The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) and its partner organizations are excited to present a screening of the award-winning documentary film, Purple Dreams. After an outstanding run on the international film festival circuit, we will bring this inspiring movie to the Bridgeport community. Join us at The Bijou Theater on Saturday, October 20 at noon for light refreshments followed by the screening of the 72-minute film. Immediately after the screening, there will be a Q&A with a panel that includes the filmmaker, one of the stars of the documentary, arts educators and others to discuss the transformational power of the arts. This event is free of charge, but advance registration is required.
PLEASE NOTE: SpreadMusicNow HAS OFFERED TO MATCH DONATIONS MADE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT — UP TO $5,000 FOR EACH OF THE PARTICIPATING PARTNERS. We do hope you consider a donation or pledge to CAFC and/or one of the partners on the day of the event.
Purple Dreams reveals an extraordinary Arts in Education success story. It shadows six high school students on an emotionally powerful three-year journey as they undertake production of “The Color Purple”.
This powerful, true story proves that with access to the arts and academic mentors, our at-risk youth have the potential to break the cycle of poverty in a single generation. The students juggle difficult home lives, personal rivalries, and disappointments as they further their education and help create a musical production that propels them into a world of opportunity they never expected.
View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/greyhawk/review/206619346/d71b47c738
Many of us were inspired and nurtured by our arts experiences and arts education, and the skills, discipline, and creativity we employ every day are a result of that influence. At CAFC, our mission is to advocate for the arts and bring awareness to the public, to businesses, and to our elected officials that the arts are an integral and necessary part of our communities.
With the help and the generous support of people like you, we can ensure that access to the arts remains a priority in Fairfield County.
We’re proud to partner with:
Arts Empowers — ConnectUs — Intempo — Neighborhood Studios — Regional Center for the Arts — Turnaround Arts: Bridgeport — Westport Arts Center]]>