Win Tickets: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors @ Clinton Street Theater | Romantic Drama Set in the Ukraine

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors at the Clinton Street Theater on Friday, September 28 through Wednesday, October 3, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 28.

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From our sponsors at Clinton Street Theater:
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors @ Clinton Street TheaterShadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Friday, September 28 through Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7 p.m. | $6 | All Ages

Clinton Street Theater
2522 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR 97202
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Along with Tarkovsky and Dovzhenko, Sergei Paradjanov is one of the most important Soviet directors of last century. Paradjanov, who was periodically jailed and exiled because of his work, stunned world audiences in 1964 with his Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors, popularly known as the Romeo and Juliet of the Carpathians.

The film is set among the Hutsul people of the Western Ukraine, an isolated ethnic group who live in the upper reaches of the mountain range. Their lives take place within a harsh environment and an ornate cultural system little changed since the 18th century. The film opens with the deaths of Ivanko’s brother, Olexa, crushed by a tree, and father, Pyotr Pavlichuk, killed outside of church by his rich neighbor Guteniuk. During the funeral procession for his father, Ivanko meets Guteniuk’s daughter, Marichka, and the stage is set for the star-crossed lovers.

Structured episodically, the film checks in with Ivanko and Marichka as they fall in love and age towards adulthood. Finally of an age to marry, Ivanko finds himself unable, having been reduced to poverty by his father’s death. Forced to work as a hired hand, he must leave his village and his beloved Marichka. Tragedy ensues and the remainder of the film concerns Ivanko’s private and subtle dissolution as a result of this tragedy.

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7 Responses to Win Tickets: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors @ Clinton Street Theater | Romantic Drama Set in the Ukraine

  1. Leif Fuller September 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    I’ve been wanted to see this movie for a while. I’m a huge fan of surrealist film. To see a movie that takes place in the mysterious Carpathians would make my week.

  2. Kurt September 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I have a friend coming in from Paris and I’ve been looking for things for her and I to do. This seems like the perfect movie to go see. I just watched the trailer and it doesn’t look like any other film I’ve seen before! Can’t wait to check it out!

  3. Karen M September 27, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Pick me!!! Local theater is the best. This looks like an amazing production. :-)

  4. Jeremy Fredericks September 27, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    I would love to watch this film as it sounds extremely interesting.

  5. Matthew September 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    A rare and incredibly beautiful film — or so I hear, as I’ve never seen it before. I’m a great lover of films by Tarkovsky and Dovzhenko, but Paradjanov is unknown to me. Spacibo!

  6. Matt September 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    OK… I admit, I’m a hopeless romantic and need a good cry ;-)

  7. Daria September 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I am Ukrainian and i just arrived to Portland. I read this book in high school and it was so unlike the soviet-propaganda literature we were required to read with its lovestory, mysteries, and crossing lifelines.It’s great opportunity for my fiance and I to enjoy art together- American movie based on Ukrainian book.

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