Our film, The Day It Snowed In Miami, will be screened 7 p.m. Thusday, June 5 by SAVE and Stonewall National Museum & Archives at the Gateway Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. Afterward, join us for a panel discussion.
Here are the details:
Miami Herald Media Company, in association with WPBT2 and filmmaker Joe Cardona, presents "The Day It Snowed In Miami", an 86-minute documentary film chronicling South Florida's role in the LGBT-rights movement. It examines the 1977 tug-of-war over a human rights Miami-Dade ordinance that set the stage for a polemic debate between pro-gay activists and opponents led by entertainer/activist Anita Bryant.
SAVE and Stonewall National Museum & Archives have partnered to present the film as a fundraiser for their organizations at the Classic Gateway Theatre. The historic documentary will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Fred Fejes, LGBT scholar and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Panelists will include filmmaker Joe Cardona, Miami Herald LGBT Issues reporter Steve Rothaus, subjects from the documentary and community activists.
As a companion to the film, Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents an exhibit titled "Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryant's Anti-Gay Crusade", including items from the Stonewall Archives that chronicle the struggle for LGBT civil rights in Florida, alongside historic materials from the foundation and work of the organization SAVE Dade. The exhibit runs at Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors Gallery from June 30 until July 31, 2014 at 2157 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, Florida.
Advance tickets are $25 for the film; $75 for the film and a VIP reception at Chill Wine Bar, 1828 E. Sunrise Blvd., next to the Gateway. Click here to purchase tickets.