RELEASE: AUGUST 15th, 2010
AUTUMN IN LOVE:
A COMMEMORATIVE EVENING WITH CUBAN POET: PURA DEL PRADO
A fundraiser, musical performance, art show and recital @ BUSBOYS & POETS 2021 14th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20009
Dear Friends, Family and Facebook Pals!
I am forwarding you our Sponsorship Package and event invitation in regard to the special fundraiser AUTUMN IN LOVE
supporting our film: PURA DEL PRADO: A CUBAN ODYSSEY - on October 16th, 2010.
Tickets are $100.00 a piece and are now available for purchase! PLEASE OPEN ATTACHED DOC TO REVIEW MANNER OF PAYMENT.
Seating is limited to 95 persons per performance. There will be two shows, one at 6pm and another at 8 p.m. to accommodate as many people as possible, so please act quickly if you wish to secure tickets.
Many amazing talents are coming to perform in the show, among them: Steven Bauer (Actor-Scarface/The Lost City) Saundra Santiago (Broadway star NINE and various film and television credits) Robert Escobar (Actor) Tony Garcia Copian (playwright) Jorge Vals Arango and Angel Cuadra (Poets and political prisoners of consciousness) Pilar Gatto-Casero (Stellar Singer/Songwriter).
There will be a cocktail hour before the shows, one at 6 pm and another at 8 pm. The cocktail hour and art show will be from 5 to 6 p.m.
Please be sure to indicate which time slot is your preference when sending checks to our Treasurer, Teresa Cummins, Esq. (see attachment)
If you cannot attend the event we would be most grateful for any contribution, in any amount you may afford us in support of this very special venture.
For those of you coming from out of town we are arranging special group rates at area hotels. Please call for further information if you need to secure lodging.
Also, if you happen to know anyone who might have interest in this event or the film, please pass this email on to them so that they might be informed.
Thank you all so much for your support and love!
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This fall, on October 16th, 2010, Moonwalker Films, LLC and Melloweb, LLC invite you to attend a very special evening in Washington D.C. in honor of Cuban poet: Pura del Prado. AUTUMN IN LOVE is a commemorative fundraising event that has assembled an extraordinary cast of poets, journalists, musicians, dancers and artists in celebration of the works of renown Cuban poet: Pura del Prado.
The main purpose for the event is to raise the necessary funds to complete the documentary film currently in production honoring this extraordinary woman’s life and career:
PURA DEL PRADO: A CUBAN ODYSSEY.
Pura del Prado occupies a singular place in Cuba’s vast literary landscape. A fiercely independent soul she never censured her work nor disguised her fiercely polemic and passionate poetry and journalism. As she became a spokesperson for her generation,
Pura del Prado also came to embody the incarnate expression of all things native and beautiful to the Cuban people through her performance art.
Pura del Prado’s poems are awash in a river of Cuban consciousness that continually bathe us in the rich sensual ardor and passionate melancholy belonging to all her island’s children. While delivering an irrefutable and piercing indictment against tyranny, loss and betrayal, she also exhales the woeful lament of longing that belong to all who have tasted the bitter fruit and heartbreak of exile. Her soul is a volcanic lava field of ardor and passion. Her words seethe with a fecund femininity that bleeds an irrepressible “Cubanness” or “Cubanía” that is singular in its evocative prowess. Pura is Cuba. Come live the memory with us.
Busboys & Poets will exhibit various pieces of her artworks as well during the month of October. Also, various prints, drawings, photographs and artifacts from her estate will be auctioned and sold at the event.
We humbly ask you to please submit your most generous contribution or corporate sponsorship that we might fulfill our core mission to secure the mystery and magic of this extraordinary woman’s life and legacy on film for future generations.
René Pedraza del Prado
President, Moonwalker Films, LLC. President, MELLOWEB, LLC.
STEVEN BAUER ANGEL CUADRA SAUNDRA SANTIAGO JORGE VALS ARANGO
ROBERTO ESCOBAR TONY GARCIA COPIAN VICTOR VALLE
RENÉ PEDRAZA DEL PRADO AND RENOWN CABARET STAR