Tomorrow, on Saturday, November 9th, POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN AMERICA, the most extensive annual film event promoting Polish cinema in the world out of Poland, will kick off with fanfare! It will run until November 24th with a special awards ceremony on December 1st. Nearly 80 Polish films – feature, documentary and animated –  will be shown in three major locations, in schools and universities. The PFFA principal theatres this year are: AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 N. Carpenter Ave. by Central Ave.), Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence Ave. by I-90)), and Gallery Theatre (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.  near Ashland/Division St. intersection). All theatres offer free parking.

VIP Opening will take place in AMC Village Crossing 18 at 8:00 PM., preceeded by VIP Reception at the Society for Arts (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., parking at Holy Trinity Church) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. General Opening including the same program will be held in this thatre on Sunday, November 10th at 3:00 PM.

In the 31. PFFA line-up of many important titles are: CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, Polish entry to the Academy Award in a Foreign Language category, Lech Majewski’s VALLEY OF GODS starring John Malkovich and Josh Hartnett, Marcin Kryszalowicz’s MISTER T. with Pawel Wilczak, Jacek Bromski’s SOLID GOLD with Janusz Gajos and Andrzej Seweryn, DOLCE FINE GIORNATA by Jacek Borcuch with Krystyna Janda (Best Actress Award in Sundance). In a splendid documentary section one must not overlook THE DIVINE PLAN by Robert Orlando, PARAGUAY PASSPORTS by Robert Kaczmarek, TELL NO ONE by Tomasz Sekielski, THE CASE OF JOHANNA LANGEFELD by Wladek Jurkow & Geburg Rhode-Dahl, OF ANIMALS AND MEN by Lukasz Czajka, and last but not least HOLLYWOOD BY THE VISTULA RIVER by Jacek Papis, among many others.

The festival screenings are attended by many eminent actors, directors and producers including Maria Sobocinska, Pawel Wilczak, Lech Majewski, Jacek Papis, Jaroslaw Bolinski and Filip Rymsza.

The festival is dedicated to Milos Stehlik, eminent promoter of East European Cinema in America, great expert and friend of Polish film who passed away prematurely in July.

Additional info can be obtained and tickets can be purchased and a full PFFA schedule can be found @  www.pffamerica.com  and by phone @ 773-486-9612.

Major 31. PFFA sponsors are:  Senate of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Polish Film Institute, Star-Tech Glass, Copernicus Foundation and Society for Arts.

Main media sponsors are:  Polskie Radio 1030 AM &104.7 FM., iTVN, Onet, Dziennik Zwiazkowy oraz Monitor.

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