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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


February 2017


Feb 26   Movie Tiger Hunter at the NW Film Forum
Feb 25   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Montlake Library
  K. Kamiński Recites Norwid's Poetry at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 18   Polish Festival Shows How to Make Pierogi at Edible City in MOHAI
  Valentine's Day Masquerade Party at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 17   Movie Man of Marble by Andrzej Wajda at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 15 & 20   Movie Afterimage by Andrzej Wajda at the Portland International FF
Feb 15   Lecture & Panel Discussion About Polish-Jewish Relations at the UW
Feb 14   Alex Herbst Honored with a Quilt of Valor at the Polish Cultural Center
Feb 12 & 18   Movie All These Sleepless Nights at the Portland International FF
Feb 10   Democracy and Administrative Contacts in Poland at the UW
Feb 5   Short Film Bobo's Metamorphoses at the Children Film Festival
Feb 4-27   Exhibition About Poles Saving the Jews in WWII  at the UW

Poles Saving Jews

Tribute to Andrzej Wajda

Valentine Day Party


Feb 26, 6 pm: Movie Tiger Hunter at the NW Film Forum

The Seattle Polish Film Festival co-presents the movie Tiger Hunter directed by Lena Khan and starring Danny Pudi who is half-Polish. This 2016 comedy is a story of a young Indian immigrant who is not successful in establishing his new life, but hopes to convince his sweetheart from the old country that he is in fact very successful with the help of his friends.    

 

Where: at NW Film Forum in Seattle, as part of the Seattle American Asian Film Festival

More: movie and director info

Feb 25, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at the Montlake Library

The book for the meeting is once more Powrót niedoskonały by Marcin Bruczkowski, published by Znak in 2013. Mr. Bruczkowski, 51, is an English major graduate who after a decade in Japan and then another in Singapore returned to Poland and parlayed his experience into a bestseller Sleepless in Tokyo in 2004. Powrót is his fifth book, looking satirically at Polish society through a far east eyes. This is an open meeting, drop by even if you haven't read the book.

 

Where: at the Montlake library in Seattle; admission free, in Polish

More: about the book, Polish Book Club

Feb 25, 7:30 pm:  K. Kamiński Recites Norwid's Poetry at the Polish Cultural Center

Cyprian Norwid

The Polish Cultural Center presents Krzysztof Kamiński in the program in Polish Cyprian Kamil Norwid - zapomniany wielki polski poeta. Norwid (1821-1883) was a very original poet, playwright and artist whose genius was recognized only after his death. Mr. Kaminski is a theatre, film & TV actor known for promoting Polish poetry thrugh performances as well as CDs.

    

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; tickets $20 presale, $25 at the door

More: about Norwid, about K. Kamiński, for tickets & info please contact Asia Jeziorska 425-417-9548, Barbara Strutynska 425-746-3037 or Lucyna Blonska 206-992-6821

Feb 18, 12:15 pm: Polish Festival Shows How to Make Pierogi at Edible City in MOHAI

The Museum of History and Industry presents the Edible City a delicious journey, Family Day with FESTAL featuring delicious food from all over the world as well as performances by African, Bollywood and Filipino dance groups and exotic arts and crafts. Polish Festival Seattle has been invited to show how to make pierogi - you can watch it from 12:15 to 1:15 pm.

    

Where: at Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, free for MOHAI members,  or included with the Museum admission, all day from 10 am to 5 pm; Pierogi making demo at the Lakefront Pavilion.

More: Detailed program of the event

Feb 18, 7 pm: Valentine's Day Masquerade Party at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Scout Troop Kaszuby invites everybody to the Valentine's Day Masquerade Party. Attractions include music by live DJ Kazik and prizes for the best masks and costumes. Dinner menu available from 6 pm to 9 pm; the bar will be open as usual as well.  Plus, babysitting provided on location by the scouts! Have fun! This event is a fundraiser for the Troop trip to the International Scout Jamboree in Montreal, Canada.

    

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; tickets $20 presale, $25 at the door; tea, coffee and pastries in the price of the ticket

More: the Masquerade Party poster, for tickets & info please contact Marysia Radka also at 425-736-2430 or Monica Posluszny, also at 206-458-5720. Masks not required but highly recommended!

Feb 17, 7:30 pm: Movie Man of Marble by Wajda at the Polish Cultural Center

Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the remastered version of Man of Marble as a tribute to director Andrzej Wajda, who recently passed away. Starring Jerzy Radziwiłowicz as the title bricklayer and Krystyna Janda as a young filmmaker uncovering reasons for his rise and fall, this 1976 movie shed an unprecedented critical light on the communist regime machinations both in 1950s and in 1970s Poland.

