writer/director Iram Haq (I Am Yours, PSIFF
2014) smartly probes the problems of a character caught between cultures.
is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.
But he also sings the praises of PSIFF's diverse line-up from nonfiction, under the True Stories moniker, to four After Dark thrillers to two longform TV showcases.
PSIFF festival chairman Harold Matzner calls him "an exemplary match." For his first festival as artistic director, Lerman foresees only modest changes as he credits the organization and other programmers for initiating the curatorial process.
Although PSIFF is not initiating a dedicated TV section, this year three episodic programs offer a window into the artistry of the small screen.
The PSIFF is also pleased to announce that Jane Schoettle has joined the festival team this year as a Programmer.
The PSIFF will open withAll is Trueon Friday, 4 January.
filmmakers will experience the space firsthand; the gala opening night fete of Modernism Week (modernismweek.
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is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees last year for its line-up of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.
"We felt there was a need for filmmakers to get to know one another better and discuss their work candidly and without an audience interfering," explains PSIFF
artistic director Helen Du Toit of the day-and-a-half event, held at the idyllic Annenberg Retreat Center at Sunnylands in nearby Rancho Mirage.
Along with screening 42 of the 71 official Oscar foreign-language film submissions, PSIFF
honored its usual starry lineup of Oscar hopefuls, from Helen Hunt to Helen Mirren, at the gala.