Deserted Films: From the Archives... Art, Design, and the Look of Optimism

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Deserted Films: From the Archives... Art, Design, and the Look of Optimism

Deserted Films hosts an eclectic evening of vintage film shorts with an eye on art, design, and…THE FUTURE!

By Palm Springs Cultural Center

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, April 11 · 7pm PDT


Camelot Theatres 2300 East Baristo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

From the Archives...Art, Design, and the Look of Optimism

Join Deserted Films for a curated and contextualized evening of short, nontheatrical films (educational films, industrials, home movies, commercials) from the Deserted Films archives and elsewhere celebrating the power of the creative spirit.

What did “the future” look like to American automotive manufacturers? How did midcentury advertisements talk about new manufacturing materials? What problems would art and/or good design solve? How did home design and/or decor reflect or promote our collective vision of the future?

Rare and unique vintage short films will provide a glimpse into the answers behind these questions and raise new ones.

Sit back, relax, and join us as we venture into a past that was (mostly) hopeful about the future.

About the organizer

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

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