• Opening Night | An Almost Ordinary Summer

    Directed by Simone Godano
    Italy | 100 minutes |

  • Opening Night | An Almost Ordinary Summer

    Directed by Simone Godano
    Italy | 100 minutes |

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In this delightful and big-hearted Italian farce, a seaside summer vacation erupts into class and sexual warfare when two middle-aged grandfathers — the rich, cosmopolitan Tony and the hunky, blue-collar Carlo — announce to their big, shocked families their plan to marry.

Tickets will grant you entry to screening and party

Benefactor, Concierge, and American Express® Passes are accepted for entry | All others must present a ticket | Vouchers may not be exchanged for Opening Night


January 3, 2020 6:30 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
Tickets not available

film details

Director: Simone Godano
Producers: Matteo Rovere, Roberto Sessa
Screenwriter: Simone Goddano
Cinematographers: Daniele Ciprì
Editor: Gianni Vezzosi
Music: Andrea Farri
Cast: Alessandro Gassmann, Jasmine Trinca, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Filippo Scicchitano
Original Language Title: Croce e delizia
Country: Italy
Language: in Italian with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 100 minutes
Director Filmography: Moglie e marito (2017)
Primary Company: Wolfe Releasing

event details

Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School
Screening and Ceremony begin at 6:30pm. It is recommended that guests arrive 45 minutes before screening time.

*Screening only tickets are not accepted at the High School, please check your ticket for location.

General parking is available in the large High School lot off Baristo Road, 2401 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
It is approximately a 3 minute walk to the Richards Center for the Arts Auditorim, please follow lighted path

*Golf Carts will be available for those needing extra assistance


The Opening Night Reception will begin following the screening at approximately 9:00pm @ Palm Springs Art Museum.
Guests must present screening ticket stub or valid pass (Benefactor, Concierge, American Express) for entry into the reception.

Note special driving route from screening (High School) to reception (Palm Springs Art Museum).  Map posted soon and will be provided when exiting the theater.  Complimentary Valet parking available by following this route.

Film Festival 2020