#NoDAPL Solidarity Rally Chicago

Chi-Town Ain’t Known For Being Shy ~ Welcome to Chicago

City of Choice = Chicago so let’s take a bird’s-eye view for a meet and greet.

Chicago Down Town View from the Sky — Juno Reactor’s Masters of the Universe.

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There’s just something about black and white with a whole lot of grey, literally, that seems to suit an introduction for a city like Chicago, a city known for crime, gangsters, corrupt politicians and a great newspaper columnist by the name of Mike Royko aka “The Man Who Owns Chicago.”  If you don’t know Royko’s work you’re missing out on one of life’s truly witty reading pleasures.  Royko’s columns provided a massive home school educational opportunity for moi. Political viewpoints are not genetically encoded. Who knew? )

Now to lull you into a false sense of serenity…..

Chicago City of Shoulders ~ Andy Davis ~

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Awwww, wasn’t that a sweet beginning for a couple? Well, darker reality often follows close upon such heels in Chicago–the film.

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Cell Block Tango from Chicago’s Cook County Jail via Chicago the film about murderesses in the city of Chicago. Murder and Chicago go together like snow and winter.  The Cook County Jail is a real place with quite a reputation.

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Then there’s the whole police versus the bad guys scenario–though, all too often the two are one and the same in the Windy City.

The Night Chicago Died ~ Paper Lace ~

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Number 10 Bus ~ A few city views with Larry Brewer’s own tune.  Who says you can’t go home and leave then do it all again?

MrKerplunker

This is an original song written and recorded by Larry Brewer off of his 2012 album, Waxing Ardent. It is an ode to growing up in Chicago.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/num…
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A…
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I Dream of Chicago ~ Parlours ~ Okay, I just love the sound of this song so it’s here.

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The Very Best of Chicago ~ by the band Chicago formed and hailed from the city with a stint in LA. See Wiki for more  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_(band)

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40th Anniversary Collection
Track Listing:
1. Just You ‘N’ Me 00:00
2. Saturday In the Park 03:42
3. You’re The Inspiration 07:36
4. Baby, What a Big Suprise 11:26
5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry/Get Away 14:30
6. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? 19:37
7. 25 or 6 to 4 22:58
8. If You Leave Me Now 27:50
9. Hard Habit to Break 31:45
10. Old Days 36:30
11. Beginnings 40:01
12. Call On Me 46:28
13. Make Me Smile 50:30
14. Love Will Come Back (w/ Rascal Flats) 54:56
15. Feel (w/Horns) 58:44

 

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Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle  ~ Enjoy it anyway you can ladies and gents.

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Dead End Street ~ Lou Rawls ~  I do believe Rawls explains it all.

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Lincoln Park Pirates ~ Steve Goodman ~ You know about No Parking Zones, don’t you? Towing cars as a city-wide fundraiser can be very profitable.

1000Magicians

 

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Yes, it’s an ad for a newspaper hawking its prize writer and vice versa.  Where else but in a tavern would you expect to find a discussion of punctuation?

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Mike Royko quotes with a song, the reason for the choice of which I am very unclear about. But Mike’s words make it all right.  Maybe.

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Who & Why Royko ~ With background music. I wonder why  it’s so hard to find a song for or about Royko? Someone needs to write one. Or two at the very least. Maybe they have. If you find one, do not hesitate to share it. Please.

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We’re All Crazy In Chicago ~~ No, I will not vouch for the veracity of this statement/song. Are you crazy?

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A list of songs about Chicago compliments of the wonderful world of Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_Chicago

 

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Bear has Nomads, oh yeah    http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/ulaanbaatar-city-of-nomads/

It’s down home in Alabama with Johnny in Mobile  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-music-of-a-city-mobile/comment-page-1/#comment-4197

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Music

City Music ~~

There are all kinds of tunes about urban landscapes.  A multitude of activities takes place within city landscapes. Everything is reflected in music in all genres.  

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Redlight King ~ City Life

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Where would we be without some serious city angst?

Raining in Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows, August and Everything After  <<– A most excellent album with nary a ‘miss’ among any of its songs. Well worth listening to en toto.

 

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Anyone in the market for some higher education history? Universities and colleges are small cities within cities and towns. Hence, the inclusion of Ohio.

