Join The Filmmakers' Gallery, as we celebrate the upcoming 2019 Cinema Diverse Film Festival with this special "Double Feature" event!
On Friday, September 13, our evening will begin with a reception from 5-6pm upstairs in the lounge in the Camelot Theaters inside the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
Then, at 6pm, we will screen the award-winning film WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL with special guest, writer, producer and star Jeffrey A. Johns! Two entertainers are mismatched in a casting office from two very different online contests. Tony (Adam Huss), a stripper from New York, is cast in an Off-Broadway musical and needs to trade in his tear-away trunks for tap shoes and tights. Anthony (Jeffrey A. Johns), a naive musical theatre enthusiast from Montana, needs to decide if he can strip all the way down just to stay in town. Hilarity ensues as they realize that in order to "make it" they're going to have to learn some new tricks! Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones, EMMY Award-winner Sally Struthers, and TV legend Lee Meriwether round out this heartwarming homage to Broadway with some delightful cameos!
A Conversation with: Jeffrey A. Johns will follow the screening.
At 8:30pm, we will screen the award-winning sexy romantic drama BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING, Starring Brian Sheppard, Zack Ryan and Colman Domingo; and written and produced by Joseph Graham. Edgy, absorbing and carnal, Beautiful Something follows four gay men spanning different generations as they navigate one sublime night in Philadelphia filled with hot hook-ups, lingering resentment and falling in love.
5:00-6:00 pm - Reception in the lounge with lite-bites and No Host Bar.
6:00-8:00 pm - Screening of WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL.
8:00-8:30 pm - A Conversation With: Jeffrey A. Johns.
8:30-10:15 pm - Screening of BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING.
TICKETS: are just 22.00 for BOTH films!