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Thursday-Sunday Apr 27-30 2017

UMFF!
2017 UKRAINIAN MUSEUM FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30
Independent film from Ukraine and the U.S

JOIN US FOR THE U.S. PREMIERES
OF ALL FILMS SCREENING AT UMFF 2017

(except The Nest of the Turtledove, shown in March at the Ukrainian Institute of America)

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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

Limited seating!
Tickets: $15 online at Eventbrite

The Sky is Falling: Three Months In the Life of Ustym Holodnyuk
Director: Volodymyr Tykhyy
Documentary
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

 


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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
or
Molodist Set #2 only (starts 8:45 pm): $10

Molodist Shorts Set#1.....7:30 p.m.
Be Back
Director: Andriy Kyryllov, Ukraine, 2015, 5 min.
Homefront
Director: Illia Makarenko, Ukraine, 2016, 16 min.
Everything Will Be All Right
Director: Antonina Noiabrova, Ukraine, 2016, 16 min.
Blood Sausage
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)
Must Escape
Director: Vadym Shapran, Ukraine, 2016, 15 min.
You Will Be Able
Director: Nikita Tymoshchuk, Ukraine, 2016, 6 min.
Rabies
Director: Marysia Nikitiuk, Ukraine, 2016, 21 min.
The End
Director: Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraine, 2016, 11 min.

 


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Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
DOCUMENTARIES

Limited seating!
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

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Rain Project
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.

 


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Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
FEATURE FILM

Limited seating!
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)

 


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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.

 


New York City Department of Cultural Affairs  

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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Sunday Dec 11 2016
thru Sep 3

Exhibition — CIM

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CIM is an exhibition that plays on the notion of the collective, and what cultural and ethnic topographies bind first and second generation Ukrainian-American and Ukrainian born artists from the New York City area. The word “CIM” means "seven" in Ukrainian, and this exhibition convenes seven individual experiences as a collective of artists working in a wide range of styles and media. The seven contemporary artists participating in this group exhibition are Luba Drozd, Adriana Farmiga, Maya Hayuk, Roman M. Hrab, Yuri Masnyj, Christina Shmigel, and Marko Shuhan.

Finding a thread to connect the artists and their practices can sometimes prove to be elusive in group shows. The artists in this show produce work that ranges from the abstract to the representational to the conceptual, from object-based to installation scale work, incorporating drawing, painting, sculpture, and video and sound. Despite this variance, a dialogue bridging the aesthetic, the figurative, the tangible and the intangible is established between the artists and the works chosen for this exhibition by guest curator Roman Hrab.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
A softcover, color illustrated, bi-lingual (English and Ukrainian) catalogue titled CIM accompanies the exhibition. In addition to the guest curator's introduction, the catalogue includes transcripted interviews with the seven participating artists conducted by Olena Chervonik, Daniel W. Dietrich II Curatorial Fellow in Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. The one-on-one interaction between artist and commentator serves to amplify the viewer's discourse with the exhibited works of art.

More about CIM: ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_161211_CIM.html


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Tel: 212.228.0110
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Saturday Mar 25 2017
thru Sep 24

Exhibition — PYSANKA: Guardian of Life

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Nearly 400 pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) from the Museum's permanent collection complemented by a selection of rushnyky (ritual cloths) and thematic glass paintings by Jaroslava Surmach Mills. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the award-winning documentary film Pysanka (15 min., English) by Slavko Nowytski, which demonstrates the process of creating these traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.

More about PYSANKA: ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_170325pysanky.html


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Sunday Apr 9 2017
thru Sep 24

Exhibition — THE BASKETWEAVERS OF IZA
In photographs by Anna Voitenko

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Captured in Anna Voitenko's award-winning photo-project are the inhabitants of the old village of Iza, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine and home to many generations of famous basketweavers. Voitenko is a Ukrainian photographer known for her projects documenting unique locations, occupations, and traditions. She is fascinated by interesting lifestyles and places and is dedicated to capturing and preserving the diversity of human customs and crafts. Her photo-story about the remarkable mono-craft Carpathian village Iza garnered a prestigious Photographer of the Year award in 2009. The exhibition The Basketweavers of Iza iscomprised of 27 photographs (large prints up to 28x36 inches) and a selection of baskets made in Iza.

More about IZA: www.ukrainianmuseum.org/ex_170409_iza.html


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Wednesday Feb 15 2017
thru Apr 30

Exhibition — Revolution of Dignity. Art Exhibit: Images from Ukraine's Maidan, 2013–2014

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The Maidan protests in the winter of 2013–2014 spurred an enormous outpouring of creative expression among participants and supporters, within Ukraine and across the global community: from visual art to musical productions, from performances to poetry. These creative works invoked the joys and the horrors of protest and inspired the current exhibition, which is presenting visual art from the following Kyiv artists throughout the US and Ukraine: Julia Beliaeva, Gleb Vysheslavskyy, Anton Hauk, Olena Golub, Marianna Honcharenko, Andriy Yermolenko, Nick Zavilinskyi, Marian Luniv, Olexa Mann, Roman Mykhailiuk, Anastasia Nekypila, Maria Pavlenko, Ivan Semesyuk, Andrey Sidorenko, Tetiana Rusetska, Irena Khovanets, and Oksana Chepelyk.


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East Sixth Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Saturday Jan 1 2017
thru Apr 30

Exhibition — Life in Wood

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Selections of everyday and decorative objects made of wood from the Museum's permanent collection. The use of wood for the production of vital, indispensable, as well as decorative objects was a highly developed and widely distributed phenomenon in Ukraine with origins reaching ancient times. Woodcarving is a major branch of Ukrainian folk art. Works of professional artists were influenced by universal trends, styles, and demands of the clientele. Folk artisans, on the other hand, were more conservative. They strictly adhered to traditional styles and used decorative motifs with a deeply symbolic meaning which according to their beliefs possessed magical powers. Nevertheless, this conservatism did allow for innovations and originality often introduced by talented artisans, as long as they were contained within a traditional framework.


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(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212.228.0110
Wed. thru Sun. 11:30am-5pm


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