In Kent, Ohio, Non-violent students encountered the National Guard’s fully loaded guns.

Ohio [Kent, Ohio location of Kent State University] ~ written by Neil Young, performed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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Kent State Shootings historical information including list of the dead and wounded:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings

The shootings led to protests on college campuses throughout the United States, and a student strike, causing more than 450 campuses across the country to close with both violent and non-violent demonstrations.[9] A common sentiment was expressed by students at New York University with a banner hung out of a window which read, “They Can’t Kill Us All.”[37] On May 8, eleven people were bayonetted at the University of New Mexico by the New Mexico National Guard in a confrontation with student protesters.[38] Also on May 8, an antiwar protest at New York’s Federal Hall held at least partly in reaction to the Kent State killings was met with a counter-rally of pro-Nixon construction workers (organized by Peter J. Brennan, later appointed U.S. Labor Secretary by President Nixon), resulting in the “Hard Hat Riot“.

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Samba de Janeiro ~ Bellini —-Dancing in the streets aka it’s time for a flash mobbing to work out some stress. Yes, you too can dance at your pc. How can you resist?

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Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell ~ Dangerous Moonlight.  Ah, a little history, a little romance, a little movie making….

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A lot of people in cities dream of being elsewhere. Sometimes survival forces people to strange places.

City of Chicago ~ Christy Moore

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It’s about time for some cello joy. Right? Definitely.

Berlin, Germany ~ Original song for 12 cellos and a kick drum  by The Piano Guys.

If you click-through to listen at YouTube you’ll find a great deal of  information about the creation of the song and the locations in the video.

“Berlin” written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson (A PianoGuys Original Composition)

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For some reason this song wandered into my brain-maze and loitered long enough to act as a prompt for this musical ‘theme’ round.

Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Under the Bridge ~City of Angels

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Okay, I confess, the video images convinced me to include this made for a film song by The Boss.

Bruce Springsteen ~ The Streets of Philadelphia

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In the mood for romance in Paris? Or just ready to rest your feet?

Paris Nocturne ~ Dan Fogelberg & Tim Wiseberg

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from their 1978 collaboration album
“Twin Sons of Different Mothers”

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The lyrics, the images and the tone just wouldn’t go away, so this tune is here.

Mattafix ~ Big City Life

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You’re invited to share your city songs at will.

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I wonder what cities Bear has been exploring : Careful, it’s intense, http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/koyaanisqatsi/#comment-13603

 

Catch a view of, “Life Feels Good” ~ Sunday, December 8, 2013, Winner of Golden Teeth of Camera~ Polish Film Festival in America

Screening of LIFE FEELS GOOD directed by Maciej Pieprzyca 

2013 GOLDEN TEETH OF CAMERA FOR THE MOST INTERESTING FEATURE FILM

Screening of LIFE FEELS GOOD by Maciej Pieprzyca will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM. in Muvico Rosemont 18.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 4:00 PM. 
MUVICO ROSEMONT 18 (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont)

Mental disability? Or just a problem with communication? This dilemma determines the fate of Mateusz, a young man suffering from cerebral palsy. Inspired by true events, “Life Feels Good” is a story which gives hope and sends a positive message. The film shows that the power of a strong will makes it possible to overcome adversity, and go beyond one’s own limits to enjoy life, just the way it is. To find happiness, giving up is never an option.

 

INFO & TICKETS: 773.486.9612  WWW.PFFAMERICA.COM
THE SPACE IS VERY LIMITED

 Polish Film Festival in America | 1112 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Chicago , IL 60642 | tel:773.486.9612

pffamerica@pffamerica.com  |  www.pffamerica.com

25th Polish Film Festival in America, 8-24 November 2013, Chicago ~ Film screening list

Okay some  information regarding the showing of  

MESMERIZING FILM IMAGINE BY ANDRZEJ JAKIMOWSKI AT THE 25TH POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN AMERICA TOMORROW

IMAGINE, a new film by Andrzej Jakimowski will have its only screening tomorrow, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM. in Muvico Rosemont 18. The special presentation is sponsored by Kraff Eye Institute.

The plot is set in a well-known Lisbon clinic for visually impaired where Ian, a new instructor, begins to teach special orientation to his international group of blind patients. For him, the keys to getting around and living a fulfilling life are the mind and the imagination, and not sensory perception. However, his methods – although successful – prove to be too challenging for his patients.

