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October 2012


Oct 26-28   Polish Territories 1772-1918 in a Stamp Exhibit at the Seattle Center
Oct 27   Polish Book Club Meeting at the Green Lake Library
  UW Polish Studies Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center
 Oct 20-21   Vancouver Polish Film Festival in Vancouver, BC
 Oct 19-21   Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown
 Oct 14   Theatre Play Dobrze Ulozony in Vancouver, BC
 Oct 13   Kaminska & Bowlby in a Fundraising Concert at the Polish Cultural Center
 Oct 12-14   Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown
 Oct 12   Pianist Maciej Grzybowski in Concert at Cornish
 Oct 3   20 years of Polish Language Mass in Seattle at St. Margaret's

Polish Film Festival

Polish Gala


Oct 26-28: Polish Territories 1772-1918 in a Stamp Exhibit at the Seattle Center

The first Polish stamp (1860)

A well-known local collector of Polish stamps, Mr. Roy Koczarski presents an interesting exhibition at the SEAPEX 2012 Stamp Show at the  Seattle Center. Partitioned Territories of Poland 1772 to 1918 exhibit includes 10 frames / 160 pages of the oldest Polish stamps: pre-stamped mails with Polish town stamps from early days of mail and also stamped mail from Polish territories till WWI.

 

Where: Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, admission free.

More: Exhibit description, SEAPEX 2012, Koczarski at WESTPEX

Oct 27, 11 am: Polish Book Club Meeting at  the Green Lake Library

The book for the meeting is Wloskie szpilki by Magdalena Tulli published by Universitas in 2012. Ms. Tulli, 52 is a translator and writer, with awards for both her translation work and novels. Her book is a set of short stories that was nominated to Nike and other awards.

 

Where: at the Green Lake Public Library in Seattle; admission free; in Polish

More: about the book (PL), Magdalena Tulli, Polish Book Club,

Oct 27: UW Polish Studies Celebration at the Polish Cultural Center

UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites everybody to a Grand Celebration of 150th Anniversary of the University of Washington as well as 60th anniversary of Polish Language at the UW. The program includes: keynote speaker Prof. Robert Stacey, short history of UW by Antoinette Wills, silent auction, entertainment and a dinner.

   

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home in Seattle; tickets $75 per person. Please register by Oct 14, 2012 for this event.You can register by phone below or at the UW registration online.

More: Please contact Martha Golubiec, 206-935-7535, or visit UW PSEC

Oct 20-21: Vancouver Polish Film Festival in Vancouver, BC

2012 Vancouver Polish Film Festival presents eight movies over the festival weekend. These include Wonderful Summer / Cudowne lato, Black Thursday / Czarny czwartek, Life Above All / Nad zycie,White Borsch / Zurek, 80 Million /80 milionow, Big Love and Suicide Room / Sala samobojcow. Festival guests include Katarzyna Figura and Aleksandra Hamkalo.

   

Where: at the SFU Djawad Mowafaghian Cinema in Vancouver, BC; tickets $10 per person.

More: VPFF website

Oct 19-21: Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown

Suicide Room

Big Love

80 Million

Man, Chicks Are Just Different

As usual, the Festival covers two extended weekends; this year this will be on October 12-14 and 19-21, 2012. All movies at the SIFF CInema at the Uptown; in Seattle.

 

The program is subject to change. Check the festival website if in doubt.

 

Program for Friday, October 19

    6:30 pm   Crulic. The Path To Beyond / Droga na druga strone, 2011, dir. Anca Damian, (73 min)

                         Q&A Arkadiusz Wojnarowski in person

    8:30 pm   Russia's Toughest Prisons, 2012, dir. Anna Rodzinski, Brian Jones (60 min)

 

Program for Saturday, October 20

    4:00 pm    Being Like Deyna / Byc jak Kazimierz Dejna, 2012, dir. Anna Wieczur-Bluszcz (95 min)

    6:00 pm    Suicide Room / Sala samobojcow, 2011, dir. Jan Komasa (100 min)

                         Q&A Actress Aleksandra Hamkalo in person

    8:45 pm     Big Love / Big Love, 2012, dir. Barbara Bialowas (100 min)

                         Q&A Actress Aleksandra Hamkalo in person

 

Program for Sunday, October 21

    2:15 pm   Independent Movies

                        Resettlement / Eskmisja (56 min)

                        Vanishing / Znikniecie (20 min), Reception / Przyjecie (11 min)

