• Closing Night | Military Wives

    Directed by Peter Cattaneo
    United Kingdom/USA | 112 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Closing Night

Closing Night Gala tickets include a ticket to the screening at Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School and entry into the reception afterwards at the Hilton Hotel. | Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan lead this charming ensemble dramedy, based on a true story, about the wives of deployed British soldiers who find harmony in a new base camp choir, where Tears for Fears is part of their repertoire, and become a global sensation.

Parking Lot entrance on Baristo Road (at Farrell). Directions: please follow the map provided at the theatre.

No passes except BENEFACTOR PASS, AMERICAN EXPRESS PASS and CONCIERGE PASS (with advance reservation)


January 12, 2020 6:30 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
Tickets not available

film synopsis

From director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty), Military Wives is a cathartic and delightful 1980s-pop-filled soufflé that shines a spotlight on the resilient wives of the deployed, and their attempts to make the best out of a tumultuous situation. Emotions run high on the eve of a six-month deployment to Afghanistan for the soldiers and their spouses, including “highest-ranking” wife and social committee chair Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas). Her regimented type-A personality poises her to be a perfect fit to lead the disparate wives of the camp in scheduled activities aimed to distract. Her place as social dictator is challenged by the crass and beloved Lisa (Sharon Horgan) who generally finds a night of knocking back pints as therapeutic as any knitting club ever could be. When the two combine forces to create the base’s first choir, their difference in song selection is only the beginning of the choir’s journey through happiness and heartbreak in this charming ensemble comedy-drama based on a true story.

film details

Director: Peter Cattaneo
Producers: Ben Pugh, Rory Aitken, Piers Tempest
Screenwriter: Rosanne Flynn, Rachel Tunnard
Cinematographers: Hubert Taczanowski
Editor: Anne Sopel
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng
Country: United Kingdom/USA
Language: English
Year: 2019
Running Time: 112 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Director Filmography: The Rocker (2008), The Full Monty (1997)
Primary Company: Obscured Pictures

event details

6:30pm | Screening | Please arrive 45 minutes before showtime
Richards Center for the Performing Arts at Palm Springs High School
2401 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 
*Do not discard your ticket, it will be needed for entry into the reception

9:00pm | Reception | No early Birds 
The Hilton Palm Springs
400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262  
*A map from the High School to the Hilton Hotel will be provided upon exiting the screening.  Please follow these instructions as alternative entrances and roads may be unaccessible. Complementary Valet available

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