Jakimowski’s masterful treatment of the material – says one film critic – takes IMAGINE up to new heights of a lyrical metaphor about trust, the sense of reality, perspectives and coping in life.

Andrzej Jakimowski (b. 1963) is one of the most outstanding Polish filmmakers. His debut film Squint Your Eyes and later internationally-acclaimed Tricks received enthusiastic welcome from audiences and film critics worldwide and were widely awarded. IMAGINE is selected for this year’s European Film Awards.

The screening’s sponsor Kraff Eye Institute is a leading pioneer in laser vision correction. The Chicago-based Kraff Eye Institute has long sought to improve the vision of its patients, always putting their safety, quality of vision and experience first. Its physicians take the time to educate their patients about the latest techniques and technology for laser correction and treatment of cataracts. The Kraff name has become synonymous with pioneering bold, new techniques and providing the highest quality, most contemporary care available in ophthalmology internationally and throughout Chicago.

Muvico Rosemont 18 is located at 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave. by River Rd. South exit from I-90. The theatre has ample parking, complimentary with parking ticket validation. The most elegant cinema centre offers fine dining in Bogart’s Bar and Grill.

Tickets can be purchased online @ www.pffamerica.com and over a phone at 773-486-9612 with any major credit card. The seats are unnumbered.

 The 25th Polish Film Festival in America sponsors are:  Polish Film Institute, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Star-Tech Glass, BMO Harris Bank, State Farm Insurance, Muvico Theatres.The main media sponsor is itvn.

