Pub Church on Cinco de Mayo: Life along the Borderlands with Aimee Bobruk

“If you don’t know, go find out.” A motorcycle ride along the Texas/Mexico border by one white, middle class, American woman who wanted to “know,” about those living at the edge.

Join us for this quest and amazing story. This Sunday, May 5th–Cinco de Mayo–we’re diving deeper into the migration from Mexico through the eyes of artist, musician, and now filmmaker, Aimee Bobruk. Scholz Garten, 5:30-7pm in the north dining room.

Borderlands is an independent documentary film following a nine day motorcycle ride along the Texas/Mexico border taken by Austin musician, Aimee Bobruk. Each day chronicles interviews with borderlanders sharing their views of what life is like along the border. The film features Bobruk’s original music inspired by the trip.

Aimee Bobruk is somewhat of a chameleon, she can change colors. Her shapeshifting creative spirit is evident as an independent filmmaker and songwriter. In the spring of this year she embarked on a motorcycle ride along the Texas/Mexico border to capture a snapshot of life and culture for her self-produced documentary, Borderlanders.

As an independent songwriter her music straddles the genres of American folk and ambient alternative rock. Most notably, her self-titled /ba.’brook/ was selected by Texas Music Magazine as one of top six indie albums released in the state in 2013 and her work as been called “nothing short of a work of art” by Performing Songwriter. In addition to writing and performing her own songs, Bobruk collaborates with songwriters and producers worldwide in the publishing industry. To date, her co-writes have earned her seven European title tracks, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards in Germany and Norway. In 2015, her pop co-write “Black Swan,” competed in Melodifestivalen to represent Sweden at the International Eurovision Song Contest.

Recently in the fall of 2018, Bobruk received the Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellowship and lived in the childhood home of author,Carson McCullers’, in Columbus, GA writing and completing a collection of songs based on the writings of the author. In 2019 Bobruk was named the Woody Guthrie Fellow and will be creating a short film about Woody Guthrie in 2020.

We’ll meet in Scholz’ north dining room. Come early to get a seat and order food and drink. There is always plenty of free parking in the adjacent state parking garages, or on the street. As always, we close the evening with the chance to share communion through our unique invitation: “Before Jesus got turned into a religion, he wandered around, an itinerant rabbi, eating and drinking with sinners and outcasts.”

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