The film screening and a recital dedicated to the legendary film, was staged in one of the capital's cinema theaters.
On September 4, 1965 this film, produced by Sergei Parajanov, which has already gained international recognition was first shown in Ukraine. During the premiere Dziuba, Vasyl Stus and Vyacheslav Chornovil addressed with an open letter to the audience sharply criticizing the arrests of intellectuals . Their open letter was signed by nearly one hundred and fifty spectators present at the premiere . It is believed that this date became the beginning of the sixties dissident movement.