Tu 08/15: BloomScreen presents: The Architect and the Old City

The Architect and the Old City

Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for an interesting film from Cape Verde…

The Architect and the Old City (O Arquitecto e a Cidade Velha) (2004, 72 min), by Catarina Alves Costa – is a fascinating documentary on Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and his team’s attempt to restore the monuments and architectural heritage of Cidade Velha (Old Village) in Santiago, one of the African islands of Cape Verde. Continue reading “Tu 08/15: BloomScreen presents: The Architect and the Old City”

Tu 08/08: BloomScreen presents: Favela Rising

Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 pm
Join BloomBars for the remarkable story of one man’s vision to use Afro-Reggae music to counteract drugs and violence in his Rio neighborhood…

Favela Rising (2005, 80 min), Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary’s film tells the story of Anderson Sá, a former drug dealer turned community organizer, who emerged from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-Reggae and help stop the violence and drug trafficking in his community. (In Portuguese with English subtitles).
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Vote BloomBars: Best Arts & Culture Nonprofit 2017

Hey fam, we need your help. The last FIVE years – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 – we’ve been honored to be voted the Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit in Washington City Paper’s “Best of DC” poll. And that’s only been made possible thanks to your votes and support.

Let’s do it again! I know we said we’d sit this one out, but so many of you expressed a desire to go for it again.

And truth be told, this is the best supplement to our nonexistent advertising and marketing budget.

So, do us a huge solid and take 10 seconds to cast your vote for BloomBars for Best Arts & Culture Nonprofit.