The Official Closing Night of the 33. Polish Film Festival in America is sold out. The event which includes a screening of LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, this year’s Polish entry for the Academy Awards, is taking place on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 3:00 PM. in AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 Carpenter by Touhy and Central). However, there are still many very interesting films to see in final days of the festival…

On Thursday and Friday, festival audiences will have a chance to meet two great filmmakers. On Thursday, 11/18, the Oscar-nominated director Tod Lending will show his inspiring and uplifting SOUL AND RUBY’S HOLOCOUST SURVIVERS BAND while on 11/19 Pawel Wysoczanski who just won “Golden Teeth of Camera” for his beautiful and poignant LONG DAY TOMORROW also will meet the public following the screening. Both films will start @ 7:00 PM. in Gallery Theatre (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.).

On Friday, 11/19 @ 7:30 PM., the winner of 2021 “Eagle” for the best film, and 2021 PFFA Special Jury Prize, together with Chicago Film Critics Award, KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN by Mariusz Wilczynski will have its first presentation in the Copernicus Center (5216 W, Lawrence Ave.). The film will be repeated on award films’ weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 27th and 28th.

On Saturday, except for a Surprise Film Marathon in Gallery Theatre starting @ 7:00 PM., two exciting feature films will be shown in AMC Village Crossing 18: CUDAK by Anna Kazejak @ 7:00 PM. and MAGNESIUM by Maciej Bochniak starring Dawid Ogrodnik, Matuesz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Borys Szyc @ 9:00 PM.

On Monday, 11/22 @ 7:30 PM., in Gallery Theatre, BAD LUCK by Andrzej Munk, considered the best comedy in Polish cinema, a 1960 classic, will be presented in a digitally reconstructed version; the process took several years to complete. It is the only chance to see that famous film with legendary role of Bogumil Kobiela on a big screen.

On Tuesday, 11/23 @ 7:30 PM. also in the Gallery Theatre, long-awaited new film by Piotr Trzaskalski FOR NOW, FOR EVER will have its final festival screening.

For screenings of awarded films, please check PFFA website or call festival office @ 773-486-9612.

The 33rd Polish Film Festival in America is possible thanks to a generous support from the Ministry of Culture & National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Polish Film Institute, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, I. Roman Family Foundation, Star-Tech Glass, Inc., Hilton Hotels, Sling, Copernicus Foundation, Society for Arts, and numerous other prestigious individual and corporate donors.

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