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Polish Film Festival

Canisius College presents the 9th annual Polish Film Festival, which will run from Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15. The events are sponsored by The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and will be held in the college’s Montante Cultural Center and the ICEA Screening Room at the Tri-Main Building (Suite 530), 2495 Main St. in Buffalo.  All films are in Polish with English subtitles.

  • Thursday, November 12 ― “The Photographer” (“Fotograf,” 2014, 110 minutes), a thriller, directed by Waldemar Krzystek, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.
  • Friday, November 13 ― “Strong Man” (“Mocny Czlowiek,” 1929, 78 minutes), a silent film directed by Henryk Szaro, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  During the film, live music will be performed by composer Marcin Pukaluk. Prior to the film, the animation “Endemit’s Greed” (Łakomstwa Endemita 2014, 11 minutes), directed by Natalia Dziedzic.
  • Saturday, November 14 ― “These Daughters of Mine” (“Moje Córki Krowy, 2015, 87 minutes), a comedy directed by Kinga Dębska, at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. A question and answer session with Dębska and Zbigniew Domagalski, the film’s producer, will follow the screening.
  • Saturday, November 14 ― “The Polish Dancer” (“Bestia,” 1917, 48 minutes), a silent film directed by Aleksander Hertz at 9:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. During the film, live music will be performed by composer Marcin Pukaluk.
  • Sunday, November 15 – “The Touch of an Angel” (“Dotkniecie AnioŁa,” 2014, 64 minutes), a documentary directed by Tomasz Pawłowski, at 2:00 p.m. at the ICEA Screening Room at the Tri-Main Building. The screening is co-sponsored the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo and the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival.
  • Sunday, November 15 – “Gods” (“Bogowie,” 2014, 112 minutes), a drama directed by Łukasz Palkowski, at 3:30 p.m. in the ICEA Screening Room at the Tri-Main Building.

Tickets for all screenings are $10 for general admission; $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door. For more information call the Office of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at (716) 888-2835 or email Margaret Stefanski, PhD, at View the film trailers at

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor, department of modern languages

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship

Interested in scholarship money for next year? Want to be part of an elite group of Western New Yorkers? Looking for tremendous, credit-bearing internships? The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is looking for students like you! Come join us at one of our information sessions:

  • Thursday, November 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or
  • Friday, November 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Both sessions will be held in Regis South.

Discover the wonderful opportunities this fellowship has to offer. Hear from current and alumni fellows about their internships and experiences. Enjoy coffee and snacks while learning about how the WNY Prosperity Fellowship could be a great fit for you!

Benefits include need-based scholarships up to $25,000; paid, credit-bearing internships in desired field; and networking and skill-building opportunities during summer, fall and spring semesters.

For more information, visit our website here or contact Robyn Brouer, PhD, at

Submitted by: Emma Pastori, graduate assistant, WNY fellowship

Must-Win Weekend for Volleyball Team

Your Canisius volleyball team hosts its final regular season games this weekend versus MAAC rivals Rider and St. Peter’s. The Griffs are in a must-win situation if they hope to reach the six-team conference playoffs in Albany later this month.

Canisius kicks off the weekend with a 1:00 p.m. match against Rider on Saturday, November 14 before closing play on Sunday, November 15 with a 1:00 p.m. tilt versus St. Peter’s at the Koessler Athletic Center. The games will be the final home contests for seniors Jordan Tylec ’16, Rachel Kline ’16, Grace Streicher ’16 and Lauren Siebert ’16.

For additional information, visit Both games will be televised live on ESPN3.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs