Tu 03/21: BloomScreen presents: The Sugar Curtain

Tuesday, March 21th at 7:00 pm
In honor of Women’s History Month, BloomBars presents, “The Sugar Curtain,” where filmmaker Camila Guzmán Urzúa returns to Cuba and presents a thoughtful, autobiographical reflection on her idyllic childhood on the communist island during the mid-1970s and 1980s…

The Sugar Curtain (El telón de azúcar) (2007, 80 min) by Camila Guzmán Urzúa – is a documentary reflecting on the Cuban Revolution through the eyes of those born and raised within it. The filmmaker provides an intimate portrait of her childhood growing up in Cuba in the mid-’70s, during the best of economic times, or “golden years” of the Revolution. The film then explores what happened later, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Cuba was left without allies, money or oil and the ideals of this generation were dismantled under the paralysis of the system. (In Spanish with English subtitles).

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support 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.

Directions: The location is 7 minutes walking distance from the Columbia Heights METRO Station, and a couple of local parking garages – Target and Giant.