BloomScreen and the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup Group present...
Film: The Middle of the World (O Caminho das Nuvens)
When: February 11,[masked]:00 PM
Donation: $10 - proceeds support both the Washington DC Portuguese Language Meetup and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.
The Middle of the World (O Caminho das Nuvens) (2003, 85 min), by Vincente Amorim – is an unforgettable road movie on bicycles. Based on a true story, it tells of an unemployed man and his family who travel 2,000 miles to Rio, by bicycle, to find a job. (English subtitles).
The story is freely adapted from the true story of an unemployed truck driver who, with his wife and five children, pedals from Paraíba, in the poverty-stricken Northeast of Brazil, all the way to Rio de Janeiro looking for a job. Romão (the father) feels destined to earn 1000 reais (about 300 US$) a month – a vast sum for Brazilian standards. On four bikes, the family goes through five states, knows solidarity and indifference, aggressiveness and cordiality. The Middle of the World shows the quest for the dream of a decent life – a story of dreams and hope.
The Venue: http://www.bloombars.com
Facebook RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/middle-world-rsvp
PARKING: Street parking on 11th Street and on adjacent streets. (Be careful not to park @ Residential-Only spots). Consider arriving early and taking advantage of two nearby parking garages: *14th St near Target and BestBuy, and *Park Rd next to Giant Foods. Also, there's the Columbia Heights METRO Station on 14th Street.
PLEASE NOTE - BloomBars is a community-arts space not a restaurant or bar, so other than popcorn, no food is served. It does not have its own parking lot, so we encourage you to arrive on time and take advantage of the 2 nearby garages or the Metro station, as described above. Thank you!