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Purple Dreams Film Screening and Q&A @ Capitol Arts Center

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Join us at the Capitol Arts Center on Tuesday, March 20 for a screening of the independent film Purple Dreams. The film’s producer Robin Grey will be in attendance to discuss the film. All Southern Circuit film screenings and free and open to the public, no ticket required.

Parking:
The Capitol Arts Center is located at 416 East Main Street on the north side of fountain square park. Complimentary Parking is provided by John and Carolyn Ridley during evening events at the Capitol Arts Center. The parking lot is located behind The Pushin Building and the Capitol Arts Center building and can be accessed off of College Street. There are 59 spaces provided and limited to a first come basis.

About the film:
Purple Dreams is an extraordinary arts education story following high school students on a three-year journey of transformation. Struggling with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, gang-related violence, and single-parent households, these students broaden their world through a triumphant musical production that ultimately propels them into a world of opportunity previously beyond their reach.

This screening of Purple Dreams is part of the 2017-2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. We are pleased to be one of 21 Southern communities screening Southern Circuit films this season. The Warren County Public Library is one of several community screening partners, including SKyPAC, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, Gallery 916, 440 Main, White Squirrel Brewery, and Susan and Chuck Webb.

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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DEEJ Film Screening and Q&A @ Capitol Arts Center

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Join us at the Capitol Arts Center on Tuesday, February 20 for a screening of the independent film DEEJ. The film’s director and producer Robert Rooy will be in attendance to discuss the film. All Southern Circuit film screenings and free and open to the public, no ticket required.

Parking:
The Capitol Arts Center is located at 416 East Main Street on the north side of fountain square park. Complimentary Parking is provided by John and Carolyn Ridley during evening events at the Capitol Arts Center. The parking lot is located behind The Pushin Building and the Capitol Arts Center building and can be accessed off of College Street. There are 59 spaces provided and limited to a first come basis.

About the film:
Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving adoptive family, but also a uniquely powerful voice through his text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, Deej confronts the terrors of his past, obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes-arresting beauty of his own senses. Deej embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.

This screening of DEEJ is part of the 2017-2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. We are pleased to be one of 21 Southern communities screening Southern Circuit films this season. The Warren County Public Library is one of several community screening partners, including SKyPAC, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, Gallery 916, 440 Main, White Squirrel Brewery, and Susan and Chuck Webb.

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Romeo is Bleeding Film Screening and Q&A @ Capitol Arts Center

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Join us at the Capitol Arts Center on Tuesday, November 7 for a screening of the independent film Romeo is Bleeding. The film’s subject Donté Clark will be in attendance to discuss the film. All Southern Circuit film screenings and free and open to the public, no ticket required.

Parking:
The Capitol Arts Center is located at 416 East Main Street on the north side of fountain square park. Complimentary Parking is provided by John and Carolyn Ridley during evening events at the Capitol Arts Center. The parking lot is located behind The Pushin Building and the Capitol Arts Center building and can be accessed off of College Street. There are 59 spaces provided and limited to a first come basis.

About the film:
Donté Clark is a young poet who transcends the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, California, a city haunted by a fatal turf war, Donté and the like-minded youth of his city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ With the hope of starting a dialogue about violence, will Richmond crush Donté’s idealism? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?

This screening of Romeo is Bleeding is part of the 2017-2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. We are pleased to be one of 21 Southern communities screening Southern Circuit films this season. The Warren County Public Library is one of several community screening partners, including SKyPAC, the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, WKU Cultural Enhancement Series, Gallery 916, 440 Main, White Squirrel Brewery, and Susan and Chuck Webb.

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about Southern Circuit and South Arts please visit www.southarts.org.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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