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September 2009 Blog Posts (13)

City Honors Cultural Center Founder at Cinema Diverse Opening.



September 24th, 2009, was officially declared Rozene Supple Day by City Council Member Rick Hutcheson at the Opening Night for Cinema Diverse 2009. "We are pleased and proud to honor one of our leading citizens," Council Member Hutcheson said.

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 28, 2009 at 2:49pm — No Comments

It's a Wrap!

It's a wrap for Cinema Diverse 2009, and from all reports, a good time was had by all. Better yet, event organizers reported that the Second Edition of Palm Springs' LGBT Film Festival was an overall success.



"With a shorter festival we knew we wouldn't match last year's numbers," said Thomas Ethan Harris, Festival Artistic Director and Head Programmer. "But for the most part our numbers were up when you compared the screening times year to year. We're pleased that the… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 28, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Confession Nightclub and Lounge to Host Cinema Diverse After-Party on Saturday, September 26th.

LUCKY BASTARD Director to Attend.



Cinema Diverse, the 2009 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs is pleased to announce that Confession Nightclub and Lounge is sponsoring a special Cinema Diverse After-Party on Saturday Night, September 26th, immediately following the screening of LUCKY BASTARD.



LUCKY BASTARD is the latest creation from Sundance Prize winning director Everett Lewis (NATURAL HISTORY OF PARKING LOTS,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 24, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

HUNTERS Video Bar to Host Meet and Greet/After-Party For PORNOGRAPHY: A Thriller

Cinema Diverse, the 2009 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs is pleased to announce that HUNTERS Video Bar will be hosting a Special Meet and Greet Party with the Producer, Director and Cast of PORNOGRAPHY: A Thriller on Friday Night, September 25th, immediately following the screening of the film at Camelot Theatres. “We are thrilled to be partnering with HUNTERS on this event,” said Renee Schrader of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “We… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 23, 2009 at 2:09pm — No Comments

2009 Edition of Cinema Diverse to Open Thursday, Sept. 24th.

CINEMA DIVERSE 2009 To Open Thursday, September 24th With Quintin Crisp Double Feature And Opening Night After-Party at The Lucy House!





The 2009 edition of Cinema Diverse, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs is set to open this coming Thursday, September 24th at 6pm with a very special double feature screening of THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT, and its premiere sequel, AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK. Both films tell the extraordinary… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Don't Forget: Tickets still Available for WAITING FOR GUFFMAN.

On Thursday, September 10th, CINEMA DIVERSE will present the second installment in its new September Screening Series - Christopher Guest’s Quirky Comedy Classic, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. The film stars Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair, an eccentric theatre director who lives in tiny Blaine, Missouri, but has big dreams of getting back to the bright lights of Broadway. To do it, he’s created "Red, White and Blaine", a musical celebration of the city's 150th anniversary,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 10, 2009 at 7:50am — No Comments

Photos from Kaye Ballard Reception.

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 9, 2009 at 9:32am — No Comments

Third September Screening Series Film: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Cinema Diverse To Screen BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS,

On Thursday, September 17th.

Also don’t miss the DOLLY PARTON Look-Alike Contest!

On Thursday, September 17th, Cinema Diverse, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs, will host a revival screening of the perennial favorite, BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, and Dolly Parton Look-Alike Contest. This is the last in the new three-part September… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 4, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cinema Diverse September Screening Series Opens to Packed House

Veteran actress Kaye Ballard played to a packed house last night, both at the VIP Reception, and later at the screening of THE RITZ! Recounting the making of THE RITZ, she recalled that "the boys at the real Continental Baths in New York were much cuter than the ones they cast in the movie. I always thought there should have been more cute boys." Ballard also recalled working with fellow actor Jerry Stiller, who played her gangster brother in the film. "Jerry… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 4, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Calling All Dollys!

Cinema Diverse To Host Dolly Parton Look-Alike Contest.

Ladies (and gentlemen), do you look like Dolly Parton? Do you want to?

Now you can (and you can win a prize for doing it)!

If it’s always been your dream to look like Dolly Parton (even for one night), or if you’re just looking for an interesting way to spend the evening (and maybe win a prize or two), then pull out your best Dolly… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 3, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

CINEMA DIVERSE Presents Christopher Guest’s Quirky Comedy Classic, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, On Thursday, September 10th.

On Thursday, September 10th, CINEMA DIVERSE will present the second installment in its new September Screening Series - Christopher Guest’s Quirky Comedy Classic, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. The film stars Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair, an eccentric theatre director who lives in tiny Blaine, Missouri, but has big dreams of getting back to the bright lights of Broadway. To do it, he’s created "Red, White and Blaine", a musical celebration of the city's 150th anniversary,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

2009 Cinema Diverse Short Film Schedule

CINEMA DIVERSE 2009

SHORT FILM SYNOPSES AND SHORT FILM PLACEMENT



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009



September 25, 2009, 1:30pm

With Feature Film: PATRIK, AGE 1.5



MOTHER KNOWS BEST (Iceland, 2009, 24 Minutes, Dir. Bardi

Gudmundsson)
A young man's overbearing single, selfish mother

seems determined to ruin all of his relationships, until one fine

day...

FILM PROGRAM TRT: 122…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 1, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

CINEMA DIVERSE Announces 2009 Short Film Schedule.

Cinema Diverse, the 2009 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs is pleased to announce that it will be screening nine Short Film Selections as part of its 2009 schedule. “Short Films are really the heart and soul of independent filmmaking,” said Thomas Ethan Harris, Artistic Director and head Programmer for Cinema Diverse. “While many people get their start doing short films, they are in fact a separate and important art form in their own right. We are pleased to have a… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on September 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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