                        The Gride / Zgrzyt, (14 min)

    4:30 pm    Poland? YES! / Polska? TAK! (12 min)

                    Beats of Freedom / Zew wolnosci, 2010, dir. Wojciech Slota, (78 min)

    6:30 pm    80 million / 80 milionow, 2011, dir. Waldemar Krzystek (110 min)

    8:35 pm    Man, Chicks Are Just Different / Baby sa jakies inne, 2011, dir. Marek Koterski (90 min)

 

Please note: the Festival looks for volunteers - if you would like to help, please contact Zbyszek Pietrzyk

 

Where: all movies at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown; tickets $10 regular, $5 SIFF members, Festival passes $60 (includes Festival Reception pass)

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, SGSCA

Oct 13, 6 pm: Kaminska & Bowlby in a Fundraising Concert at the Polish Cultural Center

Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life & Chopin Academy of Music invite to a fundraising concert to build an orphanage and a well in a Masai village in Kenya. The program includes Beethoven's Sonata op. 101 in A Major, Chopin's mazurkas op.63, Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase and Transcandental Etudes and  Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet suite. Performers include pianists Ivona Kaminska & Christopher Bowlby as well as young star students Robert Yan and Jay Grinolds who are debuting at Carnegie Hall in October.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center / Polish Home; suggested donation $35

More:  Rainbow of Magnolia Fountains of Life, Ivona Kaminska, Christopher Bowlby, Chopin Academy of Music,

Oct 12-14: Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SiFF Cinema Uptown

Letters To Santa

Rose

In the Name of the Devil

Sponsoring / J. Binoche

As usual, the Festival covers two extended weekends; this year this will be on October 12-14 and 19-21, 2012. All movies at the SIFF CInema at the Uptown; in Seattle.

 

The program is psubject to change. . Check the festival website if in doubt.

 

Program for Friday, October 12

    6:30 pm   Courage / Wymyk, 2011, dir. Grzegorz Zglinski, (83 min)

    8:30 pm   Fear of Falling / Lek wysokosci, 2011, dir. Bartosz Konopka (87 min)

 

Program for Saturday, October 13

    1:45 pm   Women's Day / Dzien kobiet, 2012, dir. Maria Sadowska (90 min)

    3:45 pm   Supermarket / Supermarket, 2012, dir. Maciej Zak (84 min)

    5:30 pm   Poland? YES! / Polska? TAK! (12 min)

                   My Name Is Ki / Ki, 2011, dir. Leszek Dawid (93 min)

                          Actress Roma Gasiorowska in person

    8:00 pm   Letters to Santa / Listy do M, 2011, dir. Mitja Okorn (115 min)

                         Actress Roma Gasiorowska and director Mitja Okorn in person

 

Program for Sunday, October 14

    2:00 pm   Shorts

                        Basia from Podlachia / Basia z Podlasia (30 min)

                        Mika / Mika (30 min), Mercy / Laska (20 min)

                        Emperor's Toys / Zabawki cesarza (10 min)

    4:00 pm   Rose / Roza, 2011, dir. Wojciech Smarzowski, (95 min)

    6:00 pm   In the Name of the Devil / W imieniu diabla, 2011, dir. Barbara Sass-Zdort (112 min)

    8:20 pm   Elles / Sponsoring, 2011, dir. Malgorzata Szumowska (100 min)

  

Please note: the Festival looks for volunteers - if you would like to help, please contact Zbyszek Pietrzyk

 

Where: all movies at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown; tickets $10 regular, $5 SIFF members, Festival passes $60 (includes Festival Reception pass)

More: Seattle Polish Film Festival, SGSCA

Oct 12: Pianist Maciej Grzybowski in Concert at Cornish

Maciej Grzybowski

Cornish  College of the Arts invites to a concert in Cornish Music Series by Maciej Grzybowski. Mr. Grzybowski is an internationally acclaimed Polish pianist who's favorite composer is American Charles Yves. The program includes among others: Four preludes by Pawel Mykietyn, Twelve folk melodies by Witold Lutoslawski, Two etudes by Pawel Szymanski, Metopy by Karol Szymanowski, and three mazurkas by Frederic Chopin.
 

Where: PONCHO Hall at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; tickets $20 regular, $15 seniors, $10 students advanced, $20 at the door, $10 student
More: concert at Cornish, Maciej Grzybowski

 
 

2012  Ryszard Kott

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