Feature Film Program

Work-in-Progress Screening: Julia Blue

As a young woman comes into her own in war-torn Ukraine, she finds her path towards independence and a brighter future challenged by an unexpected love.

This is an exclusive work-in-progress advance screening of the upcoming feature film, Julia Blue by writer/director Roxy Toporowych. This screening will give you access to the film before it is completed and an opportunity to take part in the process of constructive feedback after the screening to help guide the filmmaker as she works to complete her first feature film.


Fri Aug 11 7:30 PM

The Film

Julia Blue

Roxy Toporowych | Ukraine, USA | 96

Julia, a bright university student, is preparing for a life abroad when she meets English, a damaged soldier fresh from the warfront in eastern Ukraine. An unexpected romance sparks between the two. From metropolitan Kyiv to a remote Carpathian village, they must decide if they are ready to build a future together in a homeland that’s slowly being torn apart.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
Conversation with Filmmaker Roxy Toporowych, Producer Nilou Safinya, Editor Ben Kim, and Actress Polina Snisarenko
10:30 PM
After-Party Located at DCTV (87 Lafayette St) Sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic
This event is sold out. No door tickets will be available.   No refunds. In case of rain, the screening will be held indoors at the same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.


New Design High School

350 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

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