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Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine (2015) + Goodbye, Cinephiles (2014)

  • Saint Paul University 223 Main Street Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C5 Canada (map)

2 medium-length films reflecting the EuroMaidan. Yuriy Hrytsyna, visual anthropologist and photographer, medicine graduate from Berlin. "Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine" about the city in Ukraine immediately after the Night of Fury when rumours about many stolen guns frighten the citizens. They organize groups of civil patrol and monitor the streets. You will see the city, but not people. You will hear every word spoken to each other in the city.

Stanislav Bytiutskyi, a young filmmaker and film critic from Kyiv. "Goodbye, Cinephiles!" shows the process of realizing their identity by a small circle of friends talking about the revolution like never before. Film links today's filmmaking to the old Ukrainian traditions of cinematic arts.
The films are reflective rather than sensationalistic. Slow and contemplative, with a solid artistic stress in composition. 

Friendly discussion is encouraged following the screenings. Admission by donation in support of the Prosthetic Assistance Project http://www.prostheticsforukraine.com/  $10 parking on site or free across the street. 

Later Event: February 21
The Ukrainians