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August 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Cinema Diverse To Screen Madcap Comedy, THE RITZ, On Thursday, September 3rd.

Actress KAYE BALLARD to host VIP Reception.





On Thursday, September 3rd, Cinema Diverse, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs, will launch its new September Screening Series with a revival screening of the madcap comedy, THE RITZ. Local favorite Actress Kaye Ballard, who starred in the film, is scheduled to host a VIP Reception in advance of the screening, and provide an introduction the film, along with some great quips… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 27, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

2009 Film Festival Schedule

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24



6:00pm THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (78 Minutes)

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (Jack Gold, 1975, UK, 78 Minutes)



"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper" -- Quentin Crisp



THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT created a furor in 1975 when it premiered on PBS in North America with both viewers and sponsors threatening to yank their support. It was a film ahead of its time about a man even more ahead of… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 18, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

2009 Screening Series Schedule

SEPTEMBER SCREENING SERIES:



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

THE RITZ


6pm - 7pm VIP Reception with KAYE BALLARD

7:30pm SCREENING



THE RITZ (Richard Lester, 1976, USA, 91 Minutes)



"It's a ball of a brawl!"

-- Judith Crist




Acclaimed director Richard Lester (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, PETULIA) serves up an exercise in manic mayhem when a Cleveland sanitation company owner who is "married to the mob" crosses his gangster… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 17, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Celebrate the Life and Times of Quentin Crisp with CINEMA DIVERSE

On September 24th, 2009, CINEMA DIVERSE will celebrate the life and times (or perhaps trials and tribulations) of the legendary QUENTIN CRISP when it opens its 2009 Film Festival with a DOUBLE FEATURE screening of THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT, and its brand new sequel, AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK.



QUENTIN CRISP
first attracted the attention of the world when his 1968 biography inspired the 1975 award-winning TV film THE NAKED… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on August 5, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

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