Cinema Diverse! The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

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International Film Submissions Provide Startling Glimpses into the Lives of LGBTQ People Around the World.

Submissions for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival sometimes fall into thematic patterns, based in large part on popular themes, specific cultural issues, and politics. This year, one recurring theme came mostly from abroad – from all over the world, in fact – and the recurring theme was how LGBTQ people live and are treated in other parts of the world.

“I think some of what is driving filmmakers to make these films right now is that there are still…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 16, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

REVRY Makes Big Splash At Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse With Two World Premieres

REVRY Makes Big Splash At Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse

With Two World Premieres





Cinema Diverse will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the LGBTQ Palm Springs Film Festival with a new segment entitled, "WebOUT."



Arts blogger Kevin M.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 5, 2017 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Screenings and Events

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Screenings and Events

 

All Tickets and Passes now on sale;

complete schedule available at CinemaDiverse.org 

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 21, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Celebrates Ten Years; Opens with Armistead Maupin Documentary.

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Celebrates Ten Years; Opens with Armistead Maupin Documentary.

Maupin to Attend Opening Night Screening;

Sign Copies of New Memoir…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 18, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments

2017 Cinema Diverse Festival Submissions are open.

2017 Cinema Diverse Festival Submissions are open.

We accept submissions through the following online platforms:…





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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 1, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Festival Favorites; Director's Awards.

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Festival Favorites; Director's Awards.

The Ninth annual edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival called it a wrap on Sunday night, September 25th, 2016, and today announced its annual selection of audience favorites, plus another group of films…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 30, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments

FREE Tickets to Sin Verguenza.

We have a limited number of FREE tickets available for both the Friday and Saturday screenings of SIN VERGUENZA.

To take advantage of this offer and get your FREE tickets, you do need to reserve them.

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 22, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

Trans Stories Abound in Cinema Diverse

Within the LGBTQ world, the Trans community has been one of the last groups to gain acceptance, legal rights and equal protection under the law. Their stories are often painful and turbulent, but also endearing and inspiring. Take for example, MAJOR!, a new documentary about Miss…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Religion Remains a Hot Topic in Cinema Diverse

Over the years, Cinema Diverse has featured a number of films dealing with religion, and this year's line-up is no exception. Two documentaries focus on two of America's largest protestant denominations. OUT OF ORDER explores the struggles of the Presbyterian Church to accept  LGBTQ clergy. Although the church officially voted to allow LGBTQ people to become ordained, many local churches resist hiring them.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Line-up includes films by quite a collection of returning filmmakers.

People who attend Cinema Diverse every year are sure to recognize some familiar faces when it comes to the filmmakers attending this year's festival. That's because no less than ten of the filmmakers have had films featured in Cinema Diverse in the past. "Independent filmmakers, especially…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 21, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse 2016 To Include Films With Local Connections

The 2016 edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival has a number of films with local connections, beginning with this year's opening night film, LAZY EYE. "Much of LAZY EYE was filmed at a house in the desert near Joshua Tree," said Michael C. Green, Festival…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 20, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Cathedral City and D'Place Entertainment Provide Unique Growth Opportunity for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

Cathedral City's Desert Cinema will become the valley's second theatre to screen films as part of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, marking another record year of growth for the niche film festival. 

"We are thrilled to be working with Cathedral City, and in cooperation with D'Place Entertainment to make this possible," said Michael C. Green, Managing Director of Cinema Diverse, and its parent nonprofit,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 24, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With More Screenings Than Ever Before.

The American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) celebrates its fifth year…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 25, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Alum "Like You Mean It" is now available on I-Tunes

We're happy to announce that the film, Like You Mean It, just came out on I-Tunes.

If you missed this great film during the festival, or just want to see it again, now you can!

To remind…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 9, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Announces 2015 Festival Favorites

The Eighth annual edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival called it a wrap on Sunday night, September 20th, 2015, with strong attendance, a record number of screenings, and a ‘diverse’ selection of audience favorites. …

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Returns with more films in more theatres, and adds New Media Component

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, opens its Eighth Edition on Thursday, September 17th and runs through Sunday, September 20th at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. This year the festival is a third larger than ever before, and includes a New Media Spotlight on Saturday, September 19th.

"We are very excited to have been able to grow the festival, and increase our total number of screenings again this year," said Michael C. Green, Festival Director. ""Last year…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 11, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

CINEMA DIVERSE BENEFIT: Special Advance Screening “An Ordinary Couple”

Join Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival on Saturday, September 12 at 7:30pm (at Camelot Theatres, of course!) for a very special Advance Screening of the newly updated documentary, An Ordinary Couple.

The…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 23, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments

Hush Up Sweet Charlotte Film to Screen at Sea on the Cinema Diverse Cruise to Alaska and at The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Cinema Diverse, The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, announced today that it will feature a world-wide exclusive sneak preview of the film, Hush Up Sweet Charlotte, during its upcoming Cinema Diverse Cruise to Alaska August 28-September 4, 2015.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on July 13, 2015 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse Has Plans For A Busy 2015

Cinema Diverse 2014 wrapped up its record breaking seventh edition in September of 2014, but the film festival referred to by one writer as "the Academy Awards of Gay Movies" is not slowing down any time soon.

"We're already planning a number of activities for the balance of the…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 19, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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