Brighton 4th

Beginning on Saturday, March 12, 2022 Cinema Art Bethesda will stream the Georgian film, Brighton 4th. The stream will be available until Saturday, March 26. There will be an $8.00 charge to watch the film. At noon on Sunday, March 27 there will be a post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector via Zoom.

The film is 95 minutes long and in Georgian, Russian, Kazakh, and English with English subtitles. It was released in 2021 and won six awards including the Best Actor, Best International Narrative Feather and Best Screenplay at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. It is the official submission of Georgia for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 94th Academy Awards this year.

Viewing the Film

There is an $8.00 charge to view the film.

To View the Film

Click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar).

Select “Screen for $8.00” and follow the directions to log in or register and pay for the film. The film will be available to view starting Saturday, March 12. You will have 5 days to watch the film after paying for it.

Film Discussion

A post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector will take place via Zoom at noon Sunday, March 27. To join the Zoom meeting on your computer, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar

If you are asked for a Meeting ID, use: 893 6711 1499
If you are asked for a Passcode, use: 994610

To join by phone dial by your location:

  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 893 6711 1499
Passcode: 994610

If your local number is not on the list, find it here:


(l. to r.) Levan Tediashvili (Kakhi) and Giorgi Tabidze (Soso) shopping on the boardwalk of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, in Brighton 4th, directed by Levan Koguashvili. Image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

In this portrait of parental sacrifice and the love of a father for his son, former wrestler Kakhi (played by real-life Olympic champion Levan Tediashvili) embarks on a journey from his home in the Republic of Georgia to visit his son Soso in the Russian-speaking neighborhood of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. There he finds him living in a shabby boarding house populated by a colorful group of fellow Georgian immigrants. Soso is not studying medicine, as Kakhi believed, but is working for a moving company and has accrued a $14,000 gambling debt to a local Russian mob boss. Kakhi sets his mind to helping his hapless son out of his debt, leading to situations as often comic as they are dire.

(Text adapted from official US distributor, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.)