Church of Film presents Morozko (Jack Frost)

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Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema programmed and hosted by local cinephile Muriel Lucas.

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Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the Psychic Bar on Mississippi Avenue. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.

Church of Film presents Morozko (Jack Frost)


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MOROZKO is a beloved creation from Soviet special effects wizard and fantasy maestro Aleksandr Rou, who brings to life the Russian fairy tale with lush colors, songs, costumes, incredible set pieces and effects!

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Morozko (Jack Frost)
Aleksandr Rou
Soviet Union
84 minutes

Gentle-spirited and kind Nastenka has an evil stepmother, a nasty stepsister, and a neglectful father. She falls in love with handsome Ivan, but he's turned into a bear by a mushroom wizard in the forest, and she's sent to freeze to death in the wilderness. Also there's a witch, who's not nice, and the spirit of Winter, Jack Frost, who really is!

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.