11 March 2015
Third Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture in Polish Studies
7:30pm, State Room East in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
The Polish Studies Center is pleased to invite Prof. Keely Stauter-Halsted (UIC) to give the annual Wiles Lecture this year.
Poetry and Pierogi Series
Throughout the semester, the Polish Cultural Association and the Polish Studies Center sponsor monthly readings and discussions of Polish poetry, accompanied by delicious pierogi from Euro Deli!
- 13 February 6:30pm
A Celebration of Stanislaw Baranczak in Ballantine Hall 004
Readings available here and here
Polish Film Series at the IU Cinema
Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Film Series
In December 2011, filmmaker Martin Scorsese traveled to Poland to accept an honorary doctoral degree from The Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School in Łódź. There, Mr. Scorsese met with Jędrzej Sabliński (a digital restoration expert), and reviewed a list of new digital restorations of Polish films. In the months following this visit, with the help of The Film Foundation, the two men came up with the idea of a North American tour of a series of restored Polish cinema classics. From an extensive catalogue of digitally restored films, Mr. Scorsese chose 21 masterpieces for renowned distributor Milestone Films to distribute across North America. Screenings are free, but ticketed.
- 6 September, 7pm
“The Illumination/Iluminacja” (1972), directed by Krzysztof Zanussi.
- 12 September, 6:30pm
“Camouflage/Barwy Ochronne” directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, who will be present at the screening.
- 13 September, 6:30pm
“The Constant Factor/Constans” (1980), directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, who will be present at the screening.
- 26 October, 3pm
“The Hourglass Sanatorium/Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą” (1973), directed by Wojciech J. Has
Polish Interiors Film Series
Most of the attention in Polish cinema goes to the greats of the older generations (Wajda, Skolimowski, Kieślowski, Holland) or to the bold, flashy cinema of younger directors like Wojciech Smarzowski and Władysław Pasikowski. The Polish Interiors film series presents the work of a generation of filmmakers who came of age during the communist period, but whose directing careers took off in the post-communist Poland of the 1990s. In the period of transition in the 1990s, when most Polish filmmakers were torn between populist and commercial demands and desire to fulfill one’s artistic vision, these directors turned to close examination of social problems and tight portraits of individuals. Their unique visual styles established them as the main voices of post-communist authorial cinema. This series is sponsored by the Polish Studies Center and co-sponsored by Russian and East European Institute and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.
- 28 September, 6:30pm
"Ida" (2013), directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
- 2 November, 6:30pm
"Tomorrow Will Be Better/Jutro Będzie Lepiej" (2011), directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska
12 September 2014
Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture with Krzysztof Zanussi as part of the acclaimed director's visit to the Bloomington campus. Read the full press release.
22 October 2014
IU Polish Cultural Association Film Screening and Potluck: Bring a dish to share!
7pm, Ballantine 244
23 October 2014
Visiting Guest Lecture: "Why Was Poland's Democratization First, and What Went Wrong" presented by Prof. Jane Curry (Santa Clara University)
4pm, Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 2000)
3 December 2014
Andrzejki Celebration of the Eve of St. Andrew
5pm, The Polish Studies Center
11 December 2014
Polish Studies Annual Holiday Party
5pm, The Center for the Study of Global Change (201 N. Indiana Ave.)
Thursdays, 5:30pm at the Runcible Spoon
The Polish Table is a weekly gathering of Polish speakers, and those who would like to learn to speak Polish better. You'll find native speakers, first-year students, and everything in between. Led by Kamil Szafraniec, Instructor of Polish, the Table gathers every Thursday at the Runcible Spoon Coffeehouse, on 6th Ave. near the corner of Dunn St.