Cinema Diverse! The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

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 Michael C. Green, Managing Director of The Palm Springs Cultural Center. “That’s twice as many as last year, and more than we’ve ever screened in a single year. In addition, we’re screening thirty eight short films; some as lead-ins to the feature screenings and others grouped into Short Selections.”

Cinema Diverse, which is presented by The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a local nonprofit which serves as an incubator for local cultural arts programs and events, runs for four days at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Opening night, which starts at 7pm the evening of Thursday, September 20th, will feature both a short film, MARIQUITA, and a feature presentation, YOSSI, the long awaited follow-up to Israeli Director Eytan Fox’s award-winning YOSSI & JAGGER (2003). “YOSSI had its World Premiere this year at the 2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL,” Green continued. TRIBECA awarded its prestigious Best Actor award in 2003 to Ohad Knoller (who plays the character Yossi in both films). Genna Terranova, Director of Programming for the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL praised YOSSI this year, saying, “Fox directs with unmatched honesty and compassion, drawing the viewer ever-so-gently into Yossi's disconnected world. Stark images of city life eventually give way to rolling road trip beauty, perfectly attuned to Yossi's experience. Knoller's remarkably nuanced performance is filled with delicate emotion that subtly shifts as Yossi's world begins to crack open, leaving an indelible impression.”

Cinema Diverse continues its Fifth Anniversary celebration on Friday, September 21st, beginning at 11am, and continues through Sunday evening when the last film screens at 7:30pm. “We’ve packed a tremendous amount of value into these four days,” Green says. “And we’ve put together several ticket packages people can choose from – the All Access Pass, which grants access to all screenings and each evening’s after party, is only $149.00. That’s a tremendous value for the film buff who ‘doesn’t want to miss a thing’ during the weekend. And for those who may have limited time but who want to see as many films as possible, we have two other value packages: The Dozen Pass at $129.00, and the Half Dozen Pass at only $69.00. Individual tickets are $13 each, and can be purchased in person at Camelot Theatres, or online at

“I think everyone will be pleased with this year’s line-up,” says Green. “We’ve worked really hard to include a wide variety of films that cover the spectrum of our diverse LGBT community.”



NOTE: All CINEMA DIVERSE screenings will be held at Camelot Theatres


All Access Pass: $149.00
(includes all special events and all festival screenings)
Dozen Pass: $129.00 ($10.75 ea.)
Half Dozen Pass: $69.00 ($11.50 ea.)


Festival Screenings = $13.00 (on sale after September 1st)

To purchase your tickets in-person, visit:

Camelot Theatres Box Office
(Daily 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM)
2300 E. Baristo Road,
Palm Springs, CA, 92262,
Box Office: 760-325-6565

Telephone Orders:

Order online:

NOTE: Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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