Films on the Great Lawn—A Better Life

Rancho Mirage, California
Past Event

A Better Life, released in 2011, tells the story of a father who struggles to keep his son from the gangs in East L.A. and immigration agents, while also giving his son more opportunities than he had. This Oscar nominated movie was directed by Chris Weitz. Rated PG-13. Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes. See full summary and information here.

  • Gate opens: 7 pm
  • Film begins: 7:30 pm
  • Friday, September 15: My Family
  • Friday, September 22: A Better Life
  • Friday, September 29: The Perfect Game
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens,
  • 37977 Bob Hope Drive,
  • Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
  • Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised. Admission is free.

    Films on the Great Lawn are presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

    For more information please contact the education department at 760-202-2234 or email