SUMMER COMES to the desert at the 10th edition of Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival, with two screenings September 22 and 29.

“Cinema Diverse has screened every one of our feature films, so we’re thrilled to return,” writer-producer Carlos Pedraza said. Blue Seraph Productions’ Judas Kiss screened there in 2011, and The Dark Place in 2014.

The festival, presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, runs from September 21-24, with encore showings of its best films the following weekend, September 29-30.

‘Summer’ in the Desert

Date: September 22 (Friday), 5:15 p.m.
September 29 (Friday), 5 p.m.
Venues: Sept. 22: Camelot Theaters, 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Sept. 29: Mary Pickford Theater, 36850 Pickfair St, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Ticket information: On sale now

EXCITED “We are excited about the number of award-winning LGBTQ films that have come out this year,” said Michael C. Green, Cinema Diverse Festival Director and Executive Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “These films are not just attracting the notice of festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and SXSW, they are also winning awards at those festivals. It’s exciting to see the genre continue to grow, and gain traction among mainstream audiences.”

The Cultural Center offers Cinema Diverse as one of several niche film festivals. The nonprofit organization was established by local philanthropists Ric and Rozene Supple with a specific focus in film, fine art, live performance and community festivals.

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