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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center


August 2020

Aug 27 - Sep 16

  Late Summer Nostalgic Movies at PFF Miami

Aug 28   Virtual Polish Book Club Meeting on Zoom
  Beyond the Battle of Warsaw a Kosciuszko Foundation webinar
Aug 26

  Flavor of Poland, Ep.3: Rzeszów on KCTS9

Aug 22

  Polish Home Happy Hour w/ Sala on Zoom

Aug 19

  Flavor of Poland, Ep.2: Warszawa on KCTS9

Aug 12

  Flavor of Poland, Ep.1: Kraków on KCTS9


  Movie Radioactive on Amazon Prime

August   Polish summer picnics cancelled

Radioactive on Prime

Aug 27 - Sep 16: Late Summer Nostalgic Movies at PFF Miami

Goodby Till Tomorrow

The Polish Film Festival Miami and the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC present a cinematic retrospective Late Summer Nostalgia. All movies in Polish with English subtitles.

Streaming available at different times at your convenience

     8/27 - 9/2  Goodbye Till Tomorrow / Do widzenia, do jutra (1960) by Janusz Morgenstern, drama

     8/27 - 9/9   Double Trouble / Tarapaty (2017) by Marta Karwowska, family adventure

     9/3   - 9/9   Papusza (2013) by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, biopic

     9/10 - 9/16  Strawberry Wine / Wino truskawkowe (2007) by Dariusz Jabłoński, drama

Where: PFF Miami site streaming is free but you need to register

More: registration required, available at the site

Aug 8 - Sep 4: Kids Animations for Vacations at PFF Miami

In a rare show of Polish movies for kids in the USA, the Polish Film Festival Miami and the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC present a special event Animations for Vacations with three animated short movies in one screening. All movies in Polish, versions with English subtitles available


     13'  Milek From the Black Forest / Miłek z Czarnego Lasu

     13'  Flax / Len

     13'  It's Quite True! / To pewna wiasomość


Where: PFF Miami site, streaming is $5.99 for all three movies together

More: check out Double Trouble / Tarapaty film that is part of the Late Summer Nostalgia program

Aug 28, 8 am: Beyond the Battle of Warsaw

The Kosciuszko Foundation Online Programs present the webinar Beyond the Battle of Warsaw, The Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920 in Western Geopolitics by Piotr Puchalski. Dr. Puchalski is an Assistant Professor of modern European history at the Pedagogical University in Cracow. The Battle of Warsaw, fought on August 12-25, 1920, also known as the Miracle on the Vistula, was a turning point of the war that established the independence of newly emerging Poland from the old powers.


Where: on Zoom by the Kosciuszko Foundation, free registration here

More: Detailed webinar description

Aug 28, at 7 pm: Virtual Polish Book Club Meeting on Zoom

Polish Book Club invites to the August meeting on Zoom. The book to discuss is  Zimowla by Dominika Słowik published by Wyd. Znak in 2019. Słowik, 32 is an award winning writer; Zimowla is her second book and it won the Polityka Passport Award in literature in 2019. The book about small country town full of mysteries and odd happenings is available on Amazon and at the Polish online bookstores such as Quo Vadis. This event is in Polish.


Where: on Zoom; please contact Paulina for the Zoom invite or more info

More: virtual Polish Book Club August meeting (PL), Slowik and Zimowla on Znak website (PL)

Aug 22 at 7 pm - 8:30 pm: Polish Home Happy Hour with Sala on Zoom

If you crave the time you could visit the restaurant at the Polish Home and chat at the bar over some drinks, this is an event for you! The Polish Home Association will be hosting a virtual Happy Hour on Zoom. Come to chat with old friends, make drinks at home following instructions from Sala and have a great time. Tickets are free but this is also a PHA fundraiser so a suggested donation of $15 would be greatly appreciated.


Where: on Zoom; get a ticket here and you will receive a link to the zoom meeting.

More: additional info about the event

Aug 12,19 & 26 12:30 pm: Flavor of Poland on KCTS9

This series was originally broadcast on KCTS9 from April to June 2020 - if you missed it, this is your second chance!

Flavor of Poland is a culinary-travel PBS television weekly series presenting the country of Poland to American viewers like they've never seen it before. Hosted by Aleksandra August, the series shows off not only distinctly Polish dishes (check out the sorrel & crayfish soup recipe!) but also the most beautiful and interesting aspects and landscapes of Poland. The series premiere is scheduled on KCTS on August 12, 2020 with a segment about the old Polish capital of Cracow.


Where: On the KCTS9 channel in the Seattle area on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm

More: Flavor of Poland website

August: Movie Radioactive on Amazon Prime

The Amazon original movie studio presents Radioactive, directed by Marjane Satrapi based on the graphic novel by Laurel Redniss of the same title. This 2019 biopic of the double Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie (nee Maria Skłodowska) features a brilliant performance by Rosamund Pike as Madame Curie with Sam Riley as Pierre Curie. The film script is apparently a bit overloaded, but it highlights all the key moments of her life including discovery of polonium and radium, tragic death of her husband and the love affair with the mathematician Paul Langevin.


Where: on Amazon Prime Video

More: Roger Ebert website review

August: Polish Summer Picnics - cancelled

Traditional summer picnics organized by SGSCA and the Polish Home are cancelled this year due to coronavirus.


© 2020 Ryszard Kott

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