Moviegoers will have the opportunity to see a popular Ukrainian film while at the same time supporting relief efforts thanks to a group of theater owners who are planning to show the 2014 film ‘The Guide’ in their theaters across the United States beginning Friday. Deadline reports that proceeds from the showings will go to helping those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.
It’s not clear at how many locations, but the expanding list of national and regional chains that have agreed to show the film includes Regal, National Amusements, Harkins, Landmark, Laemmele, Cinepolis, Malco Theatrers, the Angelika Group, B&B Theatres, Santikos Theatres, Cinemex, Xscape Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Imagine of Canada, Celebration, Bow Tie Cinemas, Milgram Theatres and Mini Theatres.
A handful of independent theater owners are going to join the efforts as well.
The Guide, which was Ukraine’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, is set in the 1930s as the Soviet regime pursues agricultural and other repressive policies causing the death of millions of Ukrainians.