2015 Seattle Polish Film Festival opens

SPFF15-20006It was a great week for the 23rd Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival. We opened with a complimentary screening of a Polish cult comedy called “Sexmission” at Northwest Film Forum. About 50 guests enjoyed light snacks prepared by the Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association, producers of this annual event. Next up was our first ever “Vodka and a Drop of Art” featuring 30+ vintage Polish posters and of course, vodka! Friday, Saturday and Sunday featured some great films including “Gods” the true story of Dr. Religa, the surgeon who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland. The festival continues thru October 18, 2015. Hope to see you there!

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Seattle Polish Film Festival 5 weeks away!

SPFFlogo15That’s right – five weeks away!

We begin October 7th at Northwest Film Forum with a special presentation of Sexmission, a 1984 cult Polish comedy. Films already scheduled include Ziarno Prawdy, Disco Polo, and Carte Blanche. History buffs will want to attend the documentaries We Film the Peopleand Treblinka’s Last Witness. Shorts and independents will be presented in cooperation once again, with Seattle Film Institute. Attendees will be able to take advantage of our usual benefits, like a free screening courtesy of our friends at 4 Culture, and more Q&A’s and panel discussions with filmmakers and artists from Poland including Maciek Bochniak, director of Disco Polo.

Final movie selections and scheduling is ongoing.  You’re invited to sign up for the film festival newsletter at http://www.polishfilms.org/ and like us on Facebook.

And like any non-profit organization we can also use a little extra funding to keep growing. If you enjoy movies, if you want to meet actors and directors, if you like to party – please join us. You can purchase an ad for your business or you can make a donation online at: http://www.polishfilms.org/support/donate

Click here to see what fun we had last year.  We hope to see you at the festival this year!

Got kielbasa?

Thanks go out to Carol, Pat and Martha for making our afternoon at Lincoln Park enjoyable. SGSCA members and new-found friends spent the afternoon admiring the view and of course chowing down on delicious picnic fare. It must have been good since the last kielbasa was nabbed by a hungry seagull!