BLOOM CITY is a journey-based documentary that follows the trials and progress of two visionary brothers and 20,000 NYC kids in their efforts to change the landscape of New York City, one taxi at a time.
Poignantly funny, heart-breaking and inspiring, Bloom City is a portrait of the largest public art project in New York Citys history; but it is also an examination of the transformative capacity of art, specifically public art, to address the realities of todays complicated world. A verite narrative told through the eyes of the artists, children and taxi drivers involved, the film offers an unfiltered and playful view of the practical realities of large scale creative endeavors and examines the intersection of creative vision, city politics, private and public sectors, and ultimately money. It cost 26 million to hang those orange sheets in Central Park? asks one young woman. In asking how one prices the impact, transformation, and inspiration derived from public art, Bloom City challenges the audience to examine the purpose and need for art in the public sphere and its effect on our communities and our world.
WHERE WE ARE
We got a substantial grant this month that would allow our award-winning editor Tom Griffin to work on fine-tuning the edit with a goal to complete editing in the second quarter of 2011
WHAT WE NEED
Right. Money. Our immediate goal is $11.500. This money will go towards music licensing, score and sound mix.
Plentiful! Credits, love, signed DVDs, screening passes