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Polish Film Festival Opening Screening: Roman Polanski - A Film Memoir

Off Campus
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Celebrate the grand opening of the Polish Film Festival with a screening of Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011). The film is directed by Laurent Bouzereau and edited by Jeff Pickett.

Telling the story of Roman Polanski's life, beginning with his childhood in the Krakow ghetto, his first films in Poland, the move to Paris, his career in Europe and American, crowned with an Oscar for The Pianist. The conversations were recorded during Roman Polanski’s stay in his home in Gstaad where he was under house arrest for several months after he was apprehended on his way to the Zurich Film Festival in 2009.

The conversations are illustrated with excerpts from Polanski’s films, news footage, press clippings, private and exclusive photos, including startling, never-before-seen photographs of the young Polanski (as a boy and as a film student) and documents chronicling the filmmaker’s extraordinary life.

The screening will take place at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House. Tickets can be purchased at Dryden Theater before the screening. Regular admission is $9 and $7 for students.