Canisius University Presents "Firebird"

January 25, 2023
Philip Metres

Buffalo, NY – The LGBTQIA+ Speakers Series at Canisius University presents a conversation with the director and lead actor of the film “Firebird” on Monday, February 6 at 12:00 noon.  The presentation takes place in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library Learning Center, and will also be available in a webinar format.    

“Firebird” is a 2021 romantic drama set in the Soviet Air Force during the Cold War.  The story follows a young soldier who embarks on a clandestine affair with a fighter pilot, stationed at an Air Force base in Soviet-occupied Estonia. 

The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Peeter Rebane and stars Tom Prior, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film.  Both Rebane and Prior will lead the February 6 conversation at Canisius.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.