April 28, 2020

7:00 pm / 10:00 pm

Join the Woodstock Film Festival, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, and Radio Kingston on Tuesday, April 28th, at 7pm at UPAC in Kingston, NY for a free screening of the upcoming documentary WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, courtesy of HBO and generously underwritten by Mulberry & Astor.

This event is free to the public. Registration via eventbrite highly recommended.

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, directed by acclaimed writer and Oscar® nominated director David France, shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes these underreported atrocities, while highlighting an extraordinary group of people confronting deadly brutality.

The Q&A with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David France will be hosted by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Roger Ross Williams.


Award-winning writer and Oscar® nominated director David France (HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON) continues to bring important LGBTQ issues to the fore in WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, his searing documentary about an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Russian republic of Chechnya.


Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams is the first African American director to win an Academy Award with his short film MUSIC BY PRUDENCE. Williams has directed a wide variety of acclaimed films, including GOD LOVES UGANDA, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and LIFE, ANIMATED, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2017. His recent film THE APOLLO opened the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival to great acclaim.