This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel
Martin Scorsese and his nonprofit The Film Foundation handpicked and digitally restored films by some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers. The result? The perfect guide to the rich legacy of Polish cinema. The retrospective features 16 of the finest movies made in Poland between 1957 and 1987, and amazingly, all were created under the oppressive Communist regime. “Even if you don’t know the history of Poland, the themes in these films will resonate, as they did profoundly for me,” says Scorsese.
The series runs from September 26-October 16 with one special event you don’t want to miss – an October 3 Q&A with Rahul Hamid, editor at Cineaste magazine following the screening of the great Krzysztof Kieslowski’s A Short Film About Killing. Many of you may recall his landmark Decalogue series which we screened a while back….well, this film is expanded from one of the most powerful segments. The film begins at 7:00 pm with the Q&A following the screening!
Do yourself a favor – listen below to the ever-enthusiastic Scorsese explain why he curated this series and get an eye-popping sampler of the films:
Tickets on sale now!