Thursday, June 21, 2012

PAST: FILM + ART: BloomScreen presents "Broken Hearts & Butterflies" Film + Art Exhibit FRI, June 21st from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation

Friday, June 21st
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, donations benefit both Bloombars and the filmmaker
Free popcorn and refreshments provided

Broken Hearts & Butterflies (2012, 63 min), by Kimberley R. Williams – After 25 years of separation, filmmaker Kimberley Williams reunites with her foster sister Hali as they explore the five years they happily lived together on a farm with Kimberley's family and what happened after everything fell apart. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the filmmaker, Kimberley R. Williams.

More about the film: Broken Hearts & Butterflies - Born out of wedlock in the early 1960s to a mother and father who met on a peace march, concert photographer and artist Hali McGrath had to face parental abandonment at the age of 14. After time spent on the commune Tolstoy Farm in rural Washington state, Hali eventually found safe haven with the Williams family. By helping to take care of their three children, Hali experienced unconditional love for the first time from the youngest child, Kimberley Rose. Broken Hearts & Butterflies is a poignant story that documents how decades later Hali, Kimberley, and the other members of the Williams family reunite to revisit their common past and explore the depth of impact each have had on the others' lives.

This film screening also marks the beginning of an art exhibit at BloomBars featuring the artwork of Ingeborg H. O’Bourne, the filmmaker’s mother. The art exhibition, titled “Only in my Dreams,” will include 13 framed paintings, mainly oils or acrylic on canvas. O’Bourne is a writer, painter and dream analyst, who emigrated from Austria. Her artwork has been described as whimsical and dream-like, and it is based on her interpretations of dreams and her desire to “convey the beauty of life and earth through art.” The exhibit will run from Friday, June 21st, through the first week of July.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.

3222 11th St NW
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th St on block to Kenyon, make a right on Kenyon, left on 11th

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