Ethel and Ernest in ‘Best of Fest’ selection at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

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Ethel and Ernest received a third screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival when it was voted on by audience members as one of their favourite films of the festival. It was chosen out of 192 films from 72 countries that were screened at the festival,

“Thank you so much for letting us share ETHEL & ERNEST with our audience. Happy to announce that it is one of our highest scoring films so far and we’d like to play it on Best of Fest day, January 16th, when we have repeats of our most liked films.” – Lili Rodriguez | Program Manager, Palm Springs International Film Festival 


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Producer Camilla Deakin and director Roger Mainwood answering questions from the audience after the US premiere of Ethel and Ernest. Mary Pickford Cinema, Palm Springs, January 9th 2017.

Ethel and Ernest’s US premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017

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Ethel and Ernest received a warm welcome from the audience at last night’s US premiere. It was held at the Mary Pickford cinema, which felt very appropriate as Mary Pickford was a huge film star during the silent movie era when the Ethel and Ernest story begins.  The cinema is alongside the Buddy Rogers Drive (Buddy Rogers being Mary Pickford’s third husband).

The Desert Sun reports on the screening:



Producer Camilla Deakin and director Roger Mainwood introduce the film at its North American premiere



Queues for Ethel and Ernest tickets outside the Mary Pickford theatre in Palm Springs. In the foreground is a statue of actor and trombonist Buddy Rogers.

Ethel and Ernest bound for Palm Springs

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Ethel and Ernest is having its first international screening in January 2017 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The two public screenings are on January 9th and 10th.

Jim Broadbent, who plays Ernest in ‘Ethel and Ernest’, also stars in the festival’s opening film, The Sense Of An Ending.