Saturday, March 31st, 2018
The Hard Earth (2017) Directed by Sally Lawton
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
The Hard Earth is an experimental feature length documentary charting the relationship of five Ukrainians and one Ukrainian American to the 2014 revolution and preceding war. The film is shot over the central and western regions of Ukraine, immediately post-revolution. Six figures explain their relationship to previous and furthering events in their homes and towns. First the Euromaidan protest are discussed as a singular, illuminating event. After abstracted information, dense stories of the annexation of Crimea, war in the East, and the disillusionment of the USSR, reveal complex portraits. The director examines interpersonal relationships and how the making of the film impacts the realizations. The guides and narrations take on specific forms, showing the miniature in global news stories. The elusive categorization of Ukraine, free and yet oppressed is framed by the difficulty and ease of documentation. Sally Lawton in attendance!
Free with $5 suggested donation.