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iW NEWS | U.S. Debut of “Then She Found Me” to Launch 19th Palm Springs Film Fest

iW NEWS | U.S. Debut of "Then She Found Me" to Launch 19th Palm Springs Film Fest

The U.S. premiere of Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt‘s “Then She Found Me” will open the 19th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, taking place January 3 – 14. The film, written, directed and starring Hunt, is described as “a funny and moving story of April Epner, a New York school teacher and her very unlikely path towards personal fulfilment.” Also from PSIFF, director John Sayles will receive this year’s “American Maverick Award” following a screening of his latest film, “Honeydripper,” which he wrote and directed. Announced galas slated for this year include direcrtor Fatih Akin‘s “The Edge of Heaven,” Joseph Cedar‘s “Beaufort,” Jonah Markowitz‘s “The Gay!La: Shelter,” and Danielle Luchetti‘s “My Brother is an Only Child.” And in celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the PSIFF will host a spotlight on Israeli film. [Brian Brooks]

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