The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Film Club – Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film follows the search for Private Ryan, the last-surviving brother of four servicemen. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Starting on September 20, 2018, a new event will take place at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club is a free series, held on the third Thursday of each month from September 2018 to June 2019. Films will start at 3 pm and free popcorn and water will be available. A new sound system has been installed in the room for the highest quality viewing experience. Films are selected by Jamie Kabler and Peter Bart. The theme for the 2019 Festival centers around the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. These movies have been selected to complement and explore that theme.