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Del Shores’ new film, SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, To Open 2013 Edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Del Shores’ new film, SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, To Open 2013 Edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Announces Festival Favorites.

Attendees at this year's edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival received a pencil and a ballot each time they entered a screening.

The assignment? Rate the films - shorts, short series, documentaries…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Cinema Diverse After Parties offer fun times; fine food.

After the last screening of the day, there's nothing like going home and...errr., wait a minute! After the last screening of the day it's time to go to the After Party - a time when Cinema Diverse movie-goers can relax, talk about the movies, enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drink a few cocktails at happy hour prices, and experience some of Palm Springs' finest clubs and restaurants!

"Opening night is at Hunter's Nightclub on Arenas Road,"…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 20, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Film Spotlight: In WATERBERRY TEARS, Local Filmmakers Tell Tale of Growing Up Gay In a Traditional Mexican Immigrant Family.

WATERBERRY TEARS, one of the films screening at this year’s edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, has a number of local connections, not the least of which is the fact that both its Writer, Jaime Soria, and its Director/Editor,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 3, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Announces 2012 Screening Schedule

Fifth Anniversary Edition Runs from Thursday, Sept. 20th through Sunday, Sept. 23rd



Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens on Thursday, September 20th and runs through Sunday, September 23rd, today announced the complete 2012 Schedule for its Fifth Anniversary Edition. “We are screening twenty two feature films this year,” said…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 27, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Set To Return For Fifth Year with Twice the Number of Screenings.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center announced today that Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will return for its Fifth Anniversary with twice the number of screenings. “For the last few years, we’ve screened around eleven feature films,” said Michael C. Green, Festival Director. “This year we will have twenty three feature screenings. We will also continue to include a number of short selections paired with the feature…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 3, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Lend your support to one of our LGBT Filmmakers.

Lend your support to one of our LGBT Filmmakers....



If you enjoyed last year's closing night film,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 19, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Morgan Fairchild To Attend Cinema Diverse Screening Of eCupid

Actress Morgan Fairchild, well-known for her roles in “Dallas” and “Falcon Crest,” will be in Palm Springs this weekend to attend the Cinema Diverse screening of eCupid. Fairchild, who plays the mysterious waitress, Venus, in eCupid, will attend the screening at 4pm on… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 21, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse 2011 To Screen Poignant Coming of Age Drama, THE WISE KIDS

On Sunday, September 25th, Cinema Diverse 2011 will screen the emotional and touching Southern coming-of-age drama, THE WISE KIDS. Filmed in and around, Charleston, South Carolina, THE WISE KIDS takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 17, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Desert Film Society to Sponsor Screening of AN ORDINARY COUPLE at Cinema Diverse 2011

Cinema Diverse 2011 will include a special screening of AN ORDINARY COUPLE, which is being sponsored by The Desert Film Society. An Ordinary Couple is the romantic and uplifting real-life story of two extraordinary men on an unexpected journey from their funeral to their wedding. Yes,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 15, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse 2011 to Screen The Powerful AIDS Documentary WE WERE HERE.

Organizers of the 2011 edition of Cinema Diverse:  The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival announced today that this year’s festival will include a special screening of the powerful AIDS Documentary, WE WERE HERE. The film, which was an Official Selection… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 11, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Announces Complete Screening Schedule

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is pleased to announce its complete 2011 Screening Schedule. The Festival, which opens on Thursday, September 22nd with the World Premiere of Writer/Director Billy Clift's I WANT TO GET MARRIED, continues through…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse 2011 to open with World Premiere of Billy Clift’s I WANT TO GET MARRIED

Cinema Diverse 2011 will open on Thursday, September 22nd with the World Premiere of Writer/Director Billy Clift’s latest film, I WANT TO GET MARRIED. Clift, whose film, BABY JANE?, screened to rave reviews at Cinema Diverse 2010, brings his unique style of… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 2, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse 2011: Military Cadets Sound Off with Shakespeare In PRIVATE ROMEO

When eight teenage cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the story of Romeo and Juliet seeps out of the classroom and into their lives in PRIVATE ROMEO. Forbidden romance, in this case between two of the male cadets, creates a powerful modern…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Love, Marriage and Legal Battles Are Recurring Themes in Cinema Diverse 2011

Love, Marriage and Legal Battles

Are Recurring Themes in Cinema Diverse 2011



Love, Marriage, and the Legal Battles surrounding them are recurring themes at this year’s edition of Cinema Diverse: The… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Opens With Poignant "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" film, A Marine Story.

The topics covered in Cinema Diverse 2010's opening night films (both short selection, THE LOVE PERMIT by Christopher Ludgate, and the feature film presentation, A MARINE STORY by Ned Farr), could have been taken right off the front pages of every paper and internet site in the country. Ludgate's THE LOVE PERMIT shines a light on an imaginary Orwellian state where both love and sex are tightly regulated by the government, and, to experience either of them, citizens must apply for a "love… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 25, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse To Screen "Baby Jane?" - Comedic New Take on a Camp Classic!

Cinema Diverse brings high camp and hilarious comedic fun to this year's festival with "Baby Jane?" - the ever-so-campy parody/remake/spoof of "Whatever Happened to Baby… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 8, 2010 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Announces 2010 Film Line-up All Access Passes Now On Sale;Buy Before Sept. 3rd for Special Savings! CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival today announced its 2…

Cinema Diverse Announces 2010 Film Line-up

All Access Passes Now On Sale;

Buy Before Sept. 3rd for Special Savings!



CINEMA DIVERSE: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival today announced its 2010 film line-up. The Festival, which is celebrating its third year, opens September 24th and continues through…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 16, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Palm Springs Cultural Center Forms Partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation; 2010 Edition of Cinema Diverse to Benefit Both Organizations.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center announced today that it will produce the 2010 edition of its annual Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Cinema Diverse, in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “We are delighted to have been able to form this alliance,” said Ric Supple, President of the Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Board of Directors. “It’s a great partnership, with both national and local significance, and one that… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on July 22, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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