eUpdate - April 23, 2015  

Terrific Movie Screenings in El Cerrito
Romeo is Bleeding - Richmond youth poet's urban Shakespeare  
The Beautiful Country - Vietnam immigrant seeks father in US   
Coming soon in West County are two local screenings of thought-provoking and entertaining films. I hope you'll join me at one or both.

Romeo is Bleeding,
a production of RAW talent, a performing arts program at the RYSE youth center in Richmond, is a documentary about local poet Donte Clark's inspirational urban adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, written and performed with young people.
* Romeo is Bleeding, World Premiere, SF International Film Festival

7:30 pm, Wednesday, April 29,
El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito.

For more and tickets click here. 

The Beautiful Country
is a moving feature film about a young Vietnamese man's journey to find his mother in Saigon, and his father in the United States, a GI in the Vietnam War.

* The Beautiful Country

7:15 pm, Thursday, May 7,
Rialto Cinema, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito,
FREE. First-come, first-served.


This is one in a series of events 

sponsored by the Contra  

Costa Library examining   

the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.  


Check the Library's Big Read event website for more. 


Hope to see you there,
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone