Polish Film Festival Set for October

September 14, 2023

BUFFALO, NY – The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius University will host a Polish Film Festival throughout the month of October. All screenings will take place at the Adam Mickiewicz Library, located at 612 Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo.  Admission to the events will be $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors and students.  The festival will feature the following films:

Friday October 13 - 7:30 p.m. / Shreds
Grandpa Gerard begins to act strangely, breaking social conventions and norms. It turns out that these are the first symptoms of Alzheimer's. Gerard's worsening disease puts family relations to a great test, and makes the hidden tensions, secrets and grudges come to light.

Saturday October 14 - 7:30 p.m. / Dangerous Men  
Joseph Conrad and three other notorious artists wake up after a crazy party with a dead man there with no clue who he was, why he's dead, or why the gendarme is knocking at the door.

Sunday October 15 - 2:00 p.m. / Philip
In 1943, a Polish Jew, who managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto, was waiting restaurant tables in Frankfurt while pretending to be French and taking revenge on the Nazis in his own unique way.

Saturday October 21 - 7:30 p.m. / Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray In Lithuania
In the early 1810, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, thought independence would come If they joined forces with Napoleon when he Invaded Russia. This unity of purpose, in one district, is undermined by two families, feuding since the head of one shot the head of the other 20 years before.

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