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Polish Film Festival: Totentanz - Scenes from Warsaw Uprising

The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Totentanz: Scenes from Warsaw Uprising (2012) 93 min.The film is directed, written, and produced by Leszek Wosiewicz. Wosiewicz will be in attendance to discuss the film after the screening.

In 1944. Warsaw is in flames, destroyed by Nazis during the uprising. When Warsawâ00800099s Old Town, is reduced to rubble under German bombs, Marek, poet and dreamer, sets off alone through a labyrinth of underground cellars and tunnels for city centre, where his father is a â0080009cbigwigâ0080009d in the Resistance. He falls badly in love with Irena, a beautiful blonde Volksdeutsch woman, whom he impulsively saves from being shot as a spy and child-killer. She tries to find her son, who fought in the uprising as a boy scout.

All films are shown in Polish with English subtitles, and all are screened at the Little Theatre, except for opening night at the Memorial Art Gallery. The festivities wrap up with a reception on Monday, Nov. 19 in the Little Cafe, following the showing of 80 Million. Tickets are $8; students and seniors pay $5. Little Theatre Film Society members receive their membership discount.

The festival is made possible through the support of the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Filmmakers Association, the Little Theatre Film Society, and the Polish Heritage Society of Rochester. For more information, visit or contact the Skalny Center at 585.275.9898.