 

~~~Heads up, this post is an ongoing work in progress. I will continue adding trailers for films on this list as I view them on the tubes-of-you. ~~

The Polish Film Festival in America has announced a complete list of films which will be screened during the 25th edition of the festival, from November 8 to November 24, 2013.

FEATURE FILMS:

OPENING NIGHT FILM

WALESA. MAN OF HOPE
[WAŁĘSA. CZŁOWIEK Z NADZIEI]
dir. Andrzej Wajda
[2013, 127’]

Legendary Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda tackles the story of another of his country’s legends — former dockworker, Solidarity founder, and eventual Polish president Lech Walesa — in this epic, decade-spanning biopic.

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1939. THE SECRET OF WESTERPLATTE
[1939. TAJEMNICA WESTERPLATTE]
dir. Paweł Chochlew
[2013, 120′]

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Starring: Michał Żebrowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Borys Szyc, Jan Englert, Jakub Wesołowski, Robert Zołędziewski, Andrzej Grabowski, Mirosław Baka

At the Baltic banks of Westerplatte, on September 1, 1939, salvos of the largest Nazi vessel Schlezwig-Holstein “visiting” the harbor, announced the beginning of the WWII.
At the other end, about two hundred Polish soldiers heroically maintained their military foothold at the banks of Westerplatte, and within hours it became apparent that countless armored Nazi divisions were invading Poland.

Yet for seven days the Poles maintained their increasingly suicidal foothold. 1939. THE SECRET OF WESTERPLATTE is a war drama of the fight of two commanders and their men. A heroic struggle between opposing views on bravery – to fight to the last soldier or to save the men and surrender under overwhelming odds…

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AFTERMATH
[POKŁOSIE]
dir. Władysław Pasikowski
[2012, 107’]

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AUGUST’S SKY. 63 DAYS OF GLORY

[SIERPNIOWE NIEBO. 63 DNI CHWAŁY]
dir. Ireneusz Dobrowolski
[2013, 75′]

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BACZYŃSKI
dir. Kordian Piwowarski
[2013, 69’]

A multi-layered biographical film about the legendary, young, Polish poet who fought in Warsaw Uprising. A poetic journey through his life and works.

featuring poetry slammers:
Weronika Lewandowska,Janusz Jamanta Kulesza,Jan Gabriel Szutkowski,Jan Paweł Kowalewicz,Grzegorz Bruszewski,Kuba Przybyłowski,Mateusz Andała,Michał Czaja,Kamila Janiak, Marta Marciniak

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BEJBI  BLUES / Baby Blues
dir. Katarzyna Rosłaniec
[2012, 105]

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DECEIVED
[OSZUKANE]
dir. Marcin Solarz
[2013, 90’]

HeliosPolska

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FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS
[PŁYNĄCE WIEŻOWCE]
dir. Tomasz Wasilewski
[2013, 93′]

FLYING BLIND
[ZAŚLEPIONA]
dir. Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
[2013, 88‘]

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GABRIEL
dir. Michał Haremski
[2013, 90’]

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IMAGINE
dir. Andrzej Jakimowski
[2012, 105’]

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IN HIDING
[W UKRYCIU]

dir. Jan Kidawa-Błoński

[2013, 103’]                   
             

IN THE NAME OF…
[W IMIĘ…]
dir. Małgośka Szumowska
[2013, 102”]

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LASTING
[NIEULOTNE]
dir. Jacek Borcuch
[2013, 97′]

 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Two Polish students fall in love with each other during a holiday in Spain. But a horrible accident ruins their relationship and their plans. A thrilling existential drama in which fate seems to overcome the best-laid plans of men.

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LIFE FEELS GOOD
[CHCE SIĘ ŻYĆ]
dir. Maciej Pieprzyca
[2013, 107′]

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LOVING
[MIŁOŚĆ]
dir. Sławomir Fabicki
[2012, 105’]

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PAPUSZA
dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
[2013, 131’]

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SIBERIAN EXILE
[SYBERIADA POLSKA]
dir. Janusz Zaorski
[2013, 125’]

HeliosPolska

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SUMMER IN THE CITY
[LATO W MIEŚCIE]
dir. Agnieszka Gomułka
[2012, 91′]

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THE CLOSED CIRCUIT
[UKŁAD ZAMKNIĘTY]
dir. Ryszard Bugajski
[2013, 110’]

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THE GIRL FROM A WARDROBE
[DZIEWCZYNA Z SZAFY]
dir. Bodo Kox
[2012, 90′]

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THE LAST FLOOR
