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11 - Oct
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Where:ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,, Broward County, Florida, United States, 33304
To commemorate the 33rd Annual National Coming Out Day on Monday, October 11, ArtServe will host a film screening and discussion panel for the award-winning documentary, “Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community,” produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. Open Dialogues is presented by ArtServe in partnership with Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, ArtsUnited, Stonewall National Museum & Archives and World AIDS Museum and Education Center. \ \ The doors open at 6 p.m. with the public screening of the film at 6:30 p.m. and an interactive panel discussion at 7 p.m. Admission is free. To register for the event, visit or click here. ArtServe is located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.\ \ “This is a film that will touch something deep in your soul. It’s poignant and very real,” said ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes, who will moderate the panel. “Amid each individual’s thoughts expressed in the documentary, I think you’ll find what’s most impactful is often what is not said.”\ \ Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community was produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood and directed by award-winning Miami-based filmmaker, Freddy Rodriguez. Community leaders interviewed in the film, Julie Marie Wade, Dan Bassett, Christine Walters, Omar Morales, Gary Keating, Franchesca D’Amore and Michael Goodman, reveal in intimate detail how the LGBTQ community is often marginalized within families, schools, churches and public spaces and how they learned to empower themselves in these spaces. Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community was an official selection in OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival and 35th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Broward Documentary.\ \ The discussion panel will feature Nicole Stodard, producing artistic director/chair of Thinking Cap Theatre and an
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