Palm Springs International Film Festival top brass have lined up events with Peter Greenaway, Naomi Watts, Tom Hooper and Eddie Redmayne and Alan Cumming.

Greenaway [pictured] will give a lecture entitled Peter Greenaway: The Death Of Cinema – A Lecture With Pictures on Jan 4.

A day later Watts will discuss her role in The Impossible following a screening of the true-life drama. Watts will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award at this year’s awards gala.

Les Misérables director Hooper and one of his stars Redmayne will talk about Hooper’s stage musical on Jan 6. Hooper will collect the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the awards gala.

On Jan 12 Cumming will discuss his career with Screen International US editor Jeremy Kay following a screening of Any Day Now.

The price for each Talking Pictures event is $25. For further information visit the official website.