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Film Screening. Black Level

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The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor the film series Four by Valentyn Vasyanovych at the Museum of the Moving Image. Join us for a screening of Vasyanovych’s 2017 film Black Level.

Dir. Valentyn Vasyanovych. Ukraine. 2017, 91 mins. No dialogue. With Konstantin Mohnach, Kateryna Molchanova.

On the cusp of his fiftieth birthday, Kostya, a wedding photographer who earns his living capturing others’ happiest moments, finds his life has fallen apart. His former lover is marrying someone else. His father has been paralyzed by a stroke. His old cat is dying. Shot by Vasyanovych himself, this wordless film is an exquisitely composed, slow-burn depiction of a man on the edge of despair.


Use code valentyn20 at checkout for a 20% discount.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.



Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27

The Ukrainian director Valentyn Vasyanovych makes films of icy beauty and brittle humanity. Beginning with 2017’s Black Level, he has honed a tableau aesthetic defined by an eerily cadenced sense of composition that hearkens back to the silent era, while looking forward to an inhospitable future and our tentative place within it. On the occasion of the New York premiere of Vasyanovych’s latest film, Reflection, in First Look 2022, MoMI invites audiences to consider Vasyanovych’s three narrative features as a poetic triptych, while also looking to the filmmaker’s key early documentary (Crepuscule) and a charming early short (Counterclockwise). Learn More >