|8:30PM||Live Music by Aviva Jaye|
|10:30PM||Q&A with filmmaker Jason Zeldes and subject Donté Clark|
|11:30PM||After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka|
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In a downtrodden region of northern California, the youth of a city mount an urban adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo is Bleeding (Jason Zeldes | USA | 93 min.)
Like a modern day Verona, Richmond, CA stands divided between two warring factions. Instead of Capulets and Montagues, the feud exists between North and Central Richmond. Amongst the tension stands a young poet named Donté Clark . Armed with passion and intellect he survives the madness of the cities’ violence and revenge (all over dispute few can remember) with words. Inspired by Shakespeare and encouraged by his mentor and counterparts at RAW (Richmond Artists With) Talent, Donté adapts Romeo and Juliet for the modern day strife around him. Using hip-hop metaphors, Donté and his collaborators dismantle the prevailing turmoil with the art of spoken word. Even if only performed once for the community, the artistry and action of RAW Talent and Donté in the film will inspire long after the curtain has fallen. –M.N.
Aviva Jaye is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer who loves connecting with people at the intersection of heart, brain and art. A trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist raised on old movie-musicals, Motown and pop, she is dedicated to empathy and diversity through music. From the studio to the stage, Aviva takes a homespun approach to her own compassionate expression, wielding voice, guitar, piano, ukulele & harp to share raw material with simple, haunting motifs & transparent lyrics. Fans of a delicate artist who draws from the simplicity of folk, depth of soul and clarity of pop will be pleased.