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Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Man of Iron

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Friday 8/29
7:00 pm
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dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1981, DCP, color, Polish w/ English subtitles, 153 min.

A masterful story about the limitations of the press coupled with real footage of the Solidarity movement strikes, Man of Iron expands on the plot of its predecessor, Man of Marble. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, the film examines the events leading to one of the most crucial historical events of the 20th century.  The movie was produced in haste at the express wish of the shipyard workers with the use of their own archives to support the strike. It features, among others, future Nobel Prize Winner and Polish President Lech Wałęsa as himself, and captures the passion, tragedy and anxiety of the times.

 

Organized by: Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory, CRF and The Film Foundation.

In cooperation with: Kino RP, Tor, Zebra, Kadr and Janus Films.

 

Distributed by Milestone Film & Video.

 

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Film Institute.

 

Honorary Patronage: the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Montreal, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto