The Palm Springs Film Festival kicked the year off with a serious bang and more International Press than you could read in a day.
Palm Springs has been a second home to the movers and shakers of Hollywood since the 1920’s. From the early silent movie days to studio contract players like Marilyn Monroe to TV stars such as Lucille Ball to Crooner Frank Sinatra and his buddies in the Rat Pack and 2014 was no different.
The Black Tie Gala, sponsored by Cartier and BMW rolled out the red carpet for a who’s who of Hollywood and beyond:
Bono + The Edge from U2, Matthew McConaughey, Bradley Cooper, Colin Farrell,George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, and Leonardo DiCaprio to name just a few. The town was buzzing and it was really wonderful to see Palm Springs glammed out.
This is definitely a perk of living here. Anyone can attend the Gala as well as the films that are shown all over town. No matter how large the The Film Festival has become, it still embraces it roots of democracy for attendees.
Major Props to Mr Matthew McConaughey for embracing the Palm Springs style!
All photos courtesy of Michael Snyder/Desert Sun