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City of God: 10 Years Later - film and director Q&A

It's finally here!  This fantastic film we've been trying to show for months!  BloomScreen & DC Portuguese Meetup present: City of God: 10 Yrs Later

What: City of God: 10 Years Later
When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014  7:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

City of God: 10 Years Later (Cidade de Deus: 10 anos depois) (2013, 75 min), by Cavi Borges & Luciano Vidigal – This new documentary speaks with some of the cast from the blockbuster film City of God, and finds outcomes that are both uplifting and bitter. (Portuguese with English subtitles).

Our screening will be followed by Q&A discussion with director and producer, Cavi Borges, live via Skype from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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This documentary asks the question: “Can a work of art change someone’s life?” In part, the answer appears to be no. For many of the favela kids cast in the film, like much of Brazil’s poor, life has changed little. “They said either you take 10,000 reais [$4,500], or you can have a percentage of the movie’s box office revenue,” Alexandre Rodrigues, who played Rocket in the original film, says in the documentary. “And what did I choose? I chose the 10,000 reais. Man, what a call! If I could go back in time, 10 years ago, I’d say, ‘What I want is the box office, man!’ Now I’d be like, ‘wow!’”

Such resentment is a driving tension in the film.

The Venue:
PARKING INFORMATION - Street parking on 11th St and on adjacent streets – avoid Residential-Only spots. Two (2) parking garages are a short walk away (*14th St near Target, and *Park Rd at Giant Food) and there’s the Columbia Heights METRO Station. We encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the METRO or the parking garages. Thank you!

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  • Khalil s.

    Here are a few resources if folks are interested in following Afro-Brazilian politics and racial analysis.

    2 · June 11, 2014

  • Raheem D.

    I enjoyed the film. Was really sad to see the situation most of them are in right now. Worst was that some of them were offered a percentage of proceeds and took the cash.

    You cant help but feel they got exploited.

    1 · June 11, 2014

    • Dunori V. P.

      Agreed. I watched the City of Men series recently to see how it compared to City of God and I would say it is very good also. In addition to that after last night I'm now wondering if the series was made because of the popularity of City of God and perhaps, hopefully to give some of the actors, especially those who were in both films a more fair deal.

      June 11, 2014

  • Abruvanamedsly

    Man this documentary was real...selling peanuts on the bus...that made me sad...won't be able to look at City of God the same again

    2 · June 11, 2014

  • J

    Sooooo sorry I missed this!

    June 10, 2014

  • denise

    Enjoyed it!

    June 10, 2014

  • T.R. G.

    Here, up front. Looking forward to this film!

    June 10, 2014

  • Tomii B.

    I'm so sorry I will miss this event tonight.

    June 10, 2014

  • Kee

    Work is keeping me from seeing the film. (sad)

    June 10, 2014

  • Dunori V. P.

    Wearing yellow tshirt and blue jeans. Also the 'fro might be out so apologies in advance to anyone sitting directly behind me.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Jonathan B.

    Please be advised. We are expecting a packed house, so we recommended that you arrive early. (Perhaps by 6:15 PM). Seating will be first come, first-served.

    We are accepting donations at the door. The suggested donation is $10, and we will accept cash or credit cards.

    Due to heavy demand, we are looking to add a second screening for Friday, June 13th, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. THIS HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED -- but, we will update the website and send announcements once we have confirmation.

    2 · June 10, 2014

  • Dunori V. P.

    Looks like it might be a good idea to try to arrive early.

    June 9, 2014

  • Abruvanamedsly

    Yes!!! Been waiting to see this for a while

    1 · May 23, 2014

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