The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood will premiere “Gen QueerZ”, its fourth documentary film short in its award-winning “Open Dialogues” series, on Oct. 11 at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St.
Coinciding with National Coming Out Day, the evening begins with a red-carpet reception at 6 p.m. followed by a screening of the film and a discussion with cast members and the film’s director, Freddy Rodriguez, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission.
“Gen QueerZ” gives voice to LGBTQ youth who declare, “Queer is here. Queer is everywhere,” and that being out in public and home spaces is a form of activism that demarginalizes all queer people. Produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood in association with Safe Schools South Florida, the title “Gen QueerZ” refers to LGBTQ youth who are part of Generation Z, which includes people born since 1997.
“Gen QueerZ” captures the LGBTQ narratives and performances of eight South Florida college/university students. Their stories reflect a diversity of gender identities, cultural backgrounds, and academic studies while exploring allyship, threats, and the family dynamics of being “out” at home.