Thursday, October 16, 2014

Polish Films All Weekend In Austin, Including Part Two of the Scorsese-Selected Polish Classics


An important reminder from AFS Director Of Programming Chale Nafus:

The 9th annual Austin Polish Film Festival opens tonight (Oct 16) and runs through Sunday at the Marchesa.

As always, there is a wealth of exciting, challenging new Polish features, ranging from the marriage-on-the-rocks LOVING to the sweet coming-of-age ONE WAY TICKET TO THE MOON, whose lead actor Filip Pławiak will be in attendance. Polish film critic/professor/festival curator Zbigniew Banaś will be introducing many of the films in the festival.

Long-time world-class filmmaker Andrzej Wajda is represented by his latest masterpiece, WALESA, about the dock worker/union leader who lit the fuse igniting the beginning the long struggle for freedom from Soviet tyranny over Poland.

Continuing the classic Polish film series which AFS began in September, APFF and AFS will be showing four more of the masterpieces selected by Martin Scorsese. Here's a trailer for the fest.

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