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BIFF film to help the Ukraine

May 21 @ 11:00 am

Berkshire International Film Festival hosts a Stand With Ukraine benefit event with Ukrainian film — a
screening of Roxy Toporowych’s 2018 Ukrainian award-winning film Julia Blue. Film-maker Roxy Toporowych will hold a Q&A and talk about how the cast and her family and friends are defending themselves.

In Julia Blue, a univeristy student has been inspired to study photography by the protest scenes she witnessed in Kyiv during the 2014 revolution, and now she has set her sights on a future outside her beloved Ukraine. A year after the revolution began, as she awaits news from a prestigious photography school in Germany, Julia volunteers at the military hospital for injured soldiers coming directly from the front.

She brings a carefree happiness to their ward, until the day she meets English, who has arrived with easily mended surface wounds and deeply set emotional scaring. A gentle relationship emerges that draws the two of them closer together, but each has withheld something vital from the other.

When Julia decides to bring English home for a family wedding, the cost of their secrets threatens more than their relationship. A beautiful allegory for the freedoms of our modern world that seem all too fleeting, Julia Blue reminds us not just of the costs of love and war, but of the sometimes painful choices freedom demands.

All the proceeds from the screening will go to Ukraine relief organizations.

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Date:
May 21
Time:
11:00 am
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Event Location

Triplex
70 Railroad St.
Breat Barrington, MA
413-528-8885

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