Tu 08/15: BloomScreen presents: The Architect and the Old City

The Architect and the Old City

Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for an interesting film from Cape Verde…

The Architect and the Old City (O Arquitecto e a Cidade Velha) (2004, 72 min), by Catarina Alves Costa – is a fascinating documentary on Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and his team’s attempt to restore the monuments and architectural heritage of Cidade Velha (Old Village) in Santiago, one of the African islands of Cape Verde. Continue reading “Tu 08/15: BloomScreen presents: The Architect and the Old City”

Tu 08/08: BloomScreen presents: Favela Rising

Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for the remarkable story of one man’s vision to use Afro-Reggae music to counteract drugs and violence in his Rio neighborhood…

Favela Rising (2005, 80 min), Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary’s film tells the story of Anderson Sá, a former drug dealer turned community organizer, who emerged from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-Reggae and help stop the violence and drug trafficking in his community. (In Portuguese with English subtitles).
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Tu 3/8: BloomScreen presents: The DC Independent Film Festival

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Join BloomBars and the DC Independent Film Festival as we present three films in honor of March 8th, International Women’s Day…

Le Pain (2016, 43:22 min, USA, US Premiere), by Meryl Murman – A danced performance: Once upon a time in New Orleans, Jordon and Greg are stuck in an old church along with a loaf of bread and some chairs.

Another Love (2015, 19:27 min, UK), by Victor Perez – A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over.

The Last Line (2015, 6:35 min, USA), by Beverly Tan – Josie is a poet who goes back in time to the day she met Howard and tells him a story. No matter how much you love someone, is it always meant to be?

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A, with Meryl Murman, the director of Le Pain, and hosted by Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Executive Director of the DC Independent Film Festival.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the DC Independent Film Festival and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests.

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