Director Michael Fiore in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.  

"The compassion of the subjects, and its filmmaker, never wavers." - Natalia Winkelman, New York Times

Monday, April 8, 7:45 p.m. | 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. Director Michael Fiore in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Film Center exclusive. 

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email