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    Dear friends,

    We invite you to the long-awaited event in Boston – the screening of the Ukrainian cartoon Mavka!

    📅 Date: Monday – June 19, 2023
    🕕 Time: Starts at 18:00, please come early.
    📍 Location: West Newton Cinema – 1296 Washington St, West Newton, MA 02465

    The film will be shown in English without subtitles.

    This film is based on Lesya Ukrainka's extravaganza drama Forest Song and images of folk mythology.

    The cartoon describes the relationship between forest spirits and people. The main character from among the forest inhabitants is the kind and naïve Mavka, who wakes up in the spring to wake up the rest of the spirits. The musician Lukash, to save his sick uncle Lev, goes to the mysterious and forbidden forest to find the tree of life at the suggestion of the cruel Kylina. In fact, Kylyna wants to use the tree's nourishing power to obtain eternal youth. Mavka admires Lukash's musical talent and feelings arise between them.

    The cartoon does not include some characters from Lesya Ukrainka's original work, such as Lukash's mother, Perelesnyk, and Poterchat. Instead, it has such new characters as the frog Kvus, the forester Hook, the dog Lukash Joke, the lynx and many other forest creatures.

    Do not miss this unique opportunity to enjoy Ukrainian animation and a plot that recreates the beauty and magic of Ukrainian mythology.

    The proceeds from the screening of the film will go to Center Makor Kakhovka Relief Fund and Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England. Your presence and support will help us provide the help we need to those who need it most.

    We are looking forward to meeting you!

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