festival will close with a screening of "The Last Movie Star," directed by Adam Rifkin. It stars Burt Reynolds as an aging screen icon who gets lured into accepting an award at a rinky-dink film festival in Nashville. The event launches him on a both hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

"The Last Movie Star" screens Sunday, January 14.

The Festival will screen 180 films from 77 countries, including 39 premieres (4 World, 12 North American and 23 U.S.) from January 2-15, 2018.

The festival's complete line-up is available online at http://www.psfilmfest.org.


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