PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – The Palm Springs Art Museum’s free Cocktail Cinema summer film series starts Thursday.
The film series, which is set to run bi-weekly on Thursdays until July 27, will feature four films with iconic soundtracks that reflect their time and place, museum officials said. Each film will be paired with a specially crafted cocktail prepared by That’s The Spirit Mobile Bar.
The series will begin at 6 p.m. with a viewing of “Queen and Slim” at the Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 North Museum Drive. Though entry will ultimately be based on a first-come first-served basis, attendees must register in advance at store.psmuseum.org/cocktail-cinema/.
The inaugural film is described as a story about a young Black couple who are pulled over for a minor traffic violation following their first date, museum officials said. The incident escalates when a white policeman is killed.
“The soundtrack features various artists that honor the history and diversity of Black music and aims to continue the legacy of artists who used their music as activism,” museum officials said.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive an hour early to buy and indulge in the specialty drinks before settling in to watch the film, according to museum officials. The series will continue with “Pulp Fiction” June 29, “Moonlight” July 13, and “Selena” July 27.
The film series will be presented in association with the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Free admission into the museum is offered Thursday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.
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