Today, on Saturday, November 6th, 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. Over 50 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.) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Both Opening Gala (screening of BACK THEN by Kinga Debska) and Closing Gala (screening of LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski) are sold out.

Among many important titles in the 33. PFFA program you can find TENANT by Michal Otlowski (screening 11.7), 25 YEARS OF INNOCENCE by Jan Holoubek (11.7), awarded with numerous “Eagles” in 2020, MAGNESIUM by Maciej Bochniak starring Dawid Ogrodnik and Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (11.20), SILENT LAND by Aga Woszczynska (11.16), FOR NOW, FOR EVER by Piotr Trzaskalski (11.12 & 11.19), KILL ME AND LEAVE THIS TOWN by Mariusz Wilczynski (11.17), ranked as the best Polish movie of the last year (“Eagle” for the best direction and “Golden Lions’ at Gdynia FF). In a very attractive section of documentary films are, among many others: HERBERT. BARBARIAN IN THE GARDEN by Rafael Lewandowski (11.12), THE OTHER FACE OF CARDINAL DZIWISZ by Marcin Gutowski (11.12), LONG DAY TOMORROW by Pawel Wysoczanski (11.19), and fascinating films from a series “Geniuses and Dreamers”.

Outstanding filmmakers – directors and producers are expected to meet the audiences: Kinga Debska, Jan P. Matuszynski, Pawel Wysoczanski, Zbigniew Domagalski, Tod Lending.

Additional info can be obtained, and tickets can be purchased and a full PFFA schedule can be found @ and by phone @ 773-486-9612. Full schedule of screenings can be found HERE or @

The 33rd Polish Film Festival in America is possible thanks to a generous support from the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport 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, Copernicus Foundation, Society for Arts, and numerous other prestigious individual and corporate donors.

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