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Presentation: Spotlight on Poland’s Jewish Revival, Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, May 12

WARSAW: Spotlight on Poland’s Jewish Revival

Join the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the Spotlight on Poland’s Jewish Revival, a panel presentation and public discussion about the remarkable revitalization of Jewish life and culture currently taking place in Poland, and its significance for Jewish and Polish communities in Poland and worldwide, as well as for Jewish-Polish relations. Following the panel presentations, the audience will be invited to join us for discussion and refreshments.When: Thursday, May 12
Where: Chicago Cultural Center – Sidney R. Yates Gallery
78 E. Washington Street
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Panel 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Free and open to the public

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Film: Kanal, Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, April 14

Kanal

When: Thu, April 14, 9:30pm – 11:01pm
Where: Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637) (map)
Description:
Underground Cinema (Andrzej Wajda, 1957) • At the end of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, a group of Polish resistance fighters retreat into the sewers in a desperate attempt at escape from the Nazis. They become disoriented, unable to return to the light of the surface for fear of being shot, and instead are forced to wade through endless fumes and sewage. The second installment of Wajda’s World War II trilogy, Kanał is a stark and harrowing depiction of hell within the earth. It helped to establish not only Wajda’s career, but also Polish cinema’s reputation on the world stage, winning the Special Jury Prize at Cannes. 16mm

 

 

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A Film Unfinished

Thursday, April 28–Saturday, April 30

A series of events relating to the award-winning documentary, A Film Unfinished

These programs are dedicated to the memory of Miriam Bratu Hansen.

Yael Hersonski, Director of A Film Unfinished, will be present at all events.

Thursday, April 28: Free Screening of A Film Unfinished

A Film Unfinished

When: Thu, April 28, 7:00pm – 8:28pm
Where: Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637) (map)
Description:
Special Event! Yael Hersonski’s award-winning documentary interrogates a body of archival footage shot in the Warsaw ghetto in May 1942 under the Nazi propaganda machine. The film incorporates interviews with the cinematographer of the original footage, survivors’ responses, and reflections on the Nazi construction of images of Jewish life in the Ghetto. The special screening, in presence of director Yael Hersonski, is dedicated to the memory of Miriam Bratu Hansen. Free and open to the public, co-sponsored by The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and The Human Rights Program (A roundtable discussion will take place at the Film Studies Center, Sat. April 30, 8:30pm.) 35mm

Friday, April 29: Workshop with Yael Hersonski

Location TBA

12:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 30: “The Silence of the Archive: Roundtable Discussion on A Film Unfinished

Film Studies Center

Cobb Hall, Rm. 307

5811 S. Ellis

8 pm: reception; 8:30 pm: roundtable

Registration for the roundtable is requested.  Register at: http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2011/silence-archive-roundtable-discussion-film-unfinished

These events are made possible by the Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Fund of the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, and are presented in collaboration with the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, doc films, and the Human Rights Program.

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