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Polish Festival

at the Seattle Center

 


June 2018


June 15   Movie Korczak by A. Wajda at the Polish Cultural Center
June 9   Biesiada Concert Dla Polski at the Polish Cultural Center
June 6 & 8   Movie Birds Are Singing in Kigali by J. Kos-Krauze at SIFF
June 3   Movie The Last Suit by P. Solarz at SIFF

Biesiada!


June 15, 7 pm: Movie Korczak by A. Wajda at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Film Club Kino OKO presents the movie Korczak, directed by Andrzej Wajda and starring Wojciech Pszoniak in the title role. This film tells the story of the famous writer, teacher, social activist and pedagogue Dr. Janusz Korczak, who as a head of a Warsaw ghetto orphanage chose to go with his charges to Treblinka death camp rather than abandon them. His books such as King Matt I are classics of Polish children literature.

Evening schedule: 7 pm socializing & film intro, 7:30 pm screening.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle; admission free

More: about the movie, the Club site

June 9, 7:30 pm: Biesiada Concert Dla Polski at the Polish Cultural Center

The Polish Choir Vivat Musica invites everyone to a Biesiada concert Dla Polski celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining her freedom in November 1918. This will be another great sing-along evening with the choir and guest performers. The Polish Home restaurant will be open from 5:30 pm.

 

Where: at the Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski; tickets $30 include a glass of wine and a dessert; please contact Barbara Niesulowski 206-434-6106 for reservation and more info.

More: event poster

June 6 & 8: Movie Birds Are Singing in Kigali by J. Kos-Krauze at SIFF

The Seattle International Film Festival presents the movie Birds Are Singing in Kigali / Ptaki śpiewaja w Kigali directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and starring Eliane Umuhire and Jowita Budnik. This 2017 film is a story about a Tutsi woman saved by a Polish ornithologist and the subsequent struggle of both women to go on with their lives.

    

Where: at the Seattle International Film Festival in Seattle; on May 28 at 8 pm at Lincoln Square, on June 6 at 7 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown, on June 8 at 12:45 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

More: about movie at SIFF, movie site

June 3: Movie The Last Suit by P. Solarz at SIFF

The Seattle International Film Festival presents The Last Suit directed by Pablo Solarz. This 2017 film tells a story of Abraham Bursztein who, after going bankrupt in Argentina embarks on a trip to Poland to give the last suit to a Polish friend who saved his life during the Holocaust.

    

Where: at the Seattle International Film Festival in Seattle; on May 23 at 7 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown, May 25 at 4 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptownand on June 3 in Kirkland Performance Center at 6 pm.

More: about movie at SIFF

 
 

2018  Ryszard Kott

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