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REEL Outdoors: Godspeed, Los Polacos!

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The Colonial Theatre

2050 Main Street

Bethlehem, NH 03574

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The lost story of the world’s greatest road trip!

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Director: Adam Nawrot, Spanish with English subtitles 

During the Cold War, Poland’s youth looked for any way to break away from the monotony of life under Communist rule. In the City of Krakow, a group of university students formed a kayaking club as a tool to explore their local rivers and avoid participation in Communist parades and rallies. After experiencing the thrill of Poland’s one and only class III rapid, club members Andrzej Pietowski, Piotr Chmielinski (who would go on to be the first person to paddle the Amazon river source to sea), and Jurek Majcherczyk set their sights on the impossible - leaving the Eastern Bloc to paddle whitewater.

Godspeed, Los Polacos! tells the story of five university students on the edge of adulthood who skillfully pull the strings of the Soviet system, and find themselves on a kayaking expedition in the Americas with a six-wheeled military truck, homemade equipment, and little to no whitewater skills. The story follows their epic two-year journey that culminates in the record-breaking first descent of the world’s deepest canyon, and finds the kayakers in Soviet cross-hairs after they leverage their newfound fame to fight for democracy in the Eastern Bloc.

“It's the type of legendary river story that is so wild, unbelievable, and yet somehow true that it needs to be known by every river enthusiast, just like the story of Everest, Tenzing Norgay, and Sir Edmund Hillary is known to every mountain climber.” —Ben Stooksberry, Expedition Kayaker, 2007 Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year

REEL Outdoors series is sponsored by North Country Climbing Center

COVID-19 Protocol: To protect yourself and others masks are required as entering and moving around the theatre. When seated, masks may be removed to enjoy the show.

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The Colonial Theatre is the home of arts, film, music and culture in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The 300-seat theater offers state-of-the-art digital projection and surround sound for independent and world cinema, and hosts Grammy award-winning performing artists and family entertainment from May through October—all without losing the intimate charm of a vintage summer theater. 

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