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Vladek Juszkiewicz, Festival Director and Founder

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Dear Friends

Dear Friends,

The Polish American Film Society is proud to announce the 18th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles (October 18 – 26, 2017) celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers.

The festival will open on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, with THE ART OF LOVING. STORY OF MICHALINA WISLOCKA (Sztuka kochania. Historia Michaliny Wislockiej) by Maria Sadowska, our star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood's legendary Egyptian Theatre, an extravagant start to a nine-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 26, 2017 with subsequent  screenings at the Laemmle's NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center and at USC and CSUN.

The Gala Opening is a very special evening. It is crucial in supporting our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and for this reason the Gala is open by invitation to Festival supporters. To become a supporter please make a minimum donation of $90.00 (per person) before September 30, 2017. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). 

Space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.  Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our web site.

For the eighteenth time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema of features:  AFTERIMAGE (Powidoki) by Andrzej Wajda, AMOK by Kasia Adamik, BLINDNESS (Zacma) by Ryszard Bugajski, BODO by Michal Kwiecinski, CONVOY (Konwoj) by Maciej Zak, COSMOS.(Kosmos) by Marcin Kaminski, THE CRYSTAL GIRL (Krysztalowa dziewczyna) by Artur Urbanski, THE CUCULE (Kukoles) by Maciej Michalski, CURSED (Wyklety) by Konrad Lecki, DANTON by Andrzej Wajda, THE ERLPRINCE (Krolewicz)  by Kuba Czekaj, HATRED (Wolyn) by Wojciech Smarzowski, A HEART OF LOVE (Serce milosci) by Lukasz Ronduda, HUMBLE SERVANTS (Slugi boze) by Mariusz Gawrys, THE LAST FAMILY (Ostatnia rodzina) by Jan P. Matuszynski, LETTERS FROM RUSSIA (Listy z Rosji). by Wawrzyniec Kostrzewski, LITTLE JAKUB (Maly Jakub) by Mariusz Bielinski, LOVING VINCENT (Twoj Vincent) by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, MEMORIES OF SUMMER (Wspomnienie lata) by Adam Guzinski, THE PLAYGROUND (Plac zabaw) by Bartosz M. Kowalski, RAGE (Wscieklosc) by Michal Wegrzyn , THE RECONCILIATION (Zgoda) by Maciej Sobieszczanski, A SIMPLE STORY ABOUT MURDER (Prosta historia o morderstwie) by Arkadiusz JakubikTHE SON OF SNOW QUEEN (Syn krolowej sniegu) by Robert WichrowskiSTARS (Gwiazdy) by Jan Kidawa-Blonski, THE TAILOR (Krawiec) by Michal KwiecinskiTHE TOWER (Wieza) by Karolina Bregula, and shorts, documentaries and animations.

We are also planning to invite the following guests from Poland: Ryszard Bugajski, Janusz Chabior, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Miro Kepinski, Klara KochanskaKrystyna Krauze, Kamil Krawczycki, Tomasz LucMaria Mamona, Monika Melen, Bartosz Nowacki, Maria SadowskaAndrzej SewerynLukasz SimlatMaciej Sobieszczanski, Michal Sobocinski, Karolina Szymczak, Justyna Wasilewska, Zofia Wichlacz, Jonasz Wiewior

In the segment of movies made abroad by Polish filmmakers, with Polish talent, or with Polish subject, we are planning to present: ANIMALS (Zwierzeta) by Greg Zglinski, BIKINI BLUE by Jaroslaw Marszewski, BLIND DATE by Mateusz Zebrowski, THE BUREAU by Marshall Dungan, THE COUSIN by Angie Polkovich, THE DOCTOR IS IN by Noah Gilbert, HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Kyle KelleyI, OLGA HEPNAROVA (Ja, Olga Hepnarova) by Tomas Weinreb, Petr Kazda, KOSCIUSZKO: A MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME by Alex Strozynski, THE MAN WHO SNUCK INTO AUSCHWITZ: WITOLD PILECKI by David Hirschhorn, Jackson Hammond, MAY FIFTEENTH IN PARIS by JANEK Ambros, MY MARILYN by Marcus Mizelle, QUEEN OF SPADES by Aygul Maksutova, THE TWISTED DOLL by Andrew de Burgh.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood, including Stan Breckenridge, Susan Morgan Cooper, Lee Crowe, Daniel Dreifuss, Michael Franck, Leonard Konopelski, Bahman Maghsoudlou, Manny Marroquin, Terrie Marroquin, Ted Monte, Hiroshi Mori, Barry Navidi, Ramin Niami, Rachel O'meara, Peter Plantec Vitae,Phil Pritchard, Thure Riefenstein Frank Synowicz, Peter Tomaszewicz, Bijan Tehrani, Fred Emory Smith,James Ulmer, Zev Yaroslavsky, will pick winners in feature, documentary, short, animation category and music DEBUT.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding "Holiday of Polish Cinema." This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our web site. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

The Festival is sponsored by the Polish Film Institute, Senate of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, LOT Polish Airlinen (the official airline partner of the Festival), POLAM, Polish Filmmakers Association, Department of Cultural Affairs of City of Los Angeles, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, ELMA, Polish Center of Los Angeles, Helena Modjeska Art and Cultural Club, Elzbieta Szoka and Andrzej Dobrzynski. 

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee 

All donations will benefit the 18th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

The 18th Annual
Polish Film Festival
October 18-26, 2017
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