Selma Will Open Palm Springs Film Festival

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the Golden Globe nominated “Selma,” directed by Ava Duvernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. Paramount has been quietly building a late awards season surge for the already revered biopic opening in select cities on December 25 ahead of a national rollout in January. Read More: David Oyelowo on How Late-Breaking “Selma” Found Its Time The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of “Boychoir,” directed by Fran├žois Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on 20 films from Eastern Europe in a program titled Eastern Promises.┬áThe film is about a troubled 12-year-old from a disadvantaged background who gets accepted at an elite music school, The National Boychoir Academy. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Garrett Wareing, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McHale, Josh…

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