Praised at Cannes at its world debut in May, Sleeping Giant premiers in the United States during the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jan. 1–11, 2016. The film screens at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Annenberg Auditorium, and shows again at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and again at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 - both at the Palm Springs Regal 9 Cinemas.
The film is a coming-of-age story exploring the vulnerability of teenage youth and their emotions and the dramatic and explosive consequences they can have once awakened.
Cividino wanted to capture the tumultuous state of life before adulthood for boys and how dramatic simple day-to-day occurrences can be in adolescence.
If you are planning on taking a trip to Palm Springs for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palms at Park is just a short distance away from many of the locations of these films, including the Regal 9 Cinemas which is just down the street!