Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for the heroic tale of one man’s fight for fair prices for Ethiopian coffee growers…
Black Gold (2006, 78 min), by Marc Francis and Nick Francis – Fifteen million Ethiopians make a living related to coffee, which accounts for 67 percent of the country’s foreign exports. Yet as profits soar for coffee sales, the farmers producing the beans continue to receive minimal payments, anywhere from 12 to 25 cents for every kilo picked. Continue reading Tu 07/18: BloomScreen presents: Black Gold
Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars and the Africa World Now Project as we present a film by the great Ousmane Sembene…
Faat Kiné (2001, 120 min), by Ousmane Sembene – Kiné (pronounced KEE-neh) is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands and an assortment of friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station in Dakar, but her success has been hard-earned in a male dominated society. Continue reading Tu 07/25: BloomScreen & AWNP present: Faat Kiné
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.