THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION at Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Anthology Film Archives,
The Polish Film Insitute,
National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA), and the Polish Cultural Institute present The 70th Anniversary of Polish Animation
Fri, Dec 8, 7:30 pm
Program 1: Realpolitik Of Cinema
Sat, Dec 9, 7:30 pm
Program 2: Symmetries and Colors
Sun, Dec 10, 7:30pm
Program 3: The Adventure of Otherness
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: $11 General Admission; $9 Students and seniors; $7 AFA Members, and children (12 & under)
The Polish Cultural Institute New York, the Polish Film Institute and National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute(FINA) join forces to present a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Polish animation. This comprehensive program is a survey of Poland’s finest animation from the past seventy years. Polish animated filmmakers have drawn on their homeland’s rich tradition of graphic art, avant-garde theater, and puppetry to create some of the most technically sophisticated, darkly satiric, and fantastical animation in the world.
Three-evening presentation at the Anthology Film Archives charts the development of artistic forms in Polish animation from the late 1950s to the late 80s. Abstraction and a minimalistic language of political satire are the main elements unifying these films, as well as a focus on the drama of everyday routine – its repetitive rhythm veiling the mystery of the human condition. The series also attempts to highlight the role of women in the history of Polish animation, providing a rare opportunity to see films not only by Franciszka Themerson, Lucja Mroz Raynoch, and Zofia Oraczewska, but also by Danuta Adamska Strus, Alina Maliszewska, and Ewa Bibanska. With all the works showcased here screening from imported 35mm prints provided by the National Film Archives, this series represents a very special opportunity to celebrate one of the most glorious chapters in the history of animation.
Guest-curated by Adriana Prodeus. Presented by Anthology Film Archives, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, the Polish Film Institute, and the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute.
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