Next week, Libby Kirwin Real Estate is honored to be a presenting sponsor of ‘Blood Brother.’ An intriguing project which is part of newportFILM’s FOCUS program of documentaries, ‘Blood Brother’ is a story about friendship, life and most of all, it’s a story about love. Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. While in India, he meets a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage — a meeting that changed everything for him and he decides to move to India permanently.
Rocky left his life, friends, and career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to live with the kids. Steve Hoover, his best friend and filmmaker, is unsettled and intrigued by this drastic action. In an effort to find out what compelled Rocky to give up every source of stability in his life, Hoover decides to trace Rocky’s story, following him to India. He witnesses Rocky and the kids endure disease, abject poverty, and death. But, strangest of all, in the midst of these troubles, he also sees their deep joy. And he comes to understand why Rocky has given up everything he has to experience it.
‘Blood Brother’ is certainly making an impact on the film festival circuit, winning a slew of awards such as 2013 Audience Award AND Grand Jury Award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. We invite you to support newportFILM by attending this great event next Wednesday. Tickets are only $12 and the experience and message promises to be both riveting and fulfilling. We all need a little perspective around the holidays so we’ll see you there!
Mark your calendars:
Wednesday December 11 | 7:00pm
Jane Pickens Theater, Newport, RI
Purchase tickets here. Watch the trailer here.
Temperatures are dropping so that means we need to break out the winter gear. Faux or real, fur is one of our favorites for the chilly season! Pair a fur vest with a striped long sleeve t-shirt and jeans and you’ve got the perfect brunch outfit. For a more formal look, don a fur vest over an all black ensemble and voila! You’re ready for the holiday party circuit. Want the look? Check out H&M or American Eagle!
When we think of velvet- we may automatically flash back to the awkward disco age and cringe. We urge you to think differently however- as velvet furnishings done right can truly add something special to your home. Historically associated with nobility and grandeur, velvet was worn by the in-crowd during the Renaissance years. Velvet is one of the most luxurious fabrics around, in both texture and drape; heavy enough to hang elegantly, conforming to curves and falling gracefully over corners, it is eminently suitable for formal clothing, for drapery and for furniture upholstery. The most immediately striking feature of velvet is its rich coloring- the play between light and shadows created by the pile make for remarkably intense hues; even from a distance, it looks luxurious and tempting. We’re loving the look of sleek, velvet furniture these days. Below is a snap of our sales listing on Highland Road in Tiverton which fortunately the owner has a knack for interior decor! We invite you to take a look at some other gorgeous velvet pieces!