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Today at the Polish Film Festival

As part of the Polish Film Festival’s week of events, there will be a showing of “Strong Man” (“Mocny Czlowiek,” 1929, 78 minutes), a silent film directed by Henryk Szaro, today, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The film depicts the story of Henryk Bielecki, a mediocre journalist who dreamsof fame and glory and doesn’t hesitate to lead his ill friend and writer Jerzy Gorski, to his death in order to appropriate his unknown manuscript.

During the film, live music will be performed by composer, producer, performer, Marcin Pukaluk. Pukaluk graduated from the Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw, with a degree in music theory. His already impressive portfolio includes music for film, computer games, commercials and events.

As a true silent film buff, Pukaluk is often on tour with his own music for a number of silent masterpieces such as “Metropolis” (1927) by Fritz Lang, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1919) by Robert Wiene, “Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, “The Earth” (1930) by Alexander Dovzhenko, “Strike” (1925) by Sergei Eisenstein, “The General” (1926) by Buster Keaton, and most recently, “The Polish Dancer”(1917) by Alexander Herz.

Prior to the film, the animation “Endemit’s Greed” (Łakomstwa Endemita 2014, 11 minutes), directed by Natalia Dziedzic will be shown.

The cost for the performance is $10 and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the door. All the films have English subtitles. For more information, contact the Office of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at 888 2835 or email Margaret Stefanski at

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

Canisius Hosts Global Sports Marketing Leader

Robert Prazmark ’75, founder and CEO of 21 Sports and Entertainment Marketing Group Inc., will lecture on global sports marketing on Monday, November 16at 5:00 p.m. in the college’s Science Hall atrium. Prazmark will be on campus as part of the Canisius Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series in Sport Management.

Prazmark is one of the most highly-regarded executives in the sports and entertainment business, and is uniquely recognized within the Olympic Movement. In August 2004, Sports Business Journal named Prazmark the Olympics’ eighth most influential person in the world. He is the all-time leading seller of Olympic-related programs. He is also an expert at consulting and negotiating the rights and benefits offered by various Olympic entities.

During a career in which he revolutionized sports and event marketing while pioneering the field of intellectual marketing, Prazmark has brokered more than $3.5 billion in sponsorship and media relationships to date in all areas of sports and entertainment marketing, not just the Olympics.

Previous accomplishments include work with the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, NASA, The Smithsonian Institution and World Cups. All of these activities have earned Prazmark a recommendation as a worldwide leader in event creation and complex deal making.

Submitted by: Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, associate dean, school of education

Hoops! Here It Is!

Basketball is back! Your Golden Griffins take to the court Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. when Patriot League favorite Lehigh University pays an early season visit to the Koessler Athletic Center.

Reduced-price tickets for faculty and staff are available by calling 888-TIXX.

For additional information on the game, please visit

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

New Orleans 10 Years Later

Robert Green, known as the “rooftop rider,” will share his harrowing story of survival in the wake of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, November 17 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Green will share how his faith in God now enables him to use his experience to teach resilience and spread hope.  He visits campus as part of the Ignatian Values in Action Lecture Series.

To read more on Green, click here.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Ministry at Ext. 2875 or visit:

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, assistant director, campus ministry

Canisius to Host Kevin Kling

The Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents playwright Kevin Kling, who will read from his works on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a book signing, a question and answer period, and reception.

Kling, a native of Osseo, Minnesota, is a graduate of Gustavas Adolphus College. He is a playwright, storyteller, and a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered.  Kling has released a number of compact disc collections of his stories, and has published three books: “The Dog Says How,” “Holiday Inn” and “Big Little Brother.” Kling performs his stories across the county and around the world, works with theaters including The Guthrie and the Interact Ensemble of Artists with Disabilities, and plays the tuba in the trio Bad Jazz.

For more information on the Contemporary Writers Series, contact Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English, at Ext. 2662.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication