Archive for the ‘Film’ Category
The Department of World Languages, Literature, and Cultures
and Polish Studies at Cleveland State University
“Polak, Węgier, dwa bratanki
“Magyar, lengyel, két jó barát”
“The Pole and Magyar like brothers stand”
Central European Film Days
featuring Hungarian and Polish films
(with subtitles in English)
- FREE AND OPEN TO ALL -
November 6, 2015 – Friday
Fenn Tower, Room 10
CSU Main Campus
1983 East 24th Street
4:00 p.m. – Gods (Bogowie, 2014)
In the 1980s cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa works on the first heart transplant in Poland while fighting the system and his own demons.
6:30 p.m. – Control (Kontroll, 2003)
An award-winning film about a metaphoric and often funny journey in the Budapest subway system.
Between the films: Refreshments
November 7, 2015 â€“ Saturday
Fenn Tower, Room 102
CSU Main Campus
1983 East 24th Street
10:30 a.m. – Children of Glory (Szabadság, szerelem, 2006)
An award-winning, touching film commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet-led Communist rule.
Following the film: Discussion with Cleveland Hungarians, testimonies of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and refreshments
2:00 p.m. – Wałęsa. Man of hope (Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei, 2013)
Andrzej Wajda’s film portrait of Lech Wałęsa – the leader of the Solidarity movement in the 1980s.
Following the film: Discussion with Cleveland Poles about the Solidarity movement
This course is a non-credit course that will begin Wednesday, October 14 and meet weekly on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (no class on November 25). It will be taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka, our 2015 CSU Visiting Scholar and Kosciusko Fellow. The course meets from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Polish American Cultural Center in Slavic Village. The fee is $125.
Cinema Polska will explore contemporary Polish cinema with a different film shown each week. There will be an introduction to the film by Dr. Markiewka (and special guests) and discussion will follow after the film. This course is a wonderful complement to the series of Polish films currently being shown at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.
Announcing a new course!
Taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka, our 2015 CSU Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciusko Fellow
8-Week Class || Beginning Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-9:00 pm
Classes meet at the Polish American Cultural Center in Slavic Village
This is a non-credit course that will meet weekly on Wednesdays for 8-weeks. (No class on Wednesday, Nov. 25.)
The course will explore contemporary Polish cinema with a different film shown each week. There will be an introduction to the film by Dr. Markiewka (and special guests) and discussion will follow after the film.
This course is a wonderful complement to the series of Polish films currently being shown at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.
There is a fee for this course.
Further details coming soon!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
90-minute film to air on WVIZ/PBS ideastream- World Channel, 25.3
Sunday June 1st, 8:00-9:30pm
Monday June 2nd, Midnight-1:30am
Monday June 2nd, 8:00am-9:30am
Monday June 2nd, 2:00-3:30pm
CHICAGO – February 14, 2014 — Narrated by Catholic activist and actor Martin Sheen, Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth is the remarkable true story of Polish martyr and 20th century hero of human rights, Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko. The dramatic 90-minute film, presented by WTTW National Productions and distributed nationally by American Public Television.
Father Jerzy was the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland, who was later murdered by the Communists for speaking the truth in a country full of propaganda, oppression and social injustice. “Totalitarian systems destroy man because they captivate his inside, his thoughts, free will and conscience. The only efficient defense against these systems is the Truth,” he said.
It was Father Jerzy’s strong faith, conviction and courage that mobilized a nation to stand united against the Communist regime in Poland. At his funeral, an estimated one million people surrounded his church in Warsaw and as one, they promised to continue his struggle for freedom through non-violence. Present at the funeral, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said, “Rest in peace, Father Jerzy. Solidarity is alive because you gave your life for it.”
Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth was awarded first place in the documentary category at the 28th International Catholic Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said “…This film is a must-see for all who believe in the rights of religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and those who are lovers of freedom and defenders of the truth.”
Father Jerzy was beatified on June 6, 2010 in Warsaw and is expected to be canonized in the near future.
Enjoy the Paderewski program produced by the Emmy Award winning “Applause” on Channel 25 WVIZ ideastream®
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President Bronislaw Komorowski’s remarks from the meeting with Polonia at Polish-American Cultural Center.
Mariusz Kotowski is a Polish-born film director and producer. He has gained a reputation for cinematic portrayals that are atypical of both Hollywood and independent film styles and that cleverly mix different film approaches into a cohesive whole.
Stanisław Kwiatkowski, absolwent Szkoły Glównej Planowania i Statystyki (SGH) w Warszawie i Szkoły Filmowej w Lodzi. Od 1978 roku mieszka w USA. Wieloletni redaktor naczelny miesięcznika kulturalnego Forum, wydawanego przez Polsko Amerykańskie Centrum Kultury w Cleveland. Autor szeregu opowiadań i książki “Niedokończony lot”.