San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Komeda: A Soundtrack for a Life chronicles the life and work of the groundbreaking jazz composer Krzysztof Komeda, best known for his work on the films of Roman Polański, incluidng "Rosemary's Baby."
The film covers the musician’s youth in Poznań, his medical education, his participation in the rebellious jazz scene of 1950s Poland, and his international career and untimely death. Among the interviewees sharing their views of Komeda are directors Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański, Jørgen Leth, Jerzy Skolimowski, fellow musician Tomasz Stańko as well as historians, friends and family.
The documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer, Wojciech Szczudło of the Studio Kalejdoskop production company, and a reception.
Please note: the screening will be overbooked and seating will be on a first-come, first serve basis.
KOMEDA: A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE, POLAND 2012, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CLAUDIA BUTENHOF-DUFFY, RUNNING TIME: 52 MINUTES. PRODUCED BY STUDIO KALEJDOSKOP.
THE FILM IS PRESENTED IN POLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. OCCASIONAL ENGLISH DIALOGUE APPEARS.
We thank our partners: Consulate General of Poland of New York, Polish Film Institute, Culture.pl, Metropolis Artists Agency, Kalejdoskop, Adamba, Vesica Vodka, Bison Grass Vodka
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Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is devoted to bringing the best in Polish cinema past and present to New York City audiences. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and our annual Polish Women in Film series.
The 2014 Polish Women in Film Series: New Voices, Ancient Echoes will be held from November 7th to 9th at the Tribeca Film Center. It will kick off with an invitation-only opening night at the Museum of Modern Art on November 6th.