The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Film Club – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
This British-American epic war film is a work of fiction that uses the historical setting of the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–1943. The film was widely praised, winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The cast includes William Holden and Alec Guinness.
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.