AGING SMART: “GEN SILENT”
Free screenings of “GEN SILENT,” the critically acclaimed documentary, from filmmaker Stu Maddux, will be held at various locations on Monday, August 6, Thursday, August 9, and Friday, August 10. “GEN SILENT” addresses the question, Do LGBT seniors need to go back in the closet? For many LGBT elders, the wrenching decision to enter a nursing home is just one of the problems they are facing. Presented by Creative Arts Enterprises, in association with Treece Financial Group, Inc. Free and open to the public, free parking. The screening will be followed by a panel of experts addressing issues discussed in the film.
Dates and times: Monday, August 6 at 7 p.m., Temple Israel (137 NE 19 St., Miami). Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m., The Pride Center at Equality Park (2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors). Friday, August 10 at 2 p.m., at Art Serve (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale).
For more information, contact Ellen Wedner at wednerfriends@ hotmail.com, or Michael Vita at email@example.com.
GATEWAY THEATRE CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
Enjoy the classics of cinema the way they were meant to be seen: In a theatre! From Friday, August 31 through Thursday, September 7, at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway Theatre (1820 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale—which opened in 1951, and hosted the 1960 world premiere of “Where the Boys Are,” a film that helped put Fort Lauderdale on the cultural map for generations). The festival will also include screenings of classic newsreels.
The scheduled films include:
“ANNIE HALL” Woody Allen at his best. Co-starring Diane Keaton.
“CASABLANCA” It doesn’t get better than this. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
“CHINATOWN” One of the greatest screenplays of all time. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.
“CITIZEN KANE” One of the five greatest movies ever. Directed by and starring Orson Welles.
NATHAN SAWAYA: THE ART OF THE BRICK
Through August 19 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison Street). The works of internationally renowned LEGO artist, Nathan Sawaya, returns to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. In the 2012 exhibition of “The Art of The Brick,” New York-based Sawaya presents a variety of both large- and smallscale works. For Sawaya’s show, the Center is bringing back the popular LEGO interactive room, where children of all ages can create their own masterpieces.
Also in conjunction with the “The Art of The Brick,” the Center is presenting again the Florida BRICK Creation Challenge. Florida residents ages 6 and older can use their own LEGO pieces to create and compete in this exciting, statewide contest and exhibition. Pieces will be displayed in the Center’s gallery and each participating group of entrants will be awarded prizes according to the contest’s categories. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults; $6 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17; free to Center members and children under 4.
The 20th Annual Womenfest will be held in Key West from September 4 through 9. Parties, dancing, film festival and outings for women.
For more information: womenfest.com