Virtual Screening of Open Dialogues at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
The documentary short film Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community will be screened virtually beginning Oct. 23 as an official selection of the 35th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. This 20-minute black-and-white film, which was produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood and directed by Freddy Rodriguez, is featured in the category “Shorts: Sunshine Celluloid.”
Ticket buyers will have 21 days to start watching Open Dialogues, and once you begin, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching. Tickets are $10.
Each short film in this year’s festival is being screened virtually and is eligible for an award in its respective category. Award winners will be selected by ticket buyers to the festival.
Through a series of candid testimonials, Open Dialogues reveals the diverse coming-out narratives of seven Broward County residents who share their insights about love and family, threats and safe havens, being intimate in public, and the role of religion in the LGBTQ experience. Directed, photographed and edited by Freddy Rodriguez, the film features poetry by Julie Marie Wade from her book When I Was Straight.
Open Dialogues is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Broward as part of Broward Pride.