september, 2021

This is a repeating event

23sep12:00 am9:00 pmCinema Diverse - The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival12:00 am - 9:00 pm Palm Springs Cultural Center / Camelot Theatre, 2300 E. Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA - 92262Event Categories:Film Festivals & Movies,LGBTOrder Your Tickets Here


Event Details

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Film Festival returns to Palm Springs, California September 16 through the 30 in the Historic Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. A special pre-opening event, Drag Pop, is scheduled for the evening of September 15. This year, Cinema Diverse is offering a multi-platform experience with films available virtually and in-theatre (observing COVID guidelines).

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All Access Passes, Six-Packs, and Individual Tickets are now on sale  - available online at CinemaDiverse.org, or through the Palm Springs Cultural Center Box-office during business hours Wednesday through Sunday. 

This year to mark the return of in-theatre programming we are introducing some new "diverse" elements into the festival, extending the celebration of lgbtq+ culture with an art exhibition from the illustrious photographer TERRY HASTINGS, the premiere of a DRAGORAMA  - a palm springs drag perspective with ROSEMARY GALORE, and the wildly popular DRAG POP with Leanna Rodgers, Miguel Gomez, a mystery drag queen and a burlesque dancer - see it to believe it! 

Cloris Leachman's last film JUMP, DARLING officially opens the festival the evening of September 16. It's a bittersweet story of a rookie drag queen, reeling from a breakup, who escapes to the country and finds his grandmother (Cloris Leachman) in steep decline but desperate to avoid a nursing home (Scroll Down for the trailer). Other films include Firebird, a touching love story set in the Soviet Air Force during the Cold War, Being BeBe, the inspiring documentary about Cameroonian-American immigrant, Marshall Ngwa, aka the legendary BeBe Zahara Benet, the first ever winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman, Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story, and more.

In addition to the new trending multi-verse approach to the festival, there are several live LGBTQ+ special events to participate in which are included in the All Access Pass! DRAGORAMA - a weekly Palm Springs Retrospective hosted by Drag Queen: Rosemary Galore premieres, Leanna Rodgers and Miguel Gomez showcase their local hit show DRAG-POP, and local artist Terry Hastings opens a new gallery showing upstairs in our VIP Lounge. Another artist is featured downstairs.

The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival is dedicated to advancing and further strengthening our diverse gay community through the establishment of a world-class film festival that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world.

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(Thursday) 12:00 am - 9:00 pm


Palm Springs Cultural Center / Camelot Theatre

2300 E. Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA - 92262


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