Cinema Diverse Offers Record Number of Feature Films in Palm Springs

Individual tickets for Cinema Diverse go on sale Aug. 31 as the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers the largest selection of feature films in its seven years.

Cinema Diverse, set to run Sept. 18-21 at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, will screen 28 feature films and 30 shorts. The latter number matches last year’s shorts total.

Opening night will feature Saugatuck Cures, a comedy produced and directed by Cinema Diverse alum Matthew Ladensack, who screened his short film, The Apple Tree, in 2012.

“We are excited to make our World Premiere at Cinema Diverse,” Ladenback says. “We plan to bring as many members of our team as we can to the opening.”

Saugatuck Cures touches on a number of today’s most compelling issues, including conversion therapy, religious freedom and gay marriage. The cast includes Max Alder (Glee, Switched at Birth), Danny Mooney (Ides of March, Whip It) and Palm Springs actress Judith Chapman (The Young & the Restless).

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