The Palm Springs Cultural Center

Established in January of 2008

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

 

**********COMING SOON**********

American Documentary Film Festival - 2014 Highlight Series: "Queens and Cowboys"

October 23rd

Camelot Theatres

Der Kreiss

Theatrical Release

November 14th

Camelot Theatres

October 23rd

Camelot Theatres

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Theatrical launch of THE CIRCLE (DER KREIS)

The Circle - Der Kreis is the only film to ever win the Teddy and the Audience award at Berlin and also won the grand jury prize at Outfest! Following a packed crowd at Cinema Diverse • The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival we are launching the theatrical release at Camelot Theatres Nov 14-20…

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Posted by Michael Carroll Green on October 19, 2014 at 2:47pm

"Mona Lisa Is Missing"To Screen at Camelot Theatres on Saturday, Sept. 27th!

"Mona Lisa Is Missing"To Screen at Camelot Theatres on Saturday, Sept. 27th!

Don't miss this special event one-time screening at 8 pm on Saturday, September 27th of the entertaining 60-minute documentary film "Mona Lisa is Missing" (followed by Q&A with the filmmakers). 

You're encouraged to purchase movie tickets on-line IN ADVANCE at www.MonaLisaIsMissing.EventBrite.com.

In addition, if you wish to be part of a 6:30 pm pre-screening dinner, you'll need to make a separate reservation by calling the Camelot Café (Chef Hector) at (760) 406-4112 and mention "the special Mona Lisa Dinner".

 

EVENT:

The newly-formed Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization is sponsoring a unique event on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.  Combining a special (open to the general public) screening of the award-winning 60-minute documentary film "Mona Lisa is Missing", with elements of a neighborhood mixer, the event will bring neighborhood residents and the broader Palm Springs community together under the umbrella of an interesting evening of cultural entertainment.  The Sunrise Park Neighborhood Organization was officially recognized on May 8, 2014 as the 34th neighborhood organization for the City of Palm Springs.  The Palm Springs Cultural Society is also a co-sponsor of the event.

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Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.…

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Posted by Michael Carroll Green on September 17, 2014 at 7:30pm

Palm Springs Cultural Center to Present “A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft.”

Palm Springs Cultural Center to Present “A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft.”


Camelot Theatres to host two exclusive performances on October 17th and 18th.

Through the magic of Christie Digital Cinema and re-mastered Digital Dolby Sound, Judy Garland returns to the screen with some of her greatest and best loved performances. Experience her dynamic life in song as she performs many of her greatest hits, in color for the first time, on the big screen, including “Stormy Weather,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “After You’ve Gone,” “By Myself,” and more.

Garland’s son, Joey Luft, and John Kimble, longtime associate of Judy’s husband and manager, Sid Luft, will share personal stories of the amazing performer’s personal life and career during the spectacular multimedia event, which includes many of Garland’s greatest performances from her television show, “The Judy Garland Show,” when she was at the top of her legendary, superstar best.

“A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft” is a full evening of entertainment, including pre-show reception, an exhibit of rare, never–before-seen photos of Judy’s life and career, Michael Siewert’s fabulous collection of costumes from many of her classic film roles, and a Q&A with Joey Luft and John Kimble after the show.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Judy Garland again!

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Posted by Michael Carroll Green on September 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Announces 2014 Screening Schedule.

Seventh Edition opens Thursday, September 18th and runs through Sunday, September 21st.

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens its Seventh Edition on Thursday, September 18th and runs through Sunday, September 21st, today announced the complete Schedule for 2014.

“We are screening a total of twenty eight feature films and more than 30 shorts this year,” said Michael C. Green, Cinema Diverse Festival Director and Managing Director of The Palm Springs Cultural Center. “This will be the largest number of feature films we’ve ever screened, and about the same number of shorts that we screened at last year’s festival.” 

The 2014 opening night film is SAUGATUCK CURES – a great comedy produced and directed by Cinema Diverse Alum Matthew Ladensack, who screened his short film, THE APPLE TREE in 2012. “We are excited to make our World Premiere at Cinema Diverse,” Ladensack says. “We plan to bring as many members of our team as we can to the opening.”  SAUGATUCK CURES touches on a number of today’s most compelling issues, including conversion therapy, religious freedom and gay marriage. The film includes stellar performances by Max Adler (Glee, Switched at Birth), Danny Mooney (Ides of March, Whip It) and Judith Chapman (The Young & the Restless). Ms…

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Posted by Michael Carroll Green on August 19, 2014 at 3:50pm

The Palm Springs Cultural Center: Your Key To Culture in the Coachella Valley.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a wide variety of events and programs throughout the year, designed to encourage the development of the Cultural Arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals.

The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

Annual events include:

Certified Farmers' Markets.

Discover the freshest and best locally grown produce from Certified California Farmers!

September through May:

Saturdays in Palm Springs, Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, and Wednesdays in Palm Desert.   


Market Locations:

Summer Market (June to September)

Palm Springs:  Saturdays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm,at the Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way.

Winter Markets (September to May)

Palm Springs:  Saturdays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.


Old Town La Quinta: Sundays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Palm Desert: Wednesdays: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-599 Highway 111.

Film Festivals:

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a diverse array of Film Festivals throughout the year, including:

CinemaDiverse: The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival • Palm Springs:
 CinemaDiverse brings together film artists, film lovers and industry professionals in a week-long celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich and often transform lives.

 

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival:

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Laden with period post war cynicism, these glorious black and white films are laden with suspense, sexuality and crime portrayed from the perspective of the criminals.

Each year, the festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by a scintillating array of movie stars who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions, autographs and book signings.

 

The American Documentary Film Festival:

The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Its objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the audience.

All of the Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Film events take place at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs (2300 E Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262) where it is possible to see and hear films better than virtually any other movie house in Southern California.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals. Direct inquiries to: Palm Springs Cultural Center, P.O. Box 1449, Palm Springs, CA 92263 760-322-3521.

 
 
 

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