Friday, February 23, 2024

Starting today, Village East by Angelika is serving up the Veselka documentary

"Veselka: The Rainbow on the Corner at the Center of the World," the documentary on the iconic Ukrainian diner on the corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street, makes its commercial theatrical debut today at the Village East by Angelika.

A description: 
New York City's beloved Ukrainian restaurant, Veselka, is best known for its borscht and varenyky, but it has become a beacon of hope for Ukraine. As the second-generation owner Tom Birchard reluctantly retires after 54 years, his son Jason faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes as the war in Ukraine impacts his family and staff. 
And the trailer...


The film, directed by Michael Fiore, is narrated by David Duchovny, who grew up nearby

Find showtimes and tickets here. And if you need a recommendation for a place to eat before or after the movie...


Anonymous said...

Saw this today. As the saying goes: I laughed, I cried. If you love--or are even just curious about--Veselka and the people who work there, you'll be glad that you saw the film.

And I'm surely in the mood for their vegetarian borscht now!

Anonymous said...

I remember the restaurant when it was located on Avenue A, that seems an eternity. Good food and ambience, and great idea to make this documentary during this time of conflict.