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Polish Film Festival This Week

Canisius will present Polish Film Showcase 2011 from Thursday, (November 10) to Sunday (November 13). The event, which is sponsored by The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, will be held at the Montante Cultural Center. All films are with English subtitles and are subject to change.

  • Thursday, November 10 – WGRANY (The Winner, drama, 2011) at 7 p.m. Directed by Wieslaw Saniewski. The film is the story of a young pianist. After losing everything, an accidental meeting with his former math teacher and an avid horsetrack gambler helps him find his way in life.
  • Friday, November 11 – Sluby Panienskie (War of Love, comedy, 2010) at 7 p.m. Directed by Filip Bajon. The early 19th century comedic play by Aleksander Fredro, still popular in Polish theatres, is brought to the big screen.
  • Saturday, November 12 – Czarny Czwartek (Black Thursday, drama 2010) at 7 p.m. Directed by Antoni Krauze. This film is dedicated to the workers’ strikes that swept over Polish coastal cities in December of 1970, only to be brutally crushed by communist authorities. Black Thursday focuses on the story of the family of Gdynia shipyard worker Brunon Drywa.
  • Sunday, November 13:
    • Labirynt (Labyrinth, documentary, 2010) at 3:30 p.m. Memory, art and hell collide as an Auschwitz survivor finally confronts the horrors of his past after 50 years of silence. Rev. Ron Schmidt, S.J, Labyrinth’s producer; will give an introduction to the film at 3:00 p.m.
    • Joanna (drama, 2010) at 4:00 p.m. The film is set during WWII under Nazi rule. A young woman whose husband has gone missing during the war takes care of a small Jewish girl. Meet the director: Feliks Falk.

Tickets for all screenings are $5 and are available at the door. Free parking available in Lyons Hall lots #1, #2 and #4. For more information, call the Office of Modern Languages at Ext. 2835 or visit the website.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Informally-Formal Chamber Recital Tonight (November 8)

ArtsCanisius presents the first Informally-Formal Chamber Recital of the year tonight (November 8) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  BPO violinists Andrea Cone and Amy Licata as well as former BPO cellist Eva Herer are the featured musicians for this event; however, Cone will play a viola in this performance.  The recital includes Mozart’s Divertimento K. 563 for String Trio, one of the first works written for this instrumental combination, as well as Martinu’s Three Madrigals for violin and viola which was written in the 1930s but looks back to the musical style of the Baroque Era.

Tickets are $15 general admission – $7 students and can be purchased online here, in the fine arts office or at the door.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Remembrance Service November 10

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the campus community to a Remembrance Service to remember loved ones and others who have died this past year.  This service of prayer, readings and music will take place Thursday (November 10 at) 5:10 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

November is the Catholic Church’s month to remember in a special way those who have passed from this life.  Those who would like a loved one remembered should submit the name to the Office of Campus Ministry at Ext. 2420 by November 8.  As their name is read, a candle will be lit in their memory.  Family and friends of the campus community are also welcome to attend.

Submitted by:  Susan A. Fischer, associate campus minister, campus ministry