Speaking to near capacity crowds of almost 500 people at the Palm Springs Cultural Center- legendary photographer and philanthropist Michael Childers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the landmark film MIDNIGHT COWBOY on March 2 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The event included a Q + A with Michael Childers and his long-time friend and former editor of Variety magazine, Peter Bart, a showing of the Jon Voight Screen Test,  an opportunity to hold the Best Director Oscar given to Michael’s late partner John Schlesinger, as well as a behind-the-scenes photo exhibition by Michael Childers of the film and the screening of the film. Michael Childers donated 100% of the proceeds from the event including the sales of his photographs to the Palm Springs Cultural raising over $11,000.

The 50th Anniversary MIDNIGHT COWBOY photo exhibition continues through April 5th, 2019. The exhibition is located upstairs in the VIP Lounge of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It is FREE and open to the public during normal theatre hours. All photographs are available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds go  to the Palm Springs Cultural Center.


Celebrated photographer Michael Childers and Executive Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center Michael C. Green. – David Lee Photography
(from left) Palm Springs Cultural Center Executive Director Michael C. Green, Michael Childers, and PSCC Board Chair Rick Hobbs-Seeley at the opening of the Michael Childers MIDNIGHT COWBOY photo exhibition. – David Lee Photography
Former Variety Editor Peter Bart and Michael Childers discuss aspects of the film MIDNIGHT COWBOY with near capacity crowds inside the Historic Camelot Theatre. – David Lee Photography