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author: IRENA FRACZEK

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December 13 in Franklin, WI

THE MARTIAL LAW
IN POLAND 1981-1983

On December 13, 1981, the comunist regime declared martial law in Poland in an attempt to crush the Solidarity movement and regain totalitarian control over the society longing for freedom, civil liberties, and improved living conditions.

On the 40th anniversary of those dramatic and often bloody events, the Polish American Congress - Wisconsin Division brings to the Polish Center several witnesses to the history in the making. All living in Poland at the time, and they will be there to share stories of first-hand experiences and the enormous impact of Martial Law on the Polish people.

Check our calendarr for location and more information

2021 mosaic
November 7, 2021 in Franklin, WI

On the gorgeous fall day, a group of the PHC-Madison members joined guests gathered in the beautiful Polish Center of Wisconsin to celebrate the Polish Independence and Veterans Day and one of the 2021 Congressmen Zablocki Civic Achievement Awards going to another member of our club.

Click here to see photos

....Visit the PAC-WI website for the bios of all honorees.
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November 11 at 7pm in Cafe Coda2021 Chopin Carribean poster

This two-part event was held to celebrate Poland's Independence Day observed on November 11th. The CHOPIN IN JAZZ part features the performance of Chicago artists, Grażyna Auguścik (vocals) and Paul Bedal (piano).  The jazz session will follow the screening of CHOPIN. CARRIBEAN KEY (Polish title,  Antyle Chopina), a documentary exploring Chopin's influence on the music and local culture of Curaçao. In particular, the "Carribean Mazurka" created under this influence became a national dance of the island. The movie director, Agnieszka Lipiec-Wróblewska, was present to answer questions.

If you missed the event, check the youtube video HERE


MADISON POLISH FILM FESTIVAL

MADISON POLISH FILM FESTIVAL

2021 Sweat Poster

November 14 at 3 pm

SWEAT
(2020, dir. Magnus van Horn)

Beloved fitness influencer Sylwia seemingly has it made: hundreds of thousands of social media followers, endorsement deals, photo spreads in magazines. But as she starts to share more and more online, the rising pressure from concerned sponsors and increasingly obsessive fans forces her to confront her deepest insecurities and the exhaustive demands of her lifestyle.

TRAILER

 

November 14 at 5:30 pm

KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN  
(2020, dir. Mariusz Wilczyński)

Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, a man hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are still alive.

TRAILER


November 21, 3pm and 5:30pm at Vilas Hall
Movies screened on the second day of Madison Polish Film Festival

2021 Sweat Poster

November 21 at 3 pm

BACK THEN
(2020, dir. Kinga Dębska)

...In the room behind the wall, my parents – Tadek and Elzbieta – live their married life. He is a constantly humiliated intelligent by the system who silently envies his prosperous brother-in-law. She is the president of the company’s “Solidarity” with the need for freedom and a dream to finally break out of Poland. However, the real emotions for the whole family will start when the dream orange Fiat 126p stands under the block...

TRAILER

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November 21 at 5:30 pm

LEAVE NO TRACES 
(2021, dir. Jan P. Matuszyński)

Poland, 1983. The country is shaken by the case of Grzegorz Przemyk — a high school student beaten to death by militia. Based on true events, the film follows the story of Jurek — the only witness of the beating, who overnight became the number one enemy of the state. The oppressive regime used its whole apparatus — the secret service, militia, the media and the courts — to squeeze Jurek and other people close to the case, including his parents and Przemyk’s mother, Barbara.

If you missed the event, check the youtube video HERE


MADISON POLISH FILM FESTIVAL

MADISON POLISH FILM FESTIVAL