[Sfbay-video] Fwd: Long journey home for homeless filmmaker ---
a. mark liiv
mark at whisperedmedia.org
Tue Oct 26 09:27:05 PDT 2004
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 18:02:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rabbit <rabbit at bumsparadise.com>
Bums' Paradise to screen in Sebastopol
Benefit Party & Screening:
November 8th - 7:30pm
Ace-In-The-Hole Cider Pub
3100 HWY 116 North, Sebastopol, CA - tel: 707-829-1223
Three miles north of downtown at the corner of Graton Rd
Live Music From Sebastopolís Own TOAST RANCHERS!
Film at 8pm - Q&A at 9pm
Proceeds to send Detroit Area native and homeless documentary filmmaker Robert
ìRabbitî Barringer home for the Detroit Docs International Film Festival ...and
to reunite with his family.
Meet the filmmakers!
$5-10 Suggested Donation
Long journey back to Detroit for homeless filmmaker --
Bumsí Paradise is written, narrated and partially filmed by the talented
Detroit area native, Robert Barringer.
Barringer left the 10th grade in 1968 and hitch-hiked across the U.S. to take
part in San Franciscoís "Summer of Love". After some time, he realized that the
people he liked the most had a college education, so he studied and took the
college entrance exams and was able to get into the University of California at
Berkeley. In 1975, he earned a Bachelors Degree in Painting with a Minor in Art
History. Barringer then worked for 16 years as a graphic artist and picture
framer. He was married for a time. After his divorce, he lost his job, was
evicted from his apartment, and landed on the streets, where he has been living
for the past 6 years. Barringer has not communicated with his family in Detroit
since he became homeless. His mother, father, sister and three brothers donít
know of his whereabouts, or that he took part in the making of an
internationally-acclaimed, award-winning film. This is especially poignant
since in Bums' Paradise, Barringer reads a letter he wrote to his family
explaining his situation, a letter he never sent.
We are working hard to gather funds so that Robert Barringer may accompany
Bumsí Paradise to the Detroit Docs International Film Festival, and reunite
with his family, but we need you help.
If you can't make it to the benefit Nov.8th, please consider sending a donation
to help cover airfare and other expenses.
For info on how you can help go to:
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PRINTABLE FLYERS AT:
Tomas and Rabbit
"The overall message of Bums' Paradise is one of hope ñ
something that's usually lacking when homeless issues are the topic of
- Cheryl Eddy, THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
"Has all the elements of a Hollywood movie: romance, insanity, addiction, and
confrontations with the law."
- Lisa Hom, SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY
"Visually appealing, uncontrived and evocative."
- Angela Woodall, STREET SPIRIT
"Bums' Paradise is attracting a burgeoning cult following."
- John Geluardi, BERKELEY DAILY PLANET
the story continues at www.BumsParadise.com
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