Monday, November 2

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive

Romeo Is Bleeding


The DocYard presents ROMEO IS BLEEDING

Special Guests and Q+A to Follow!

Details: 2015, USA, 93 min
Director: Jason Zeldes
Producer: Michael Klein

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival and a Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

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?

ROMEO IS BLEEDING is structured around one year in the RAW talent classroom. As Montague vs. Capulet transforms into North vs. Central, the students of RAW talent delve deeper into the socio-economic issues that drive the violence in their city.

The film is set in Richmond, CA, but it captures the complexities of systematic injustices which play out in inner cities across the country. As the nation wrestles with proper policing methods and curbing the gun violence epidemic, Donté reminds us that a major piece of the puzzle in the arts, and creating safe spaces for healthy expression in every community.

ROMEO IS BLEEDING: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter

“Jason Zeldes, an editor on Twenty Feet from Stardom, makes a accomplished debut as director here, delivering a film whose polished aesthetic matches its social import and potent emotions.” – Hollywood Reporter


The DocYard presents THE REAGAN SHORTS

The Reagan Shorts

Prior to this feature screening, the DocYard will theatrically present a selection from THE REAGAN SHORTS, an ever-growing collection of short films about small but revealingly awkward moments from President Reagan’s years in office (ceremonies, presentations, and interviews that wander off-script).

Tonight’s featured short film is RONALD REAGAN PARDONS A TURKEY (2 min, 2014).

Director – Pacho Velez
Producer – Sierra Pettengill
Editor – Daniel Garber

About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

Buy Tickets – The DocYard:

Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • Monday 11/2 at 7:00 PM

Tickets $11 General Public, $9 Members & Students; Brattle passes not accepted.