Naomi Watts, Tom Hooper to Participate in Palm Springs Film Festival's Talking Pictures Series
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has revealed details about its Talking Pictures program, a series of film clips and screenings accompanied by a discussion with Hollywood talent, scheduled during the Jan. 4-13 proceedings.
On Jan. 5, the awards contender The Impossible will be screened, and star Naomi Watts, who will recieve the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the festival, will participate in a discussion moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's awards analyst Scott Feinberg.
There were three other Talking Pictures events announced.
On Jan. 4, Peter Greenaway will speak at a program entitled "The Death of Cinema -- A Lecture With Pictures," where the writer-director of Goltzius and the Pelican Company will explain how "our reliance of text in film is creating a populace of 'visual illiterates,'" according to a release.
Les Misérables director Tom Hooper -- who will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the festival's gala -- and actor Eddie Redmayne will discuss the musical drama Jan. 6. Alan Cumming, the star of Any Day Now, will take part in a program discussion about the film Jan. 12.