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Events

Fall 2014

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.

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.

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)

Spring 2014

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15 April 2014
Pisanki-Easter Egg Workshop, free and open to the public!
6pm at the Polish Studies Center, 1217 E. Atwater

24 April 2014
Second Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture in Polish Studies:
Jacek Zakowski-Journalist, Author, and Political Commentator
"The Pendulum of Freedom: Where Are European Ideals Today?"