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The Russian Woodpecker: Spirit Award Screening

  • Tribeca Flashpoint College 28 N Clark St, Ste. 500 Chicago, IL 60602 United States (map)

The Russian Woodpecker: Spirit Award Screening of Best Documentary Nominee

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

IFP Chicago members: Join us for a FREE members only screening of Spirit Awards Best Documentary nominee THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER.

Members may bring one guest to the screening.

Screening Location: Tribeca Flashpoint College (28 N Clark St, Ste. 500, Chicago, IL 60602)


Fedor Alexandrovich is a young Ukrainian theater artist obsessed with a Soviet-era antenna six kilometers from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He was four years old when the reactor exploded and he has radioactive isotopes in his bones to this day. As he studies this enormous secret weapon, he uncovers what he believes to be a massive cover-up and crime by committed by the Soviet Union. In the midst of his work, his countrymen rise up against their Moscow-backed president and he is swept up into the revolution. At the height of the violence, Fedor is confronted by men who want him to keep his theories to himself and he must decide whether to stand up to them or succumb to the very fears and lies he has dedicated his life to eradicating.