Polish Masterpieces

Thursday, March 12, 2015 to Saturday, April 25, 2015

Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
After visiting the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in 2011, Martin Scorsese was struck by the astonishing achievements of Poland’s national cinema, particularly from 1957 to 1987, a golden age of Polish auteurs. He then organized (with The Film Foundation and distributor Milestone Films) a restoration project and touring program of the films. The seven titles selected here represent some of Poland's most accomplished directors. They are digitally remastered, with new subtitles.

Co-presented by the Polish Cultural Council.

Thursday screenings at 7:30pm and Saturday screenings at 5:30pm. All seats $5.00

Films in Series

Mar. 12 & 14

Eroica

Harris Theater

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series
Set during World War II, this bittersweet film (structured in two parts) looks at what it means to be a hero.

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Mar. 19 & 21

Night Train

Harris Theater 

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series
What begins as a mere mention of a newspaper story – a man murdered his wife the day before and is still on the run – slowly grows into the central theme.

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Mar. 26 & 28

Jump (Salto)

Harris Theater 

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series 
A tantalizing existential mystery, it begins when the hero jumps off a moving train and visits a small town where he lived during the war.

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Apr. 2 & 4

The Hourglass Sanatorium

Harris Theater

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series 
Mingling allegory and metaphor, this film is a dark comedy.

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Apr. 9 & 11

Camouflage

Harris Theater

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series
An ironic and absurdist comedy, “Camouflage is set at a university during the summer.

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Apr. 16 & 18

A Short Film About Killing

Harris Theater

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series
The film is a psychological and ethical study of murder, which begins on a somber March day when the paths of three men cross.

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Apr. 23 & 25

Man of Iron

Harris Theater

Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series 
Filmed in the wake of the epochal 1980 Gdansk shipyard strike, and the birth of Polish democracy, it's a vivid portrait of history in the making.

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