|Thursday-Sunday Apr 27-30
2017 UKRAINIAN MUSEUM FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30
Independent film from Ukraine and the U.S
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OF ALL FILMS SCREENING AT UMFF 2017
(except The Nest of the Turtledove, shown in March at the Ukrainian Institute of America)
OPENING NIGHT of UMFF
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
"And the War Goes On," a BABYLON'13 film session
Introduction by Denys Vorontsov (Ukraine), Creative Producer, Babylon'13
Tickets: $15 online at Eventbrite
The Sky is Falling: Three Months In the Life of Ustym Holodnyuk
Director: Volodymyr Tykhyy
Ukrainian w/English subtitles
2016, Ukraine, 50 min.
Plus 3 narrative shorts:
When Pigs Fly (2016)
A Nightmare of Hail (2016)
Mines in the Garden (2016)
The Sky is Falling: Three Months In the Life of Ustym Holodnyuk is a film about the ideals that filled the hearts of Ustym and his peers during three months of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. Ustym's character is revealed not through stories told by his family or friends or what he did, but instead through his concerns and motivations for which he stood on the Maidan. It is a personal story told plainly and directly by people from his generation about their shared experience. That experience reveals a sense of community with Ustym, not as a historical figure but like a dear friend whose pain and tragedy of fate becomes your own.
This film forces the audience to not just feel remorse for a 19 year old who perished on Instytutstka Street three years ago, but also experience an anguish for their own wasted hopes and absence of initiative.
We continue to live in the moment epitomized as "the morning of February 20, 2014" when only a few went up the hill along Instytutstka Street while at the same time, hundreds of thousands of others said "I'd have to be stupid to put myself in harm's way."
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKERS
Moderator: Andrea Chalupa, journalist, author
· Volodymyr Artymyshyn, director, Halyna Myroshnychenko Kuzma: Ukrainian Music Kindergarten
· Damian Kolodiy, filmmaker, director of Orange Chronicles, Freedom or Death!
· Andriy Kyryllov, filmmaker, director of Be Back
· Denys Vorontsov, creative producer, The Sky is Falling: Three Months In the Life of Ustym Holodnyuk
· Andrei Zagdansky, director, Vagrich and the Black Square
Friday, April 28, 2017
Two film sets: 7:30 and 8:45 p.m.
MOLODIST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best of the National Competition
Shorts program curated by DAMIAN KOLODIY
Admission (Limited seating!):
Molodist Sets #1 and #2 (start time 7:30 pm): $15
Molodist Set #2 only (starts 8:45 pm): $10
Molodist Shorts Set#1.....7:30 p.m.
Director: Andriy Kyryllov, Ukraine, 2015, 5 min.
Director: Illia Makarenko, Ukraine, 2016, 16 min.
Everything Will Be All Right
Director: Antonina Noiabrova, Ukraine, 2016, 16 min.
Director: Arkadiy Nepytaliuk, Ukraine, 2016, 23 min.
Q&A / break
Molodist Shorts Set#2.....8:45 p.m.
(Separate ticket purchase required if attending only Set#2)
Director: Vadym Shapran, Ukraine, 2016, 15 min.
You Will Be Able
Director: Nikita Tymoshchuk, Ukraine, 2016, 6 min.
Director: Marysia Nikitiuk, Ukraine, 2016, 21 min.
Director: Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraine, 2016, 11 min.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 online at Eventbrite
Heritage of the Nation (Spadok natsii)
Director: Oleksandr Tkachuk
Documentary. Ukraine, 2016, 80 min.
Film about embroidered shirts: symbolism, history, character and charm in popular culture, and personal stories.
Read the review on Etnoxata (in Ukrainian):
Heritage of a Nation a film for every Ukrainian
Director: Oleh Chorny. Ukraine, 2016, 24 min.
Armed with his brushes, the mural painter Gamlet Zinkivsky roams the streets of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, 20 km from the front line. The artist's initiative does not go unnoticed.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 online at Eventbrite
The Nest of the Turtledove (Hnizdo horlytsi)
Director: Taras Tkachenko
Narrative drama, Ukraine, 2016, 102 min.
A Ukrainian woman comes back to her native village leaving her working life in Italy behind.
It is a story that resonates for a generation of Ukrainian women - working in a foreign land to build a better future for their family back home. However, where there may be financial rewards, the personal costs may be high. Ukrainian woman, Darynka is returning home after several years working in Italy. She left for Italy to find work to support her family in Bukovyna in the central Eastern Carpathians of Ukraine. That work involves taking care of a wealthy Italian lawyer and his elderly mother. It is a lonely existence, she is totally dependent on her employers, the elderly woman treats her with disdain and the work is round the clock. The money offers her family an opportunity to escape the otherwise grinding poverty that would have marked their lives. It funds a new house, destined to be accommodation for visitors to this part of the Carpathian Mountains, her husband is building it, however he is doing it casually and slowly. However, while she was earning money abroad her family has slowly fallen apart. It all comes to a head upon her return. Her husband has developed a drinking problem, her daughter is in trouble, and Darynka has a secret of her own that she cannot share with her own husband. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? - Jared Morgan (edited)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
DOCUMENTARY FILM & BOOK PRESENTATION
Tickets: $10 online at Eventbrite
Halyna Myroshnychenko Kuzma: Ukrainian Music Kindergarten
Director: Volodymyr Artymyshyn
Documentary, USA, 2016, 38 min.
Volodymyr Artymyshyn, producer and editor of Halyna Myroshnychenko-Kuzma (HMK) Ukrainian Music Kindergarten, is a lifelong enthusiast of photography. He was co-producer, videographer and editor of the Ukrainian TV show "KONTAKT" in NYC from 1991 to 1996. As a young boy in the mid-1950s, Volodymyr was a student of the Ukrainian Music Kindergarten founded by HMK in NYC, and studied piano under HMK.
The video is voiced in Ukrainian, no subtitles, narrated in English. See HMK's musical adaptations of "Koza Dereza," "Kotyk Kiki" (Kitten Kiki) "Lystonosha" (The Letter Carrier"). She skillfully directed the cast of young children, playing various animal roles, singing with extraordinary enthusiasm, dressed in beautifully hand crafted costumes. Now after more than 50 years, one can see the astonishing work done by HMK, from archival film and audio recordings. This unique opportunity to showcase the extraordinary achievements and contributions to the USA history of the Ukrainian diaspora by HMK is delightful.
The book presentation of Halyna Myroshnychenko Kuzma will follow the video. The biography, written by Roman Yatsiv, is dedicated to the life and work of HMK, a great music enthusiast, a pianist, singer, teacher, artist and founder and supervisor of the Ukrainian Music Kindergarten in NYC. Special attention is paid to the pioneering methodology of HMK in children's music pedagogy.
The Ukrainian Museum's film series and traditional arts programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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