Films

The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Marian Kołodziej
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Marian Kołodziej

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 presents Susannah Magers & In The Name of Their Mothers
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Susannah Magers & In The Name of Their Mothers

Polish Movie Nite: Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”

Polish Movie Nite presents Arden Sherman & Knife in the Water
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Arden Sherman & Knife in the Water

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.”

Polish Movie Nite presents Julian Myers & Chris Fitzpatrick: Wajda’s The Promised Land
2011 Vol 3. No. 2 — Summer / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Julian Myers & Chris Fitzpatrick: Wajda’s The Promised Land

Polish Movie Nite: Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”

Polish Movie Nite presents Erica Levin: Kieślowski’s Camera Buff
2011 Vol 3. No. 2 — Summer / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Erica Levin: Kieślowski’s Camera Buff

Polish Movie Nite: Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”

Poland: Once Again the Wellspring for the Greatest Arabian Horses in the World
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 — Spring / Films

Poland: Once Again the Wellspring for the Greatest Arabian Horses in the World

Their story is told in Path to Glory, a film that will premiere in the US in April and in Poland in August. Justine Jablonska interviews directors Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum.

The Polish-Arabian Horse: A Very Brief History
2011 Vol. 3 No. 1 — Spring / Films

The Polish-Arabian Horse: A Very Brief History

The history of the Polish-Arabian horse is complex and fascinating. Here’s a very brief snapshot.

“New Zealand on Screen” Releases New Film
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 — Fall / Films

“New Zealand on Screen” Releases New Film

The 1966 documentary tells the story of 734 Polish children who were adopted by New Zealand in 1944 as WWII refugees.

YPCPA Presents Ottawa Premiere of Mary Skinner’s Film, Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers
2010 Vol. 2 No. 3 — Fall / Films

YPCPA Presents Ottawa Premiere of Mary Skinner’s Film, Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers

The event attracted an audience of academics, parliamentarians, students & a large general audience.

The Officer’s Wife: A Conversation with Director Piotr Uzarowicz
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Films / Interviews

The Officer’s Wife: A Conversation with Director Piotr Uzarowicz

Piotr Uzarowicz’s grandfather was one the officers murdered at Katyń. His moving film examines how a political conspiracy of silence left bare his family’s wounds of war.

CR Recommends Four Grand Documentaries
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Films

CR Recommends Four Grand Documentaries

• Children in Exile
• Modjeska, Woman Triumphant
• Nine Days That Changed the World
• The Soviet Story

Peter Raina: Love, Politics, Betrayal
2010 Vol. 2 No.1 — Spring / Films / Interviews

Peter Raina: Love, Politics, Betrayal

When a historian from Kashmir fell in love with Poland and a Polish woman, both love affairs ended tragically.

Tricky Polish Love: Sztuczki
2009 — Spring / Films

Tricky Polish Love: Sztuczki

I was charmed by it, and wiped away more than one tear. I want to describe the film and what I liked about it, but also to place it in its Polish context.