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The Center Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month and Juneteenth


Open Dialogues film screenings scheduled for LGBTQ Pride Month and Juneteenth


The month of June will see the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s award-winning Open Dialogues documentary film series screened in a variety of broadcast and public settings in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month and Juneteenth.

With grant funds from the Community Foundation of Broward, the Center has produced three Open Dialogues films that were directed, shot, and edited by Miami filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez. During June, the films Queer Allies, Stories From the LGBTQ Community, and Black Voices | Black Stories, will be shown on a select basis on broadcast television, in public libraries, and at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.


Queer Allies and Stories From the LGBTQ Community on BECON-TV

The Broward-based educational and public-interest channel BECON-TV will screen Queer Allies and Stories From the LGBTQ Community 10 times each in June for a total of 20 unique screenings. BECON is available in nearly 2.5 million homes, from Miami to Fort Pierce for subscribers to ATT U-verse, DirecTV, and Dish Network on WEBC-Channel 63; Xfinity subscribers can watch on Channel 19 or 488 (HD). The full schedule of dates/times for the LGBTQ-themed films are listed below.


Open Dialogues on BECON-TV

ATT U-verse, DirecTV, and Dish Network: Ch. 63

Xfinity: Ch. 19 or 488 (HD


June 1, 10:30 p.m., Queer Allies

June 2, 9:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 3, 11 p.m., Queer Allies

June 3, 11:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 5, 9 p.m., Queer Allies

June 7, 11 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 9, 9:30 p.m., Queer Allies

June 12, 8:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 14, 8 p.m., Queer Allies

June 15, 10:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 16, 8:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 17, 12 a.m., Queer Allies

June 19, 9 p.m., Queer Allies

June 21, 8 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 22, 6:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 25, 10:30 p.m., Queer Allies

June 26, 8:30 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community

June 28, 8 p.m., Queer Allies

June 29, 10:30 p.m., Queer Allies

June 30, 9 p.m., Stories From the LGBTQ Community



Stories From the LGBTQ Community at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

The free exhibition “Take PRIDE! A Retrospective of LGBTQ Life in South Florida” being presented by History Fort Lauderdale will screen Stories From the LGBTQ Community daily in June. Located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, the multimedia exhibit will include more than 100 historical photographs, plus videos and costumes chronicling the growth, awareness, and struggle of our LGBTQ community through the years.


The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is at 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd. Mall hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Take PRIDE! will open with a reception and preview during the official Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff event celebration from 6-8 p.m. on May 31. Tickets are $35. Stories From the LGBTQ Community will be shown on a continuous loop among event photos from Michael Murphy Photography and archival materials from the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, and Key West Art & Historical Society.


Black Voices | Black Stories screenings/discussions at two Broward libraries

Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories will be presented with post-screening discussions with cast members at two County libraries located in Hollywood as part of Juneteenth celebrations.


Saturday, June 10, 1-4 p.m. with a 1:30 screening at “All Together Now: A Celebration of Liberty, Unity and Community” at the South Regional Library located on the South campus of Broward College, 7300 Pines Blvd., Building 81, Pembroke Pines. Sahsha Andrade, Library Specialist Supervisor, will moderate the discussion with participants from the film.
Sunday, June 25, 2:30 p.m., with Friends of The Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood. Hannah Hostyk will moderate the discussion.

Open Dialogues films can also be viewed by request in the upstairs Community Gallery at the Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.




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