The Indie Film Corner: “In Bloom”

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The Indie Film “In Bloom” will be shown at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., on Monday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Nana Ekvtimshvili and Simon Gross, this Georgian film with English subtitles is set in the early ‘90s, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is facing violence, war on the Black Sea coast (Abkhazia) and vigilante justice that plagues society. But for Eka and Natia, 14-year-old inseparable friends, life just unfolds — in the street, at school, with friends or Eka’s elder sister. Although they are already dealing with men’s dominance, early marriage and disillusioned love, for these two girls in bloom, life just goes on.

“The excellent new drama ‘In Bloom,’ Georgia’s Oscar entry in the foreign-language category, has the heartbreak and hope of a country slipped inside a coming-of age-story of two 14-year-old girls,” wrote Betsy Sharkey of The Los Angeles Times.

Tickets are adults $7, seniors $6, and students $7. Contact 843-521-4145  or email Bonnie Hargrove at bhargrov@uscb.edu, or visit them online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. The box office opens an hour prior to the show.

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