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Julia Blue
Directed by
Roxy Toporowych

USA, Ukraine / 2018 / 89

New York Premiere
Ukrainian, Russian

Screening Times and Venues:
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/14/2018, 3:15PM
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/11/2018, 7:00PM

Inspired to study photography by the protest scenes she witnessed in Kyiv during the 2014 revolution, JULIA has set her sights on a future outside her beloved Ukraine. A year after the revolution began and as she awaits news from a prestigious photography school in Germany, Julia volunteers at the military hospital for injured soldiers coming directly from the front. Julia brings a carefree happiness to their ward, until the day she meets ENGLISH who has arrived with easily mended surface wounds and deeply set emotional scaring. A gentle relationship emerges that draws the two of them closer together, but each has withheld something vital from the other. When Julia decides to bring English home for a family wedding, the cost of their secrets threatens more than their relationship. A beautiful allegory for the freedoms of our modern world that seem all too fleeting, Julia Blue reminds us not just of the costs of love and war, but of the sometimes painful choices freedom demands.
Roxy Toporowych is a graduate of NYUís Tisch School of the Arts and has worked in set decoration for 15 years. Credits include: Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Other Guys, A Most Violent Year, SNL and Marvel TVís The Punisher. She also works as a documentary field producer, most recently on the features Batman & Bill and Believer. Previously, Roxy directed a dance documentary Folk! In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Ukraine, where she researched and wrote Julia Blue, her narrative directing debut. She is an IFP Narrative Lab Directing Fellow 2016 and the recipient of the Calvin Klein 'Live the Dream' grant for emerging female directors 2016.
Cast/Featuring: @roxysparkles
Executive Producer(s): NA
Producer(s): Nilou Safinya
Director(s): Roxy Toporowych
Screenwriter(s): Roxy Toporowych
Cinematographer(s): Sashcko Roshchyn
Editor(s): Ben Kim
Composer(s)/Music: Alex Church


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