NYC Shout-Out: The Quad Cinema (near Union Square) has scheduled 2 screenings of Sweet Dreams every day this week (11/1 thru 11/8). Screenings are at 2:40 every afternoon & at 7 PM every evening. Special events are also planned for each evening including filmmaker Q&A and appearances by the Blue Marble Ice Cream folks. Click HERE for complete details.

DrummersExhilarating doc about a group of Rwandan women who change their town by opening an ice cream shop, with help from a company in Brooklyn & a pan-African [mostly male] tech support team.

The genocide (now almost 20 years ago & seen in historical footage) has left horrendous scars, but these determined women–Hutus & Tutsis–are working towards a new future together. Kudos to filmmakers Lisa and Rob Fruchtman for their brilliant mix of laughter & tears!

Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. (JLH: 4/5) Not yet seen by Rich.

Click HERE for the Sweet Dreams website with more pix & links.

Click HERE for basic background on the genocide in Rwanda. Note that this is at least the 4th doc I have seen about the Rwandan Genocide, so I can say with confidence that each one takes a different slant & if you have seen one you have certainly NOT seen them all. But filmed almost 20 years after tragic events, Sweet Dreams is able to describe the past with some distance. It is not grim; it is buoyant & full of life. See it! I promise you’ll be glad you did.


Photo Credits: Rob Fruchtman

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