Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm
Heaven’s Mirror: A Portuguese Voyage (2011, 76 min), is Joshua Dylan Mellars’ award-winning film about Fado music and the nostalgia of immigrants.
HEAVEN’S MIRROR goes deep into the spell of fado, the hauntingly beautiful Portuguese folk music, and its salient emotion–longing or “saudade.” In telling fado’s story, HEAVEN’S MIRROR travels from the Portuguese immigrant enclaves of California to New England’s former whaling ports, then to Lisbon’s candle-lit fado houses and Indian Goa’s steamy, pastel bungalows.
HEAVEN’S MIRROR features the world’s finest “fadistas”: Ana Moura, Mafalda Arnauth, Camané, Katia Guerreiro, Carminho, Joana Amendoeira, Carlos do Carmo, Celeste Rodrigues, Tereza Tarouca, Jorge Fernando, Carlos Gonçalves and Helder Moutinho. (English subtitles).
Bloombars, in association with the Instituto Camoes and The Embassy of Portugal, is proud to present monthly Portuguese language film screenings.
Our film will be followed by Q&A with director Joshua Dylan Mellars, live via Skype. We will also be joined by Iane Campos-Siddique, organizer of the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup and a university Adjunct Lecturer in Portuguese.
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
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