Sa 12/10: BloomScreen & Levantamos present: Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil

Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars and Levantamos: The Center for Afro-Brazilian–American Cooperation for a film and director Q&A on a startling film from Brazil…

Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil (Menino 23: Infâncias Perdidas no Brasil)(2016, 80 min), by Belisario Franca – Bricks, with the Nazi swastika, found in rural Brazil reveal the horrible true story of orphaned black children who were enslaved in Brazil during the 1930’s – victims of a criminal project of eugenics. (In Portuguese with English subtitles). Continue reading Sa 12/10: BloomScreen & Levantamos present: Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil

Tu 12/13: BloomScreen & WPLM present: Romeo and Juliet Get Married

Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm
BloomScreen and the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup Group present a Brazilian romantic comedy about love, marriage and soccer!

Romeo and Juliet Get Married (O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta)(2005, 90 min), by Bruno Barreto – is a super funny Brazilian romantic comedy which presents a Romeo-and-Juliet kind of love affair, with impossible love between two young people, who are from two rival families. The difference here is what sets the two lovers apart: their favorite Sao Paulo soccer teams! (In Portuguese with English subtitles). Continue reading Tu 12/13: BloomScreen & WPLM present: Romeo and Juliet Get Married

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.

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