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The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College has expanded its annual Polish Film Festival to include an Art Exhibit and Book Fair. Movie Presentations are as follows:

  • Monday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Room, “Path to Glory” documents the epic story of the illustrious Polish Arabian Horses.
  • Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center, “Argentinian Lesson” is a documentary about the director’s 8 year-old son who moves with his parents to Argentina. The second documentary that evening is Decrescendo about a musical young therapist and his work in a nursing home.
  • Friday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center, “Battle of Warsaw 1920”, a movie of Poland’s victory against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protaganists.
  • Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center, “Control Sample”, a documentary on Poles of various social status, who live in four cities of Western Europe replying to five existential questions. A Q & A with the director follows. Afterward a feature length film, 80 Million, details the 1981 Polish struggle against communism.
  • Sunday, November 18th at 6: p.m. at Market Arcade Theatre (639 Main Street),  a replaying of the documentary “Control Sample” followed by the Oscar-nominated film “In Darkness” based on the true story of a sewer worker in Lwow who rescues Jewish refugees by hiding them in the sewers.

Movies at MCC and Market Arcade are $10, $5 for senior citizens and free for students. The Regis movie is free.

For more information, click here to visit the Polish Film Festival site.

Submitted by:  Mary Lou T. Wyrobek, adjunct instructor, religious studies