ABOUT THE EVENT
All Bay Area residents are invited to a special FREE screening in the NVUSD Auditorium of the 2015 NVFF Jury Award for Best Documentary Winner Romeo Is Bleeding. Following the screening, there will be a short performance by the film’s subject, Richmond’s own Poet Laureate Donté Clark, and Q&A with Producer Michael Klein.
MARCH 16, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:30 PM | GET DIRECTIONS | RSVP
ABOUT THE FILM
A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond force Donté to compromise his idealistic ambitions? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?
NOT RATED | 93 MIN | OFFICIAL WEBSITE
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jason Zeldes edited the 2013 Oscar winner, Twenty Feet From Stardom, earning him an ACE Award for Best Edited Documentary Feature, and leading to a collaboration with the Oceanic Preservation Society on Racing Extinction which premiered at Sundance 2015. Jason also worked as an assistant to filmmakers Kirby Dick and Patrick Creadon. Romeo is Bleeding is Jason’s directorial debut.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Michael Klein received a BA in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California. He has produced music videos for notable artists such as The Stone Temple Pilots and Ice Water. Michael has produced and directed commercials for clients such as AT&T and American Express. He has also worked in docu-reality television on the ABC series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” and most recently as a production coordinator for BBC America on the series “Richard Hammond’s Crash Course”.
*students must present valid ID upon entry