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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