Cinema Diverse Must-See Movies:
UNDRESSING ISRAEL (GAY MEN IN THE PROMISED LAND) and CHICKEN SOUP WITH KNIVES (Merak Of Im Sakinim)
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Opens Thursday, Sept. 19th, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 22nd
On Friday, September 20, 2013, Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, will screen two very different documentaries, both of which involve the State of Israel. The first, which screens at 1pm, is documentary filmmaker, adult-film entrepreneur and political columnist Michael Lucas’ new film, UNDRESSING ISRAEL (GAY MEN IN THE PROMISED LAND).
This amazing documentary examines a side of Israel that is too often overlooked: its thriving gay community, and features interviews with a diverse range of local men, including a gay member of Israel’s parliament, a trainer who served openly in the army, a young Arab-Israeli journalist, and a pair of dads raising their kids.
The second documentary, which screens at 1:30pm, is lesbian filmmaker Leora Eisenstein’s CHICKEN SOUP WITH KNIVES (Merak Of Im Sakinim). This powerful film chronicles her journey with her sister and a private detective to Lvov, Ukraine, her family’s hometown before World War II. There, she embarks on a search for her roots and lost family property taken during the Holocaust, as well as a sense of justice. Her journey seems straight-forward, but in reality, it encompasses a variety of personal reflections and troubling family confrontations.
Both of these “must-see” documentaries are sure to both inform, and surprise audiences. Each is accompanied by a short feature, and CHICKEN SOUP WITH KNIVES will include a special Q&A with writer/director Leora Eisenstein.
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.
NOTE: All CINEMA DIVERSE screenings will be held at Camelot Theatres
SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES
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
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Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.