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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center


February 2018

Feb 28   Polish Film Night at the UW Film Club
Feb 19   Movie Spoor by Agnieszka Holland at the Portland International FF 
Feb 17   The History Keepers Warkshop in Seattle
Feb 16   Movie Strawberry Wine at the Polish Cultural Center 
Feb 10   Valentine's Dance Party at the Polish Cultural Center 
Feb 2-3   Janusz Olejniczak in Concert in Vancouver, BC

Polish shorts at the UW

Feb 28, 7:30 pm: Polish Film Night at the UW Film Club

The Univ.of Washington Film Club presents seven Polish animated short films including three Oscar nominees and two Oscar winners for best animated short film. Introduced by the Polish Fulbright scholar at the UW,  Justyna Budzik. Dr. Budzik is a Professor at the Univ. of Silesia in Katowice, Poland and an expert on Polish films.


Where: Dempsey 112 at the University of Washington campus in Seattle

More: event poster

Feb 19, 7:30 pm: Movie Spoor by Agnieszka Holland at the Portland International FF

The 41st Portland International Film Festival presents Spoor / Pokot, directed by Agnieszka Holland. The movie is a mixture of a fairy tale and an environmental thriller based on the novel by Olga Tokarczuk. Agnieszka Holland is a renown director with three Oscar nominations. The movie is Poland's entry to this year's edition of the Oscars.


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

More: about the movie at PIFF, about Agnieszka Holland

Feb 17, 12 - 5:30 pm: We Are History Keepers! Workshop in Seattle

This is a return of a very popular workshop. The Ethnic Heritage Council and the UW Libraries present A Free Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Our Community. UW and MOHAI archivists/specialists will discuss such how-to topics as preserving historical records, including photographs and papers, and to collect oral histories.


Where: at the Northwest African American Museum; admission is free but registration is required, please visit reservation RSVP

More: Ethnic Heritage Council website

Feb 16, 7 pm: Movie Strawberry Wine by D. Jabłoński at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents a 2009 comedy-drama Strawberry Wine / Wino truskawkowe, directed by Dariusz Jabłoński. The film, overtly about a big city cop landing at remote post in Polish Beskid Mountains, captures the mood of the novel Tales of Galicia by Andrzej Stasiuk, on which it is based. Introduced by Justyna Budzik, in English w/ Polish subtitles.

Evening schedule: 7 pm socializing & film intro, 7:30 pm screening 


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

More: Rotten Tomato about the movie, about Tales of Galicia, the Club site

Feb 10, from 7 pm: Valentine's Dance Party at the Polish Cultural Center

Get your beau or belle and come to Valentine's Dance Party! Doors open at 7 pm, dance with DJ Filip from 8 pm. Polish restaurant invites from 7 pm till 10 pm, the bar will be open as usual from 7 pm as well.


Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; tickets $15 regular, $10 members

More: for reservations and more info please call Asia Jeziorska at 425-417-9548 or Lucyna Blonska at 206-992-6821.

Feb 2 & 3, 7:30 pm: Janusz Olejniczak in Concert in Vancouver, BC

Janusz Olejniczak

The Vancouver Chopin Society presents a piano concert by Janusz Olejniczak. Mr. Olejniczak is one of the best Polish pianists concerting all over the world, he was the youngest award winner at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970. The first part of the concert will be played on a historical piano. A film about Chopin, starring Mr. Olejniczak will be played at 4:15 pm before the concert; a reception will follow the concert

Organized by the Vancouver Chopin Society. A concert by Rafal Blechacz, the winner of the 2005 Chopin Competition, is scheduled on April 22, 2018.


Where: at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC; concert info and tickets

More: Olejniczak's website, Vancouver Chopin Society, Blechacz's site


2018  Ryszard Kott

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