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Documentary Screening of MYTH
December 9 @ 5:00 pm
This documentary tells the story of the life and death of Wassyl Slipak, an opera singer with a worldwide reputation and a unique voice, who left his career in Europe and joined the ranks of volunteers when the war came to his native Ukraine. Wassyl “Myth” Slipak heroically died from a sniper bullet.
‘MYTH’ – the new film by the authors of «The Ukrainians» Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasnij – tells the story of the life and death of Wassyl Slipak, an opera singer with a worldwide reputation and a unique voice.
He took an active part in the Revolution of Dignity, leading the demonstrations and the Volunteer movement in France. It would seem he had done enough. But Wassyl decided to leave the scene and the career in Europe and join the ranks of volunteers when a war came to his native Ukraine. His favorite aria is the aria of Mephistopheles. Just from the name of this character Wassyl later took a pseudonym – Myth. Wassyl “Myth” Slipak heroically died from a sniper ball during the execution of the combat mission.
The movie combines documentary and animation, created by the Ukrainian animator Zhuravel Yuriy
The music for the film was written by the best composers of our time. Among them, Evgueni Galperine, who wrote music for Luc Besson and was Wassyl’s close friend; Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeіko (NOVA OPERA), and Eduard Dilja Prystupa
As part of the promotional tour the filmmakers will visit about 20 cities in the United States.
Screening with English subtitles.
Ukrainian National Home
140-142 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003
Admissions are on a donations basis only.
The raised funds will be used for film promotion in Ukraine and all over the world.