Martin Scorses Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
International House Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

International House Philadelphia will screen, from August 14th - 28th, twenty-one Polish cinematic masterpieces, as part of the touring series 'Martin Scorses Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema'. Members of International receive free admission to all screenings in this series.

In December 2011, filmmaker Martin Scorsese traveled to Poland to accept an honorary doctoral degree from The Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School in Lodz.

There, Mr. Scorsese met with Jedrezej Sablinski (a digital restoration expert, now with DI Factory) and reviewed a list of new digital restorations of Polish films. In the months following this visit, with the help of The Film Foundation, the two men came up with the idea of a North American tour of a series of restored Polish cinema classics. From an extensive catalog of digitally restored films, Mr. Scorsese chose 21 masterpieces. The Film Foundation's Executive Director, Margaret Bodde then worked with Mr. Sablinski to develop the program and recommended Milestone Films as the North American distributor for the series.

Milestone will be touring the 21-film retrospective 'Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema' throughout North America. The series features films from some of Poland's most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957-1987. Curated by Mr. Scorsese, each film has been digitally re-mastered and brilliantly restored on newly subtitled DCPs. The program was created and organized by Mr. Scorsese's non-profit organization, The Film Foundation.

 

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