PAST EVENT: Tu 1/14: BloomScreen presents: Only When I Dance – film and director Q&A

Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 pm

Only When I Dance (Vida Ballet) (2009, 78 min), by Beadie Finzi – tells the inspirational story of two young kids who try to dance their way out of the favelas of Rio. (Portuguese with English subtitles).

This feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers.  This inspiring story takes us from Rio de Janeiro, to exhilarating ballet competitions in New York and Switzerland.  It’s a film about their determination to dance, and the price one must pay for talent, ambition and success.

Filmmaker and producer, Beadie Finzi will join our post-film discussion, live from London, England, UK, via Skype video.

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*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds will go to support both the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

Bloombars, in association with the Camões Institute, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Georgetown University, the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup and the Embassies of Cape Verde, Brazil and Portugal, is proud to present our monthly series which highlights Portuguese language film and Lusophone culture.

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

Volunteers wanted! Have a suggestion for a film? Know a local filmmaker who wants to screen their work? Want to lend a hand? Email with your ideas.