This is just a friendly Indie Street reminder to let you know that TONIGHT is the THEATRICAL PREMIERE of Jason Zeldes jaw-droppingly inspirational documentary ROMEO IS BLEEDING! Zeldes film was appropriately named the inaugural documentary feature jury winner at last year’s Indie Street Film Festival and our team CANNOT wait for the world (or at least New York City for now!) to see this touching, motivational story on the big screen.
From Executive Producer Russell Simmons and Director Jason Zeldes, comes an award-winning documentary following Donté Clark, a young poet transcending the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, CA, a city haunted by a fatal turf war, Donté and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the hope of starting a dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond crush Donté’s idealism? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?
The screening tonight at IFC Center (starting at 7:15pm) will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and subject of the film, Donté Clark. Can’t make it tonight? No problem! The film runs today through July 25th at IFC. For more info and tickets, click here. And if you plan on stopping by (you'd be crazy not to), say hi to the ISFF team that will be in attendance, repping and promoting next week’s second edition of the fest!