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Canisius College presents the seventh annual Polish Film Festival from Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 17.  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 in Polish with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.

  • Thursday, November 14 ― Mój Rower (My Father’s Bike, 94’ 2012), directed by Piotr Trzaskalski, at 7:30 p.m. son. Prior to the film, at 6 p.m., Shields Against Evil, recent paintings by Artur Popek will be on display. Popek is chair of the Department of Art at the M. Curie-Sklodowska in Lubin and serves as art director for the Society of Arts in Chicago. Popek will be present for the opening reception on Friday, November 15. The event is co-sponsored by the 29th annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival.
  • Friday, November 15 ― Shields Against Evil: recent paintings by Artur Popek, opening reception at 5:30 p.m.  Pan Tadeusz (124’ 1928), directed by Ryszard Ordynski, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Live music during the film will be provided by Marcin Pukaluk
  • Saturday, November 16 ― Układ Zamknięty (Close Circuit, 100’ 2013), directed by Ryzard Bugajski, at 7:30 p.m. Q&A session with the director and actress Maria Mamona will follow the film.
  • Sunday, November 17  ― Róża (Rose, 98’ 2011), directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, at 3 p.m.

Tickets for all screenings are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and students. The art exhibit is free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information call the Office of Modern Languages at Ext. 2835. View film descriptions and film trailers at

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