Special screening of “The Guide” at the Cedar Lee Theater

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – A screening of “Guide” is scheduled to Cedar Lee Theater as a fundraiser for Ukrainian relief efforts.

The screening is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26.

The two-hour, seven-minute 2014 film was produced by Ukrainian director Oles Sanin. It is about a boy trying to survive in the 1930s during Soviet efforts to exterminate the Ukrainian people through starvation and other policies.

Tickets are $15. All proceeds go to Ukrainian relief efforts. Donations will also be accepted via QR codes at the concession stand and box office.

Donations are administered by the nonprofit Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America Inc.who created a Ukrainian relief fund called Support Ukraine through film.

The project began at a community theater in Salem, Massachusetts. The first US screening raised $12,000. Within days, according to organizers, 600 theaters across the United States agreed to screen it. The project has raised more than $130,000 and has started giving grants: the first beneficiaries are José Andrés. World Central Cuisinethe International Organization for Migration and Plastic.

The theater is at 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights.

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