Program of Events
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 – MIDNIGHT
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 – 10 PM
BONEY PILES is a harrowing film about the impact of war on children and how it affects their psyche. Dissonant images of youth and the consequences of war are shown in striking contrast to one another. The film explores the lives of children who live near the front lines of Ukraine’s war with Russia, the Donbass region. For the children featured in the film, their lives resemble the Hunger Games—dystopian. They scavenge for pieces of metal or dig graves for subsistence while day by day they forget what their former lives were before the war started. more info>>>
July 20th, 2022 7:30 pm
Zemlya is an iconic 1930 silent film by the Ukrainian director Oleksandr Dovzhenko. The film is commonly regarded as Dovzhenko's masterpiece and was named one of the top 10 greatest films of all time by the International Film Critics Symposium. However, in the Soviet Union, the tape came under ideological censorship. It was banned nine days after its original release and was celebrated in Ukraine only after Dovzhenko's death in 1956.>>>
October 28th, 2021 7pm
After learning the news of his ex-fiancee's unconventional marriage, an immigrant poet and a New York social worker questions whether it's possible to be a true revolutionary and a nonconformist while living a comfortable life of a government employee.>>>
May 16th, 2021 2pm EST
Golden Mask winner ‘Prose’ (based upon Chekhov’s short story ‘The Steppe’ and the metaphysical/realism short story ‘The Bridegroom’ by Yuri Mamleev), is a modern opera conceived by a contemporary composer Vladimir Rannev for Electrotheater Stanislavsky. Rannev both composed and directed the piece, combining literature, music, and video art to create one mystical multidimensional space. When these elements merge, the effect is almost one of synaesthesia; not one specific sense dominates, leading us instead on an avant-garde odyssey, a truly trance-like experience.>>>
February 28th, 2021 2pm EST
What is the true face of new opposition? The "protest" generation in Russia has grown younger and braver. Following the Moscow protests in 2019, when hundreds of young people were arrested and imprisoned, in 2021 more people showed to voice their support for Alexey Navalny and express their outrage towards autocracy. Dissatisfaction with authorities became a mainstream sentiment. What motivates them to come out, knowing the price for their actions can be substantial. Locus29 is presenting a documentary film about the 2019 Moscow Protests to compare with the current situation.>>>
Locus 29 is a platform uniting artists of Ukrainian and other Eastern European backgrounds, working in a variety of genres and media. We share a common cultural framework that continues to have a profound effect on generations of new Americans. Locus 29 engages diverse communities of artists and art lovers; it is a home for an intellectual community with a complex history, and a place for new cultural discoveries.
The organization's growing program focuses on film screenings, theatrical performances, and panel discussions, both virtual and in-person.