This article was published on September 4th, 2017
Let’s go to the movies. Let’s go to the show! The Palm Springs LGBT film festival, Cinema Diverse, is back and celebrating 10 years of being one of the leading queer film festivals of the world. Featuring films from queer artists from around the globe, the festival with open with and showcase a documentary of legendary gay author Armistead Maupin of Tales of the City fame with Maupin, himself, attending.
Fresh off the news that Showtime is planning a reboot of the historic LGBT series Tales in the City, On September 21, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, the new documentary amount the authors life will be shown to kickoff the festival. Maupin will also be there for a Q&A, to sign copies of his new memoir, Logical Family: A Memoir, which won’t be available until October, and receive a lifetime achievement award. Meanwhile, films from all genres created by LGBT artists will be screened.
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,” said Michael C. Green, Director of Cinema Diverse and Executive Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “We are excited about the number of award-winning LGBTQ films that have come out this year.”
The festival is run by The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a local nonprofit created by local philanthropists Ric and Rozene Supple in 2007 in support of the cultural arts in the Palm Springs area with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, and community festivals. Opening on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Camelot Theatre and continuing through the following weekend where Best of Fest picks will be screened and celebrated at the Mary Pickford Theatres.
Get your tickets now for the Cinema Diverse Festival.