Kentlands Film Society

Kentlands Film Society

The Kentlands Film Society is Pleased to Announce a Special Presentation:

 "Pictures From a Hiroshima Schoolyard"
Sunday, April 12, 2015
 Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg 20878
 Doors open 6:15, Film starts at 7 pm
After the film there will be a Q&A with the film's producer and director
$10.00 (plus transaction fee)

Light refreshments will be served.


Online ticket sales have ended.

You may check on the availability of tickets by calling Elly Shaw-Belblidia at 301 529 9951 or email:


About the Film:
A collection of surprisingly joyful drawings by children living among the ruins of Hiroshima in 1947 becomes the heart of this true story about an exchange of gifts between Americans and Japanese after the war.  This documentary introduces the children - now in their late 70s - who reflect on their lives amidst the rubble and the hope they shared through their art.  In 2010, the restored drawings, tucked away for decades inside All Souls Church in Washington DC, are taken back to Japan where they are reunited with the artists and exhibited in the very building where they were created.

"Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard" was conceived and produced by Shizumi Manale and directed by Bryan Reichhardt, both local artists.  Shizumi and Bryan will join us for a discussion after the film.





Kentlands Film Society

Schedule for 2014-15

At the Gaithersburg Arts Barn


Sept. 7, 2014      The Concert – PG13                   France/Russia

Nov. 9, 2014      The Other Son – PG13                 France

Jan. 18, 2015      The Way – PG13                           USA

Mar. 15, 2015     Barbara – PG13                            Germany

May 17, 2015     Butterfly – R                                   Spain


                                 Subscription Information


  • A subscription for the five-film series is $40.
  • Subscription applications will be available starting on Monday, May 5  at the Kentlands and Lakelands Clubhouses, the Gaithersburg Arts Barn and the Kentlands Manor dining areas.
  • All movies begin at 7:00 PM with a 45-minute reception before the film. A small number of walk-in tickets ($9) will be available except for the September showing which opens with a Gala Champagne Reception for members only.



Chris Kelly 240-447-4655 or or






Film Festival 2014


Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 PM

Kentlands Stadium Ten Theater

629 Center Point Rd.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878


A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $8 cash or check.