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2009 Austin Polish Film Festival - Preserve / Rezerwat

Sat, November 7, 2009 • 6:30 PM • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, the Texas Spirit Theater, 1800 N. Congress Avenue

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Austin Polish Society Hosts 4th Annual Polish Film Festival

November 5-8, 14, 2009

“The Long and the Short of Polish Contemporary Cinema”

Festival will host Polish director Jacek Bromski

The Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) is providing unprecedented opportunities for the Austin community to experience new feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations and visual arts developed through the creative eyes and minds of some of Poland’s leading artists.  The APFF is sponsored by the Austin Polish Society, a local non-profit arts and cultural organization http://www.austinpolishsociety.org

Preserve / Rezerwat (2007, 100 minutes)

Director: Lukasz Palkowski

Screenplay: Marcin Kwasny, Lukasz Palkowski

Director of Photography: Pawel Sobczyk

Producer: Paisa Films

Cast: Marcin Kwasny, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Grzegorz Palkowski, Tomasz Karolak, Artur Dziurman, Wioletta Arlak, Jan Stawarz, Tadeusz Boren.

Plot: After a stormy breakup with his girlfriend, freelance photographer Marcin moves into a dilapidated apartment in the Praga district of Warsaw. His new landlord hires him to document the disastrous condition of the building. While taking pictures of the neighborhood, Marcin discovers an unknown world which starts to fascinate him. In this world, specific rules and code of honor have been preserved. A series of events change his life, bringing him new friends and enemies. "Preserve" is a bitter-sweet story about the inhabitants of Praga - the district of Warsaw with an unforgettable atmosphere.

For ticketing information on attending the Austin Polish Society Film Festival visit:

http://www.austinpolishsociety.org/austinpff2009 


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