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Seattle Polish Film Festival
Sex, Vodka and Gods—the 23rd Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival, October 7–18 2015
Free screening of a Polish cult comedy, a vodka tasting, and a film about gods (of surgery)!
Seattle, WA: Imagine a post-apocalyptic world of women and no men. This is the setting for one of the most-loved Polish comedies of all time– Seksmisja (Sexmission). Join us to kick off the festival with food and drink at the Northwest Film Forum on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 and stay for a free screening of Sexmission at 8 pm. The fun continues on the second night of the Festival, when we host a vodka tasting in the Polish Home on Capitol Hill. Cap off your night at the Capitol Hill Art Walk—Thursday, October 8—with a special preview of this year’s upcoming Polish film festival. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:00.
The films screen on the second and third weekends of October. Some of the highlights for the first weekend are Carte Blanche, Bogowie (Gods), and Obce Ciało (Foreign Body), by director Krzysztof Zanussi, who visited SPFF last year. Saturday’s featured film, Gods, is the story of the life and career of Polish cardiac surgeon, Zbigniew Religa, who in 1985 performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland. A National Geographic picture of the OR taken by James Stansfield after the 23-hour procedure is regularly listed as one of the top 100 photos of all time. Gods plays Saturday, Oct 10 at 7:30 pm. The full schedule of the first weekend is below.
Friday, Oct 09
Carte Blanche—6:30 pm
Grain of Truth—8:40 pm
Saturday, Oct 10
Fanciful, How to Rob a House—1:00 pm
The Heart and the Sweetheart—3:00 pm
Polish Shit—5:20 pm
Sunday, Oct 11
We Film the People!—11:50 am
Treblinka’s Last Witness—1:20 pm
Secret Sharer—5:40 pm
Foreign Body—7:45 pm
Opening and closing weekend receptions will be at Ten Mercer. Come for the films and stay to meet featured directors and actors.
Again this year we will also be featuring two nights of indy films at the Seattle Film Institute in Interbay, while feature films on the weekend screen at the Uptown Theater in Queen Anne.
About the Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF): For 23 years the festival has showcased the best of Polish cinema and introduced Seattle audiences to Poland’s leading directors and actors. SPFF is produced and presented by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.
Northwest Film Forum http://www.nwfilmforum.org/
Capitol Hill Art Walk http://capitolhillartwalk.com/
Seattle Polish Home Association (1714 18th Avenue) http://www.polishhome.org/
Ten Mercer http://www.tenmercer.com/