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6th AUSTIN POLISH FILM FESTIVAL & POSTER EXHIBIT

Thu, November 3, 2011 • Events will be held at Marchesa Hall & Theater, the Texas Spirit Theater in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, and at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center.

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The APFF will present 8 feature films, a number of documentaries, short narratives, and animated films. t will also feature panel discussions and Q&A sessions with guest artists, as well as Polish food, arts, crafts, history presentations, displays, and films for adults and children.

6th AUSTIN POLISH FILM FESTIVAL & POSTER EXHIBIT

 A unique opportunity to see award-winning Polish films that you cannot see anywhere else in Austin!

All Films have English subtitles.

 The 6th annual Austin Polish Film Festival is scheduled for November 3-12, 2011. This year APFF brings to Austin award-winning feature films, short narratives, documentaries, and animations. The audience will be able to enjoy meeting the filmmakers: Feliks Falk and Krzysztof Kopczynski, actor Andzrej Chyra,graphic artist, Rafal Olbinski, and composer Ludek Drizhal.

 Austin Polish Film Festival is working closely with festivals in Houston, Rochester, New York and Toronto, Canada.

 Recognized by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) and the Association of Polish Filmmakers (SFP) as a unique organization, the Austin Polish Society is expanding knowledge of Polish arts and culture in Texas through their presentations of award-winning Polish films.

 Events will be held at Marchesa Hall & Theater, the Texas Spirit Theater in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, and at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center. The APFF will present 8 feature films, a number of documentaries, short narratives, and animated films. It will also feature panel discussions and Q&A sessions with guest artists. As part of the festival celebrations of Polish culture, a Poster Art Exhibit will run at Marchesa Hall & Theater featuring the Polish artist and designer, Rafal Olbinski, who will offer a presentation about Polish poster art and his own creative process . In addition, the City of Austin joins the festival organizers to hold Celebrate Me! – Poland , a free community event at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center featuring Polish food, arts, crafts, history presentations, displays, and films for adults and children.

 The APFF opens Thursday, November 3rd at the Marchesa Hall & Theater at 7 PM with a gala reception featuring live music provided by the New Allegro String Quartet. Polish food will be served. Rafal Olbinski, and the director of the opening film Enen/Case Unknown (2009, 95 min), Feliks Falk, will be in attendance. Co-scripted by Feliks Falk and Agnieszka Holland, the film follows an ambitious psychiatrist who becomes intrigued by a mysterious hospital patient. The doctor seeks both clues to his patient’s condition and to a treatment for him, risking his family in the process. Animations and shorts will precede the screening of the feature film.

 Sponsors of the festival include the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

 A detailed schedule of films and information on tickets can be found at: http://www.austinpolishsociety.org/

Sponsored by: Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies


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