[OSTATNIE PIĘTRO]
dir. Tadeusz Król
[2013, 84′]

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THE PHOTOGRAPH
[ZDJĘCIE]
dir. Maciej Adamek
[2012, 82′]

TheGoldenApricot·

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THE VULTURE
[SĘP]
dir. Eugeniusz Korin
[2012, 133′]

Movie Trailers Boulevard·

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VIVA BELARUS
dir. Krzysztof Łukaszewicz
[2012, 98’]

WARSAW 1935 in 3D
[WARSZAWA 1935]
dir. Tomasz Gomoła
[2013, 20′] 3D

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SILENT FILM:

PAN TADEUSZ +
dir. Ryszard Ordyński
[1928, 124’]

  + No English subtitles.

SHORT FILMS:

HOW DEEP IS AN OCEAN?
[JAK GŁĘBOKI JEST OCEAN?]
dir. Filip Syczyński
[2013, 30’]

MAGMA
dir. Paweł Maślona
[2013, 30′]

MY NAME IS ASIA
[MAM NA IMIĘ ASIA]
dir. Balbinka Korzeniowska
[2013, 10’]

STATTERING LOVE
[JĄKAJĄCA SIĘ MIŁOŚĆ]
Dir.  Jan Czarlewski
[2013, 20’]

STEEL WILL
[SIŁA WOLI]
dir. Piotr Grajnert
[2012, 14′]

THE BIG LEAP
[WIELKI SKOK]
dir. Kristoffer Rus
[2013, 15’]

THE EASTER CRUMBLE
[MAZUREK]
dir. Julia Kolberger
[2013, 30’]

DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

 A DOUBLE LIFE OF PIOTR S.
[PODWÓJNE ŻYCIE PIOTRA S.]
dir. Alina Mrowińska
[2012, 52’]

A PROMISE OF CHILDHOOD
[OBIETNIA DZIECIŃSTWA]
dir. Piotr Morawski
[2013, 52′]

ALBERT CINEMA
dir. Agnieszka Zwiefka
[2012, 52′]

BAD BOY. HIGH SECURITY CELL
[BAD BOY. CELA DLA NIEBEZPIECZNYCH]
dir. Janusz Mrozowski
[2012, 77′]

BELOVED RECIDIVISTS
[KOCHANI RECYDYWIŚCI]
dir. Irena Morawska, Jerzy Morawski
[2013, 49′]

CRISIS MANAGEMENT
[SPOSÓB NA KRYZYS]
dir.  IVO KARDEL
[2013, 51′]

DAD’S RETURN
[POWRÓT TATY]
dir. BARBARA MEDAJSKA
[2012, 5′]

ENTANGLED
[UWIKŁANI]
dir. Lidia Duda
[2012, 51′]

FATHER AND SON
[OJCIEC I SYN]
dir. Paweł Łoziński
[2013, 52′]

F*CK FOR FOREST
dir. Michał Marczak
[2012, 82′]

HONOR OF THE CITY. THE STORY OF THE WARSAW UPRISING
[HONOR MIASTA. HISTORIA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO]
dir. Eugene Starky
[2013, 50’]

I LOVE YOU LIKE IRELAND
[KOCHAM CIĘ JAK IRLANDIĘ]
dir. ALEKSANDER DEMBSKI
[2013, 45′]

IN THE EYE OF WARSAW HAIRDRESSER
[OKIEM WARSZAWSKIEGO FRYZJERA]
dir. Jakub Polakowski, Magdalena Pytlakowska
[2013, 29′]

INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC SAMOSIUK
[NIEZALEŻNA REPUBLIKA SAMOSIUK]
dir. Adam Lewandowski
[2012, 28’]

LEADERS
[PRZYWÓDCY]
dir. Paweł Ferdek
[2013, 52′]

LOVE
[MIŁOŚĆ]
dir. Filip Dzierżawski
[2013, 91′]

MAESTRO RODZINSKI
dir. Bożena Garus-Hockuba
[2012, 58’]

MIŁOSZ
dir. Katarzyna Gondek
[2013, 60′]

MUNDIAL. THE HIGHEST STAKES
[MUNDIAL. GRA O WSZYSTKO]
dir. Michał Bielawski
[2013, 97’]

PALACE
[PAŁAC]
dir. TOMASZ WOLSKI
[2012, 82’]

PRE MORTEM
dir. Konrad Łęcki
[2013, 30′]

ROTEM
dir. Agnieszka Arnold
[2012, 77’]

SECRETS OF LOVE
[SEKRETY MIŁOŚCI]
dir. Krystian Matysek
[2012, 88’]

SHORT VAMPIRES’ CHRONICLES
[KRÓTKIE KRONIKI WAMPIRÓW]
dir. Beata Postnikoff
[2012, 12′]

THE FOURTH PARTITION
[CZWARTA DZIELNICA]
dir. Adrian Prawica
[2013, 75’]

THE PLEDGE
[CYROGRAF]
dir. Igor Mołedecki
[2012, 38’]

THE STRATEGIST
[STRATEG]
dir. Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska
[2013, 89’]

TO FREE A BUTTERFLY
[UWOLNIĆ MOTYLA]
dir. Joanna Frydrych
[2012, 45′]

TRACES
[ŚLADY]
dir. Robert Gliński
[2012, 50′]

VOICES
[GŁOSY]
dir. Konrad Szołajski
[2013, 35′]

YOU GONNA BE A LEGEND, MAN
[BĘDZIESZ LEGENDĄ CZŁOWIEKU]
dir. Marcin Koszałka
[2012, 75′]

The CZECH SHOWCASE:

BURNING BUSH – PART 1, 2, 3
[PŁONĄCY KRZEW – CZĘŚĆ 1, 2, 3]
dir. Agnieszka Holland
[2013, 82’, 72’, 78’]

IN THE SHADOW
[W CIENIU]
dir. David Ondricek
[2012, 106′]

POLISH FILM
[POLSKI FILM]
dir. Marek Najbrt
[2012, 113′]

25th PFFA venues are:

Muvico Rosemont 18 (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont)
Facets Cinematheque (1517 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago)
Gallery Theatre (1112 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)

The 25th PFFA major sponsors are: Polish Film Institute, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Star-Tech Glass, BMO Harris Bank, State Farm Insurance, Muvico Theatres.

Main media sponsor is itvn.

For more information, please call 773-486-9612.

25th Polish Film Festival in America
1112 N. MIlwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: +17734869612
E-mail: pffamerica@pffamerica.com
http://www.pffamerica.com

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I’m wondering if anyone has ever done a photographic essay of a large city like Chicago offering views from various buildings shot from the same floor–like the 27th floor.  Anyone care to chip in their two cents on this project idea?

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