‘Last Chance’ opens Palm Springs

Dustin Hoffman starrer kick off festival

Helmer Joel Hopkins’ pic “Last Chance Harvey” will open the 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival Jan. 8 at Palm Springs High School.

The opening night gala includes a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

“Harvey” stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Both received Golden Globe noms for their performances in the film.

Fest announced a roster of 210 films from 73 countries that will screen at the event’s 2009 edition, which runs Jan. 8-19.

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