Kino Kultura highlights the very best in Polish cinema including a
screening of the Oscar-nominated "Katyn"
TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - A new film festival has arrived on Toronto's
cinematic radar with the premiere of Kino Kultura, a three-day Polish film
festival, which will highlight new and classic Polish films, music videos and
animated shorts with screenings running from Friday September 18 to Sunday
September 20 during the annual Polish festival on Roncesvalles Avenue.
"We're happy to bring such a culturally important event to our audience
and the large Polish community in Toronto," said Tim Bourgette, General
Manager, Revue Cinema. "With a wide array of contemporary and classic Polish
films, along with kids programming, there's something for everyone."
Kino Kultura kicks off with a screening of the Oscar-nominated and
critically acclaimed Polish film Katyn, directed by the internationally
acclaimed auteur Andrej Wajda. Katyn - nominated for an Academy Award for best
foreign film in 2007 - is a compelling account of the World War II massacre of
20,000 Polish soldiers, intellectuals and political leaders by the Soviet
secret police, many of whom were buried in the forest of Katyn. The event -
and the ensuing attempt by the Soviets to cover it up - continues to have a
deep impact on Polish society.
Other program highlights include Andrej Wajda classics The Revenge
(Zemsta) and Pan Tadeusz, along with contemporary Polish films Angel in Love,
Day of the Wacko and The Third.
Kino Kultura has been curated for the Revue by Marta Ogonek, a Polish
filmmaker and actress now living in Toronto.
Kino Kultura is a key component of this year's Roncesvalles Polish
festival, a cultural showcase that brings over 175,000 visitors into Toronto's
west end each year. The Polish festival is organized by the Roncesvalles
Pricing for this special event will be $8 for Revue Cinema members,
seniors and children, $10 for non-members.
About the Revue
The Revue Cinema, Toronto's only not-for-profit movie theatre, is
supported by the generous efforts of local residents, businesses and
cinephiles. After closing in June 2006, the theatre was rescued by a local
community group - The Revue Film Society - and reopened in October 2007.
Before it closed, the Revue had been the longest continuously operating movie
theatre in Ontario. Located at 400 Roncesvalles Ave., the Revue is one of the
few remaining repertory cinemas in Toronto. It offers a diverse mix of
second-run Hollywood, classic and foreign films, as well as special first-run
screenings. For more information please visit the Revue website at
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For further information: Media Contact: Matt Gierasimczuk, Revue Cinema,
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