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Stand With Ukraine: The Guide

Friday, May 26, 2023 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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Stand With Ukraine: The Guide

Friday, May 26 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $5 (Proceeds benefit Ukraine relief)

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Featured everywhere from Good Morning America to Capitol Hill, the project has raised over $130,000 for Ukraine relief and continues to grow.

This is an amazing story of how a small, community cinema in Salem, Massachusetts kickstarted the global release of 2014 Ukrainian film The Guide last year to benefit humanitarian relief efforts. The film had been released commercially for the first time to cinemas both across the U.S. and globe.

It’s a two-hour dramatic film produced by acclaimed Ukrainian director Oles Sanin, which is set against Soviet efforts to exterminate the Ukrainian people in the 1930s through starvation and other policies. It was selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, and despite the film’s historical setting, it feels quite current.

The first U.S. showing kicked off at Cinema Salem last year and raised $12,000 in one evening. It was then formally released nationwide, and within days, 600 cinemas across the U.S. agreed to screen it. Cinemas in Canada, Holland and Australia followed. It was also shown on Capitol Hill to members of Congress with Congressman Seth Moulton among the notable speakers.

The project has started to issue grants, first recipients being José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, the International Organization on Migration and Plast.

Additional information: standwithukrainethroughfilm.org


Friday, May 26, 2023
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States
(802) 457-3981


Pentangle Arts
(802) 457-3981