MODERNISM WEEK 2018
Feb 20 at the Camelot Theater #1
‘Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home’, a documentary film by Leo Zahn, explores Frank Sinatra’s deep attachment to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, his primary home for almost 50 years. The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and pays tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
Steeped in affection and appreciation for the deep bond between Sinatra and these beguiling desert towns, ‘Sinatra in Palm Springs’ tells the story of a man whose generosity and compassion for his fellow citizens had no bounds. He loved the desert and its people. He loved the local restaurants and bars. His best friends lived nearby.
Revealing interviews bring to life a bygone era . . . beginning with the post-WWII years and Sinatra’s 1947 home in Palm Springs, tumultuous times with Ava Gardner, his 1954 move to Rancho Mirage, his marriage to Barbara, and life at the “compound.” Major sequences are dedicated to historic restaurants Sinatra frequented for decades.
Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher, and others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra. Q+A with director and guests follows screening.
A Picture Palace Release of a Mirage Films Production. Running time: 92 mins. miragefilms.tv
Enjoy an elegant post-screening hors-d’oeuvre and hosted cocktail reception at the historic, and newly restored, Ingleside Inn. Melvyn’s at the Ingleside was one of Sinatra’s favorite places, a memorable conclusion to your ‘Sinatra in Palm Springs’ evening. Reception is ticketed separately – 21 and older Inglesideinn.com