The largest US retrospective of one of Europe's most versatile and original directors - Jerzy Skolimowski - begins at the Harvard Film Archive on June 3, featuring a comprehensive selection of his best films and student shorts...
A still from "Essential Killing", photo: Ivo Ledwożyw/Syrena Films
Jerzy Skolimowski will present his most recent film, the award-winning "Essential Killing" in Harvard, after which the film will be shown at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on June 10. The tour of his films will then span some of the most prestigious theatres in the United States, from mid-June till mid-September.
The first screenings are entitled "The Radical Visions of Jerzy Skolimowski" and will take place at the Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge) will feature some of the most interesting films by the director, including "Deep End" ("Na samym dnie"), "Bariera", "Identification Marks: None" ("Rysopis"), "Walkover" ("Walkower"), "Le départ", "Four Nights with Anna", "Moonlighting", "Hands Up!" ("Ręce do góry"), "Essential Killing", "The Shout", "King, Queen, Knave".
"As a poet my mind is trained along the path of poetic associations - I'm not afraid to wander away from direct narrative - I feel safe with a story that tempts you to believe or disbelieve"
On June 10, at 7:30 PM Skolimowski will meet with audiences at the screening of his newest feature "Essential Killing" in New York's Museum of the Moving Image.
For the detailed tour calendar, see Polish Cultural Institute
For more info about the upcoming screenings, see:
Harvard Film Archive
Museum of the Moving Image
Date: June 3 - September 15, 2011
Locations: New York, Harvard, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Berkeley, Washington DC and Seattle,
Organised by: the Polish Cultural Institute in New York , Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Presented by: the Polish Cultural Institute in New York in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image, Harvard Film Archive, Cinefamily, Gene Siskel Film Center, The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Pacific Film Archive, National Gallery of Art and Northwest Film Forum Cinema, in association with the Polish National Film Archive, the Polish Film School in Lodz and the Polish Film Institute.
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: www.polishculture-nyc.org. Adam Mickiewicz Institute