Free Community Event Features Crooner Chris Anderson Concert: Raven Awards Also Announced
August 24, 2019 — Saint George, UT — Dixie State University DOCUTAH International Documentary Film FestivalTM will host its annual free community film screening on September 6 during the Festival. This year, as last, DOCUTAH is offering a Drive-In movie event open for the entire St. George community to enjoy. The film, Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home will feature a live tribute concert with crooner Chris Anderson and a Fifties Costume Contest. The Raven Awards for winning films will also be announced that evening and those films will be screened on Saturday along with a second indoor screening of Sinatra in Palm Springs.
The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and pays tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Steeped in affection and appreciation for the deep bond between Sinatra and these beguiling desert towns, “Sinatra in Palm Springs” tells the story of a man whose generosity and compassion for his fellow citizens had no bounds. Revealing interviews bring to life a bygone era. Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher and many others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra.
“We hope our audience will pull out their best 50s threads and get ready to ‘make the scene’ at Docutah,” said Marianne Hamilton, Special Events Coordinator at DOCUTAH. “WE want to have some extra fun at our drive-in movie about Sinatra and invite attendees to take part in our costume contest. Maybe the ladies have that crinoline petticoat and poufy skirt – maybe one with a poodle – they just couldn’t bear to part with. Gentlemen can resurrect their best rockabilly/bowling shirt and stay-pressed slacks and shades.”
Prizes will be awarded for best male, female, and couples’ costumes.
Drive-In Schedule Sept. 6th (Friday) Red Cliffs Theaters FREE Drive In Movie & Raven Award Winners Announced Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home 8:00 – Raven Awards announced
2019 DOCUTAH Presents Sinatra in Palm Springs film and Concert
8:30 – Sinatra/Rat Pack tribute concert with crooner Chris Anderson 9:15 – Film screening Drive In Parking begins at 7 pm Chris Anderson Concert sponsored by Dave and Carol Hansen
The DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival runs from September 2 through 7 with the main Festival Hub at the DOCUTAH Red Cliffs Theaters and the DSU Eccles Fine Arts Center. Full information about all the films included in this year’s DOCUTAH Festival, special events, schedule and ticketing may be found at docutah.com. Tickets may be purchased online and at the Cox Performing Arts Center at Dixie State University prior to the Festival and at the Red Cliffs Theaters during the Festival. Informational handouts and program books for the Festival are also available at the Cox before the Festival.