The 13th Annual New York Polish Film Festival
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Sunday, May 7, 2017
Opening Night Gala /Tribute to Andrzej Wajda
Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, New York
All other screenings at:
Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York
Tickets: Opening Night: $25 / students $20
Other screenings: $20 / students $15
Festival Pass for all films: $90
This year’s edition of the New York Polish Film Festival will showcase 18 documentary, short and feature films at the legendary Anthology Film Archives. Aside from presenting the newest Polish productions, the festival will also honor the recently deceased Andrzej Wajda, New York Polish Film Festival Honorary Patron for many years, by opening the festival with his last film, Afterimage, introduced by Martin Scorsese, and also with a Saturday screening of Ashes and Diamonds.
The festival will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Wajda Film School in Warsaw with screenings of its students’ short, documentary, and “first feature” projects including films by Marcin Wrona, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Bartosz Konopka, Piotr Bernas, Maciej Marczewski, Marcin Sauter and Vahram Mkhitaryan.
Other films screened will include The Last Family, an award-winning debut by Jan P. Matuszynski, United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski, Kamper by Lukasz Grzegorzek, Blindness by Ryszard Bugajski, Planet Single by Mitja Okron, Strange Heaven by Dariusz Gajewski and The Lure by Agnieszka Smoczynska, which has recently been taking America by storm.
On May 3rd, MoMA will screen How to Be Loved by Wojciech Jerzy Has, with an introduction by Professor Annette Insdorf, following a signing of her latest book Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has. This event is part of the week-long celebration of the cinema of Wojciech Has at MoMA and MoMI.
The festival will end with a special screening of the film Smolensk by Antoni Krauze.
The New York Polish Film Festival was founded in 2005 by Hanna Kosinska Hartowicz, who also serves as its artistic director.
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