APPLAUSE For The Arts!

In preparation for the December 2 release of APPLAUSE at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert, CA, the Palm Springs art community is coming out strong in support of the film. Promotional flyers for the picture have been made available at A Gallery Fine Art, Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Coda Gallery, Howard Schepp Fine Art, Richard Danskin Galleries, and J. Willott Gallery. Additionally, World Wide is pleased to be able to count on similar support from Hotel Zoso, Century Palm Springs, the Marriott Desert Springs Villas, and the Embassy Suites. Finally, Caballeros, the celebrated Gay Men’s Chorus Of Palm Springs (, is also graciously supporting APPLAUSE by encouraging members and friends to attend a showing of the film during the opening weekend. World Wide is anticipating the biggest turnout yet for this powerful picture.

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Applause Applause

“One of the best screen performances of the year.”

- Karen Durbin, The New York Times

"Deeply affecting ... unflinchingly real."

- Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary performance by Paprika Steen.”

- Roger Ebert,The Chicago Sun-Times

"[Steen] brings a thrilling emotional nakedness and...unsentimental honesty to the part."

- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“A fearless, tour-de-force performance by star Paprika Steen...extracts the essence of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence.”

- Alissa Simon, Variety

"Taut and daring"

- Andrew O'Hehir,, 'Pick of the Week'

One of reviewer Neil Curry's four films to watch


“Quite notable, particularly for its intense, stripped-down lead performance by Paprika Steen.

- Peter Knegt,

“A terrific performance by Danish film star Paprika Steen.”

- Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

“Though utterly convincing as a renowned theater actress, it's clear from her work in Applause that Paprika Steen has a face for the camera [and] considerable on-screen magnetism...[A] journey [of] melancholy self-realization.”

- Matthew Connolly, Slant magazine

"Paprika Steen is absolutely harrowing and brilliant."

 - Chris Kriofske, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film