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The Denver Film Society announced today the schedule for Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces in Polish Cinema. The 21-film series curated and organized by Scorsese's non-profit organization, The Film Foundation, will play at the Sie FilmCenter August 12 - 19. The Denver Film Society will welcome Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi to open the series on Tuesday, August 12. Zanussi will present his films CAMOUFLAUGE (Tuesday, August 12) and THE ILLUMINATION (Wednesday, August 13). Premiering in New York City at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on February 5th, 2014, the series features films from some of Poland's most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957-1987. Each film has been digitally re-mastered and brilliantly restored on newly subtitled DCPs. Denver is one of 30 cities this year to host Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.
"We are proud to host this national tour and bring the rich history of Polish cinema to Denver," said Ernie Quiroz, the Denver Film Society's Programming Manager. "This is an extraordinary collection of films handpicked by Mr. Scorsese. Whether you are familiar with Polish cinema, or have never seen a Polish film, all of the titles in this series are films that have served as inspiration for one of the US' most respected filmmaker and are worth discovering."
Highlights include the Opening Night presentation of Krzysztof Zanussi's CAMOUFLAUGE (1976), a comic story of a contentious relationship between a young linguist and an associate professor and his 70s philosophical essay on film incorporating animation, experimental techniques and documentary footage, THE ILLUMINATION (1972). Zanussi will be in attendance at the Sie FilmCenter to present both films and host a post screening Q&A.
Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema began in December 2011 when Scorsese received an honorary doctoral degree from The Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School in Lódz, Poland. There, Mr. Scorsese met with Jedrzej Sablinski and reviewed a list of new digital restorations of Polish films. In the months following this visit, with the help of The Film Foundation, the two men came up with the idea of a North American tour of a series of restored Polish cinema classics. From an extensive catalogue of digitally restored films, Mr. Scorsese chose 21 masterpieces.
Tickets and a discount package for the series are on sale now. Single screening tickets are $7 for DFS members and $10 for non-members; Opening Night tickets are $12 for DFS members and $15 for non-members. A complete series pass to Masterpieces of Polish Cinema is $75 for DFS members and $90 for non-members. The pass includes guaranteed seating to all 21 films. Visit DenverFilm.org for more information and to purchase your tickets.
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