Pola Negri Film Festival (May 20th – June 20th)

Posted on 19-05-2021 , by: Art Gmurowski , in , 0 Comments

The Pola Negri Film Festiwal – Early Years, produced by the Austin Polish Society kicks off on May 20th and will run for the entire month through June 20. Mark your calendars and tune in!  You can access any part of the program at any time during this period.
Learn more about a legendary Polish actress whose brilliant career in Hollywood paved the way for Greta Garbo and Marlena Dietrich.

The festival program includes a FREE PASS to five online screenings, and a series of articles and interviews. The articles and interviews about Pola Negri will be available in Polish on www.cultureave.com and later in English on www.austinpolishfilm.com

Program (May 20 – June 20):
The following films will be available for viewing without territorial restrictions:
Pola Negri:Life Of A Star – a documentary directed by Mariusz Kotowski
Pola Negri: The Iconic Collection – „The Early Films” 
four films from the beginning of the actress’s career:                  “The Polish Dancer” (1917) 
            „The Yellow Ticket”(1918) 
            „Eyes of the Mummy Ma” (1918)
Join us for the unique archival footage and stories in Kotowski’s documentary and watch silents films enjoyed by many in the early part of the XX century – a true treat for all cinema lovers. 

            Stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, we heard about something exciting and want to share with you a note we received:

 „Speaking of Pola Negri …. we, a local arts nonprofit, Dot Dot Dot…Connect are bringing something very cool to town and with it a piece of Polish culture. We want you to hear about it and we ask for your support. 
It will be free for all to enjoy. It will become part of the city’s landscape. It will tell a story. It is a MURAL of Pola Negri & Josephine Baker, two artists of incredible talent, passion, and courage to follow their dreams.
 Here is more about the idea behind the design and a way to donate to our GoFundMe.”