The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is in full swing. Saturday morning movie lovers thanked their lucky stars for beautiful weather as they waited to see “Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me”.
“Just a little insight on the man behind the music,” said Edith Jones from Oceanside.
Jones and her friends come to the festival every year.
“Just the opportunity to see some really good film. I love the fact that it’s real life, instead of just a made-up story and glamorous,” Jones said.
And as a former East Coast resident, she’s happy she’s not there right now.
“I lived in Boston area and New Jersey and Virginia and fortunately never experienced anything like that,” Jones said.
Others had been waiting in line since 8:30 a.m. to get the prime spot in line. But with temperatures in the 60s they don’t mind.
“I don’t even need the jacket on. So it’s just phenomenal,” said Nanci Smaby.
For locals and visitors alike it’s a yearly tradition to make it to the festival.
“It’s local. It’s big and it’s fun,” said Tim Rasmussen, who lives in Palm Springs.
Many were happy to trade snow and scarves for sunshine and sandals.