The largest single collection of Polish art is not in Poland, but in India. A special exhibit brings it home, at least for a visit, attracting thousands of visitors to a visual feast.
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 – Fall
Agnieszka Holland’s latest film is dedicated to Marek Edleman, the legendary leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and evokes passages of his book: “And there was love, too, in the ghetto…”
The children of post-war Polish exiles, scattered across the world, are forming virtual communities. Together they are telling their history, refusing to leave it in the hands of those who don’t know… or don’t want to know.
The photo was unmistakably me, in Nehru shirt and bell bottoms, a cigarette dangling rakishly in my right hand… on the front page of Czechoslovakia’s Socialist Union of Youth newspaper. Of course it was all a misunderstanding – but nothing was easy to explain back then. My father thrust the [...]
Chicago-based filmmaker Chris Swider discusses his award-winning documentary, and why he chose to focus on the youngest “enemies of the State.”
Recovery following a near fatal stroke unlocks memories buried for more than 50 years, which Marian Kołodziej renders into pen and ink drawings covering several rooms of his Labyrinth in the town of Harmęże, Poland. Ron Schmidt’s brilliant film allows you to enter that labyrinth, alone and in silence.
Polish Movie Nite: Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”
The following essay by Arden Sherman is the third in this six-part column for CR. Developed during Polish Movie Nite, a series of film screenings at The Polish Club in San Francisco, these texts aim to introduce a wide variety of films that might be classified “Polish.” Following Erica Levin’s [...]
Oriana, a former journalist and community college instructor, now teaches poetry workshops. Her awards include The New Letters Award, Felix Pollack Award, and a residency at Yaddo. Her poems, essays, and translations have been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry 1992, New Letters, Nimrod, The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, Texas Review, Wisconsin Review, American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Spoon River Review, and many other journals and anthologies.