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Polish Women's Day Screening + Reception

Polish Filmmakers NYC, in partnership with NYWIFT, will host a special FREE screening in celebration of Polish Women's Day on Thursday, March 7, at indieScreen (289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg). Plus, receive  a complimentary gift from Inglot cosmetics.

The evening will feature two Polish films—the documentary Art of Freedom and the feature Earthly Paradise. After the films, you’re invited to stay for free hors d’oeuvres and a video art exhibition entitled “Line” by Ewa Kozanecka and Dominika Michalowska. Drinks will be available for purchase.

You can RSVP below for either or both films:


6:30 pm:
Art of Freedom (2011)
Written and directed by Wojciech Słota and Marek Kłosowicz (length: 71 minutes)
This documentary tells the stories of Polish mountain climbing expeditions during Soviet rule, including one women’s group led by Wanda Rutkiewicz. According to Polskie Radio, the film “depicts the essence of Himalaism — overcoming weaknesses of the human body in the most extreme conditions. It is also a story of endurance, solidarity, trust and concern for the overall well-being of the team. Himalaism is the school of life, a test of survival, and the experience of true freedom.” Watch the trailer.

8 pm: Earthly Paradise (Droga do Raju) (2008)
Directed by Gerwazy Regula (length: 95 minutes)
Earthly Paradise is a story about changing the course of one’s life. Thirty-year-old Ela is a single mom who is leads a ho-hum life, working in a meat factory and finding solace in creating new recipes. Not content with her situation, she decides to fight for her happiness. She gets a second job at a local supermarket and meets Mirek who helps her believe in herself. Just as her life starts turning around, her friend dies in a fatal accident and Mirek becomes ill. Will Ela prevail against these challenges?

Special thanks to Polish cosmetics firm for providing free Women's Day gifts to attendees.

Polish Filmmakers NYC and its Founder Agata Drogowska would like to thank their sponsors: Polish Film Institute, Polish Cultural Institute, Consulate General of Poland, Adam M. Bak Foundation, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Inglot, Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, and Metropolitan Artists Agency.



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts