From Ukraine to Hollywood (2019)
Directed by Galina Kuvivchak-Sakhno and Stanislav Suknenko
17.06.2023 at 14:00
Free of charge
Together with Narva Meediaklubi
The documentary contains a number of star names of Ukrainians who worked in Hollywood in different years. In fact, this is the first large-scale study of the Ukrainian trace in the global film industry empire. And it should be noted that this trace is quite noticeable. Telling the stories of such personalities as Louis Mayer, David Selznick, Vasily Avramenko, Natalie Wood (Zakharchenko), Jack Pelance (Vladimir Palahnyuk), Ivanna Chabak, Mila Jovovich, Olga Kurylenko and many other people from Ukraine who made a significant contribution not only to film history of the famous “dream factory”, but also having a significant impact on the development of American art in general, the authors of the film actually opened this unknown cultural layer to the general Ukrainian public. Actually, the From Ukraine to Hollywood film is a film version of the English-language book of the same name by Stanislav Suknenko “TO HOLLYWOOD FROM UKRAINE”, in which the author as a whole explored the incredible stories of 100 prominent Ukrainians in America. In the film, of course, there are an order of magnitude fewer such stories, but stories about the achievements of Ukrainian Hollywood stars in the past are intertwined with the personal stories of those whose stars are already shining or just descending in the Hollywood sky.