Aug 18

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Announces 2013 Screening Schedule

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Announces 2013 Screening Schedule

Sixth Anniversary Edition Runs from
Thursday, Sept. 19th through Sunday, Sept. 22nd

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens on Thursday, September 19th and runs through Sunday, September 22nd, today announced the complete 2013 Schedule for its Sixth Anniversary Edition.

“We are screening a total of twenty four feature films and more than 30 shorts this year,” said Michael C. Green, Managing Director of The Palm Springs Cultural Center. “This has been a banner year for LGBT filmmaking, which made the selection process even more difficult, but in the end, I think we’ve put together a schedule that may be our best ever.”

Cinema Diverse is presented by The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a local nonprofit which serves as an incubator for local cultural arts programs and events. The annual celebration of LGBT films and filmmakers runs for four days at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

“This year’s festival opens at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 19th with a special reception for the cast of Southern Baptist Sissies, and will be followed by the Palm Springs premiere of Del Shores’ latest film,” Green continued. “The screening will also include a Q&A, and will be followed by an opening night party.”

Cinema Diverse continues its Sixth Anniversary celebration on Friday, September 20th. The day begins with Writer/Director, Jane Clark’s Award-winning drama, Meth Head, at 11am

Cinema Diverse screenings continue at Camelot Theatres through Sunday evening. “Our closing films are also blockbusters, “ said Shann Carr, Associate Festival Director. “We close with I Am Divine, the brand-new documentary about Divine at 7pm, and at 7:30 we’re screening The Last Match (La Partida), the story of Reinier and Yosvani, two young Cubans trying to survive in Havana, by Spanish director and co-writer Antonio Hens (who directed 2007’s powerful Clandestinos).”

“And in between,” Green added, “we have some great dramas, comedies, documentaries, shorts, and love stories. We’ve packed a tremendous amount of value into this year’s festival, and we’ve put together two great ticket packages people can choose from – the All Access Pass, which grants access to all screenings and each evening’s after party, is $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 at only $69.00.”

Individual tickets are $13 each, and can be purchased in person at Camelot Theatres, or online at our website, Cinema Diverse, or at Camelot Tickets.


NOTE: All CINEMA DIVERSE screenings will be held at Camelot Theatres

By Del Shores
Screening Only: $15.00
Screening & Opening Night Reception: $35.00

All Access Pass $149.00 (excludes Opening Night Reception)

All Access Pass with Opening Night Pre-Reception $169.00

6 Pack Deal – Select 6 films for $69.00 (excludes Opening Night Film)

Festival Screenings = $13.00 (on sale after September 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

Order online:

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.