KINO/VAR is the collected filmworks of Sergey Levchin.


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Born in Kiev, the younger son of the late poet Rafael Levchin. Emigrated from Ukraine in 1991, in family's tow, and settled in Chicago, nearly joining a hasidic sect en route. Earned a bachelors degree from St. John's College, Annapolis and a masters degree in Russian literature from Columbia University. After four largely unhappy years, resigned fellowship and left the university for reasons too flimsy to rehearse here. Subsequently worked as a translator, screenwriter, film critic, furniture builder, cameraman... concurrently, and in no particular order. 
Lives in Brooklyn, NY.

call: nine1seven 714 9610. write: lestimides at gmail