a monthly film series featuring invited speakers, hosted by the Polish Club in San Francisco

Thursday, January 20, 2011

February 2: The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor

Join us for Movie Nite at the Polish Club!

Polish Movie Nite is happy to present The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor (1991), a unique documentary by Denis Bablet about the work of Tadeusz Kantor, a legendary genius of theatre. From his upbringing in Poland to his development as a theatrical artist of rare invention, the film details Kantor's life and his founding and leadership of the Cricot 2 acting company, complete with riveting glimpses of Kantor at work. In one unique scene, Kantor is on stage and "conducts" the actors as a symphony conductor might lead an orchestra. Extensive segments from some of Kantor's most famous works, The Dead Class (1975), and Wielopole, Wielopole (1980), are also included.

The film will be introduced by Marcella Faustini, a San Francisco-based artist and curator. She earned her MFA at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Originally from Brazil but now neither from here nor there, she currently finds herself counting walls at Noma Gallery.

The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor
145 minutes
In English and French with English subtitles

8pm Wednesday
February 2, 2011

Polish Club of San Francisco
3040 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Special thanks go to Mrs. Krystyna Chciuk and Maureen Mroczek Morris of the Polish Club for their ongoing support of Polish Movie Nite, and to Trumer Pils and Krol Vodka for sponsoring this event.

Polish Movie Nite is a monthly screening organized for the benefit of the Polish Club. Events are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

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