If you’re in New York this weekend, be sure to check out The English Surgeon at Cinema Village. The film, which will have its broadcast premiere on POV on September 8, is opening its theatrical run in New York this weekend, and director Geoffrey Smith and the film’s protagonist, Dr. Henry Marsh, will be holding Q&A sessions following selected screenings.

About the film:

What is it like to have power over life and death, and yet to struggle with your own humanity? This is the story of acclaimed British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, who has traveled to Ukraine for 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die; of his friend and medical colleague in Kyiv who carries on the fight despite official hostility and archaic surgical conditions; and of a young patient who hopes that Henry can save his life. Tense, heartbreaking and humorous, The English Surgeon is a remarkable depiction of one doctor’s commitment to relieving suffering and of the emotional turmoil he undergoes in bringing hope to a desperate people.

Q&As to follow screenings at:
  6:30 pm Friday, July 24
  7:00 pm Saturday, July 25
  3:00 pm Sunday, July 26

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Catherine Jhee was formerly a producer with POV Interactive.