Archive for August, 2015

Polish Studies at CSU. 2015 Fall Semester

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

POLISH STUDIES
New Course Calling All Students

New Course Just Added!!

MLA 255 Western European Film (3 credits)

Taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka
2015 CSU Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciuszko Fellow

Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:30 – 1:45 pm
Fenn Tower, Room 10

Fulfills a General Education Requirement in “Arts and Humanities”!

This course will analyze and discuss recent European movies—with an emphasis on Polish films—to understand national identity and culture.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Horowitz, Director of Polish Studies, at: e.horowitz@csuohio.edu
or 216-687-4511.

“Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” Part II

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The schedule:

SUN 9/13 4:00 PM THE WEDDING
THU 9/17 6:45 PM THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER
THU 9/17 8:15 PM JUMP
THU 9/24 6:45 PM INNOCENT SORCERERS
SAT 9/26 8:15 PM THE PROMISED LAND
TUE 9/29 7:00 PM BLACK CROSS shown at the Capitol Theatre
SAT 10/3 7:00 PM PROVINCIAL ACTORS
SAT 10/3 9:05 PM TO KILL THIS LOVE
TUE 10/6 7:00 PM THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT shown at the Capitol Theatre
THU 10/8 6:45 PM ILLUMINATION
THU 10/8 8:35 PM CAMOUFLAGE
SAT 10/10 5:00 PM THE CONSTANT FACTOR
SUN 10/11 6:30 PM PHARAOH
THU 10/15 6:45 PM EROICA (HEROISM)
THU 10/15 8:30 PM NIGHT TRAIN
FRI 10/23 7:30 PM A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING
SAT 10/24 5:00 PM MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS
SUN 10/25 4:00 PM AUSTERIA (THE INN)

Unless noted below, admission to Cinematheque films is $9; members, CIA I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $7. A second film on the same day generally costs an additional $7. Currently all tickets are sold only at the door, cash/check only. Free parking for available in two Cleveland Institute of Art lots accessed from E. 117th Street: Lot 73 and the Annex Lot. Moviegoers should enter the building thorough entrances C or D (both face E. 117th St.) or entrance E (which faces E. 116th St.).

“Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” Part I

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will show 50 films during September and October, including 18 restored classics in a series entitled “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.” Forty-seven of the films will show in the Cinematheque’s new, state-of-the-art Peter B. Lewis Theater inside the new Cleveland Institute of Art building at 11610 Euclid Avenue. The other three will be offsite Cinematheque screenings showing at the Capitol Theater at W. 65th and Detroit.

The films will be a mix of new international films, film classics (most in new digital restorations) and worthy second-run films. The Cinematheque has presented the same mix of the old and the new throughout its 30-year history. As always, every movie shown will be a Cleveland exclusive at the time of its showing, and formats will include both digital and film.

The series “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” will run from September 13 through October 25. It consists of 18 Polish film classics from the 1950s through the 1980s that Scorsese hand-picked to circulate throughout North America as part of this overview. Scorsese says: “These are films that have great emotional and visual power. They are serious films that, with their depth, stand up to repeated viewings. The themes in these films will resonate, as they did profoundly for me…There are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series, and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s really an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters.”

The retrospective includes WWII dramas, historical epics, love stories, a cult fantasy, modern social dramas, contemporary moral inquiries, and a couple of comedies. The directors represented comprise a who’s who of Polish cinema, one of the world’s great film traditions. All filmmakers are represented with major works, and some especially significant auteurs (Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Zanussi) have multiple movies in the series, creating mini retrospectives within the larger exhibition. Two of the Polish films will show at the Capitol Theatre.