Evening schedule: 7:30 pm setup & film intro, 8:00 pm screening

    

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free

More: about the movie, Wajda's site, the Club site, The film is available in BlueRay on Amazon.

Feb 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Lecture & Panel About Polish-Jewish Relations at the UW

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents a lecture and a discussion: Exploring Polish-Jewish Relations with Lila Cohen, Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee and Mariusz Brymora, Consul General of Poland in Los Angeles. The speakers will discuss Polish-Jewish relations in historical context through WWII to the most recent Jewish culture revival in Poland. The discussion will be followed by the official opening of the exhibit in the Allen Library.

 

Where: room 120, Communications Building on the UW campus in Seattle

More: UW PSEC, the exhibit at the Allen Library North Lobby open during library hours

Feb 15 & 20: Movie Afterimage by Wajda at the Portland International FF

Bogusław Linda

The 40th Portland International Film Festival presents Afterimage / Powidoki, the last movie directed by Andrzej Wajda. The film starring Bogusław Linda depicts life of artist Władysław Strzemński, a pioneer of Polish Constructivist avant-garde in 1920s and 1930s. After WWII he was persecuted by the Stalinist regime and expelled from the art school in Łódź that he founded. Wajda was a painter before switching to film. The movie is Poland's entry to this year's edition of Oscars.

    

Where: at the Portland International Film Festival in Portland, OR

More: about movie at PIFF, Strzemiński, Wajda's site

 Feb 14, 6 pm: Alex Herbst Honored with a Quilt of Valor at the Polish Cultural Center

Cpt. Herbst in 2015

The Polish Cultural Center invites everybody to a ceremony awarding a Quilt of Valor to Mr. Alex Herbst, a WWII fighter pilot flying Spitfires with the famous Polish RAF squadrons 303 & 308 in missions over Great Britain and Europe. This honor is bestowed by the Quilts of Valor Foundation to American and allied veterans. Polish Consul General Mariusz Brymora and Honorary Consul Teresa Davis will attend the ceremony. Update: photo album from the event.

    

Where: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free

More: about Cpt. Herbst and a documentary film about him, Quilts of Valor Foundation, for more info contact Krystof Poraj-Kuczewski or call 206 295 3533

Feb 12 & 18: Movie All these Sleepless Nights by Marczak at the Portland International FF

The 40th Portland International Film Festival presents movie All These Sleepless Nights / Wszystkie nieprzespane noce directed by Michał Marczak. The film tells a story of two art college students during a hot summer in Warsaw, following their youthful restlessness, curiosity and search for emotional intimacy. The movie was screened at the Sundance and other international film festivals.

    

Where: at the Portland International Film Festival in Portland, OR

More: about movie at PIFF, interview with Marczak at Sundance

Feb 10, 3:30 pm: Democracy and Administrative Contacts in Poland at the UW

Tiffany Grobelski

The UW Dept. of Geography presents a colloquium: Democracy by Energy Transition: The Politics of Administrative Legal Contact Zones in Poland by Tiffany Grobelski. Dr. Grobelski is a recent graduate of the Department. The talk discusses how the governmental accountability and the administrative laws are reshaped by citizens' campaigns related to energy issues based on grassroots campaigns in Cracow (regarding air pollution) and in Żurawlów (regarding gas exploration).

 

Where: room 304 in Smith Bldg, on the UW campus in Seattle, a reception to follow at Smith 411

More: Talk summary

Feb 5, 11:30 am: Short film Bobo's Metamorphoses at the NW Film Forum

The Children Film Festival Seattle 2017 presents film Bobo's Metamorphosis by Polish animator Daria Kopiec. This 16:35 min movie about a boy turned into a fly as a punishment for his laziness is part of the Pure Imagination screening at the Children Film Festival Seattle 2017. Another screening of the movie is on Jan 28 (the director will be present only at the Jan 28 screening).

 

Where: at NW Film Forum in Seattle; tickets $11 general, $8 children & discounted

More: Children Film Festival site short program info

Feb 4 - 27: Exhibition About Poles Saving the Jews in WWII at the UW

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee presents the exhibition: They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During Holocaust about Poles trying to save the Jews during WWII. The stories of the rescuers and survivors are told through a historical narrative and archival photos in a context of Polish-Jewish relations. This event is supported by the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles and by the American Jewish Committee of Seattle.

 

Where: the North Lobby at the Allen Library on the UW campus in Seattle, during library hours

More: UW PSEC, also see a note about lecture and discussion panel on Polish-Jewish Relations.

 
 

© 2017  Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński