by Rich Henrich & Robert Gallarza


Tune in to AMFM: art, music, film and more, the latest four-day festival to launch in the Coachella Valley to feature indie bands, photography, comedy and…more




Festival producer Film 4 Change to release the latest art, music and film event in the valley, AMFM Fest running from June 13 through June 16, 2013 at the UltraStar Mary Pickford Theater, the Cathedral City Town Square and other select venues.


AMFM is a creation of Film 4 Change, whose mission is to bring communities together through the power of story and the art of laughter while showcasing the best emerging talent and thought leaders in art, music, film, photography and comedy.


This year we will be screening over 50 films from around the world at the Mary Pickford Theater and Desert IMAX, 36-850 Pickfair Street in downtown Cathedral City. Additionally, the Cathedral City Town Square will be alive with music, beer gardens, food vendors and art from Santa Fe to the Coachella Valley. Highlights include:


ART: Showcases by renowned photographer Craig Semetko, artist Scott Christopher, including a never before seen photograph of Michael Jackson, art exhibits by acclaimed artists Elizabeth Christopher, Kimberly Zsebe, artist and music video director Ace Norton, and many others…


MUSIC: Live performances by Tramps in Stereo, punk rock sisters the Miracle Dolls, The Lost & Found, the Tribesman, among others. AMFM will also showcase some of California’s best DJs with performances by local and international talents DJ Day, DJ Alf Alpha, DJ Joplin and more…


FILM: Films from around the world will be shown, including the documentary American Road, technology doc Solar Revolution, dramatic stories such as Junction and Slamdance sensation Fynbos, along with a twenty-year celebration of Dazed and Confused, a showing of the classic western Ride in the Whirlwind and a screening of the modern day classic Donnie Brasco presented by actor Michael Madsen.


MORE: We will also have other spectacular events including a poetry reading by actor Michael Madsen from his latest collection Expecting Rain, Comedian Graham Elwood and the Comedy Film Nerds, film and music industry panels with some of the best and brightest in show business. As well as special appearances by iconic artists that will soon be announced.


There will also be Gala Parties following the screenings, nightly concerts, a vendor fair, art exhibits and educational panels throughout the event. Additionally, we will be presenting a number of awards and will close with the presentation of the Fourth Annual Dennis Lee Hopper Award. We will embrace the sprit of Dennis—it will be hip, cool, funny and strange, but most of all it will be about social change.


Tickets and All-Access Passes will soon be available for purchase, either on our website, at the Mary Pickford Theater, the Desert IMAX or at the AMFM box office located at the Mary Pickford Theater.  For more information on ticket sales, schedules, and more, please visit our website or contact us directly at: or (760) 902-4956.


We look forward to seeing you at the festival.