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.
Facebook RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/citygod10-rsvp
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: http://www.bloombars.com
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!