Wednesday, October 26, 2011
PAST: FILM: BloomScreen presents "Older Than America" TUES, April 17th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, Free, donations encouraged
BloomScreen presents: Older Than America
Tuesday, April 17th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, Free, donations encouraged
Popcorn and refreshments provided
view film trailer
Older Than America (2008, 102 min), written and directed by Georgina Lightning, and starring Bradley Cooper. From the invite, about the film: "A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, “Older Than America” delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.... Many people do not know about this dark chapter in American history, much less about how much of contemporary Native identity has been shaped by it. For the uninitiated, this film provides a powerful first introduction."
After the screening, there will be a Q&A (via Skype) with Georgina Lightning, who wrote, directed and starred in the film. We will also be joined by Melissa Bisagni, Media Initiatives Program Manager with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world. If you are interested in helping out in any way, they are also looking for volunteers to help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting BloomScreen.
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