The Easter Crumble (2013): Urszula is preparing a traditional Easter breakfast to welcome her daughter and her new fiancé. When they arrive, the man turns out to be thirty years older than her daughter. The 30 minute film is written and directed by Julia Kolberger.
Imagine (2012): Ian, a specialist in spatial orientation, arrives at a Lisbon clinic for the visually impaired to teach blind patients navigational skills. Blind himself, he teaches his students to move around without using their white canes, encouraging them to risk the unknown through the use of a complex network of sound cues. In the way he moves, sits, falls down, Edward Hogg gives an outstanding performance of a blind man and creates a person who lives in his own space, somewhere in the crossing of reality and imagination. The film is set against a sunny and lyrical background and depends greatly on the use of sound which, apart from its aesthetic role, forms an integral part of the theme.
Location: The Little, Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester. Tickets can be purchased at The Little Theatre box office beginning Oct. 15 and before the screenings. Regular admission is $9, $7 for seniors and students.
The film festival is sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Filmmakers Association, Polish Heritage Society of Rochester, and the Little Theatre Film Society. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/skalny.