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22 - Nov
(Nearby Event: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs)
Where:Society for Arts, 1112 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60622
DOCUMENATARIES MATERIAL 2019, 14 min, Poland Polish with English subtitles dir. Joanna Rozniak As the world runs amok, sometimes the best one can do is to patiently collect material. Scenes from the life of an experimental New Zealand composer in Berlin. Kiedy nie sposob nadazyc za pedzcym swiatem, czasem najlepsze, co mozna zrobic, to cierpliwie zbierac material. Sceny z zycia nowozelandzkiego kompozytora muzyki eksperymentalnej w Berlinie. ATRISTS ON STRIKE 2019, 105 min, Poland, Italy English, Polish, and Italian with English subtitles dir. ELENA DE VARDA When the Solidarity movement was born in Poland, it overwhelmed Europe and then the whole world. What was the background of the collapse of the Berlin Wall? This unique story is told by the great artists of that time, well-known actors such as Krystyna Janda and Olgierd ukasiewicz along with Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wasa. We start with the personal story of the director, at the time an 18-year-old communist from Milan with Polish roots. In 1987-89 she got a scholarship to the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and had to cope with the reality Communism in Poland: the queues in shops, the lack of grocery products, and no access to media. She discovers an incredible, hidden world where the culture is in ferment and art becomes clandestine, a dominant aspect of that time and place.

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