The Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 22 movies during its second annual event on Jan. 9-13.
The list of international films - including titles from Europe, Japan, China and New Zealand - includes the world premiere of "Delusion," a black comedy-thriller by American director Carl Colpaert.Five films are being submitted as their home country's official entry for an Academy Award nomination as best foreign language film: the Soviet Union's "Taxi Blues," China's "Ju Dou," Italy's "Open Doors," Austria's "Requiem for Dominic" and Hungary's "Diary for My Father and Mother."
The 1991 film festival, which will also present documentaries and student films, will screen its films at five theaters in Palm Springs. Many of the movies, including "Ju Dou" and "Taxi Blues," showed last year at other film festivals and have been in limited release in art houses.
- RUIDOSO, N.M. - Five Soviet artists will exhibit their works at the Second Annual Hubbard Art Award for Excellence competition to be held in June.
They will be joined by 48 Americans who are widely considered to be among the finest representational artists in this country.
Works created for the 1990 Hubbard Art Award are currently on exhibit in Moscow. The 40 works displayed are by prominent American painters and sculptors working in realism.
This cultural exchange was initiated by Fort Worth businessman R.D. Hubbard, founder of the Hubbard Art Award.
- HOLLYWOOD - "Mobsters," starring Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey and Richard Grieco, has begun principal photography at Universal Pictures under the direction of Michael Karbelnikoff.
The story traces the real life criminal histories of Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello during the rise of organized crime from 1917-30.