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 Chapman, who lives in Palm Springs, reports that she is quite excited to see SAUGATUCK CURES make its World Premiere in her hometown.
Cinema Diverse continues on Friday, September 19th with a full schedule of films. Screenings begin at 11am at the Camelot Theatres and continue throughout the day, and through the weekend. “We are covering a lot of ground this year,” Green continued. “Not only with the sheer number of films we’re screening, but also with the diverse array of film types. For example, we are screening what I believe is a first for Cinema Diverse in several genres – VIOLENCE OF THE MIND (a horror/thriller filmed partially in Palm Springs), WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL (a classic musical comedy with a new age twist), and THE DARK PLACE (a mystery/thriller from the same team that created JUDAS KISS).”
The 2014 schedule also includes some great foreign films (SNAILS IN THE RAIN, LILTING, THREE IN A BED), some of the year’s best LGBT award-winners (THE WAY HE LOOKS, THE CIRCLE, TRU LOVE), and some amazing documentaries (CAMPAIGN OF HATE: RUSSIA AND GAY PROPAGANDA, I ALWAYS SAID YES: THE MANY LIVES OF WAKEFIELD POOLE, CLUB KING), plus a variety of comedies, dramas and shorts.
“The 2014 Festival is rich with entertainment and options,” Green added. “We’ve got lots to choose from, and two great ticket pass options that 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 want to see multiple films, we have The 6 Pack Deal, priced at only $69.00.”
Individual tickets are $13 each, and can be purchased in person at Camelot Theatres, or online at www.camelottickets.com. Passes are on sale now, and individual tickets will go on sale on August 31st
NOTE: All CINEMA DIVERSE screenings will be held at Camelot Theatres
All Access Pass $149.00 (on sale now)
6 Pack Deal - Select 6 films for $69.00 (on sale now)
Festival Screenings = $13.00 (on sale August 3 1st)
To purchase your tickets in-person, visit:
Camelot Theatres Box Office
(Open Daily, Call for Hours)
2300 E. Baristo Road,
Palm Springs, CA, 92262,
Box Office: 760-325-6565
Telephone Orders: 888-718-4253
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.