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Film screening: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

January 15 @ 6:45 pm

Film screening: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Please join us for a special screening of Sergei Parajanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965 | 97min) on a beautiful 35mm print at the Metrograph cinema on the Lower East Side. The film will feature an extended introduction by Ukrainian film scholar, Dr. Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University). 

After years of towing the line and making films obedient to the drab dictates of the official Soviet state style of “Socialist realism,” Parajanov made a decisive, revolutionary break with this vividly colorful and occasionally downright hallucinatory period piece, a glorious explosion of unfettered imagination. Setting his scene in the Hutsel communities of Ukraine’s Carpathian mountains, Paranjanov renders the simple story of the tragic love between two young villagers torn apart by a blood feud between their families as a dizzy spree of go-for-broke experimentation and heady mythic/religious imagery.

“Ethnographic cinema run wild… Overwhelmingly beautiful… Ecstatic.”

—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Details

Date:
January 15
Time:
6:45 pm

Venue

Metrograph Cinema
7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
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Phone:
(212) 660-0312
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