RACIST TREES – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

The sixty-foot-tall tamarisk trees bordering a golf course look lush from one side of Palm Springs—but from the other, they’re a barrier blocking picturesque mountain views and high-end property values. The modest community in the shadow of these behemoths has a majority of Black homeowners, something that comes as no surprise watching the documentary Racist Trees—except to some White residents and city officials here patting themselves on the back for their progressiveness.

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PALM SPRINGS – Review by Susan Granger

Palm Springs holds the record for the biggest film sale at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it broke the record for the most-viewed Hulu release in its first weekend on the streaming service. An obvious descendant of the Groundhog Day plot device, it’s set a destination wedding at which Nyles is a guest; he’s the nihilistic boyfriend of a bridesmaid named Misty.

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