Wednesday, December 21st. 8pm. A valorous, strong and simple Cossack named Vasyl is given the arduous task of traveling across the wilderness and plains, and (literally) to Hell and back, to deliver an important petition for help to the Russian Empress Elizabeth. Based on an adventurous comedy by Nikolai Gogol, Boris Ivchenko's THE LOST LETTER was one the last and most striking films of the Ukrainian Poetic Cinema movement. Banned immediately by Soviet censors, it is now considered a lost masterpiece of its time! At the Clinton Street Theater.