The Seattle Polish Film Festival is the second longest running film festival in the US; and this year celebrates 25 years! Attendees walked the red carpet and had their photos taken with directors and actors from Poland. Zbigniew Banas, from Chicago, emceed the celebration at Pacific Place Theaters giving a short history and introducing our guests from Poland. View photos by clicking here.
Below: Actor Lukas Simlat with Zbyszek Pietrzyk and wife; Zbigniew Banas with host; and Actor/Director Janusz Chabior chatting it up with film-goers.
The Seattle Polish Film Festival presented this compelling documentary that follows the developing friendship of a young boy and an artist both of whom are disabled in the same way. The artist is older, wiser, and lived a life already filled with obstacles for which he has found solutions or simply devised a state of mind to deal with the lack of arms. Only going to prove that if someone is determined, goals can be reached despite disabilities.
Director, Monika Melen was present and spent close to 30 minutes answering questions before a crowd of 40 guests. Click here for photos.
Film festival guests Monika Melen and Maciej Sobieszczanski were both on hand and will continue to be throughout the Seattle Polish Film Festival which runs thru October 29, 2017.
About 100 people attended the Seattle Polish Film Festival’s Yiddish celebration complete with Klezmer Music. Sasha Senderovich, assistant professor at University of Washington gave an enlightening presentation on the history of Yiddish films, followed by “Yiddle with a Fiddle” starring Mary Picon. Afterwards Peter Lippman talked about Klezmer music and we were treated to a musical performance by Klezmer Local #206.
You can view all the imaged by clicking here.
Festival continues thru October 29, 2017.
Photo Above: Dr. Jerry Strassman, Carol Strassman, Mrs. Sarah Gortler, Teresa Davis, Joshua Gortler, Holocast Survivor/President Emeritus of Kline Galland
Photo Below: Zbyszek Pietrzyk, Steven Baral (Past President Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle/ CEO Doncaster Investments), Teresa Davis
I can’t believe the Seattle Polish Film Festival is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary! I have been working with the festival and it’s producers, Seattle-Gdynia Sister City for the past 20 years and it’s been a blast! I hope you’ll take the time to check out this year’s screenings and parties and join us! Festival runs October 20-29, 2017. Click here to take a peek at what’s been happening so far.
This festival just keeps getting better and better! It was so nice to see people in the ‘hood’ take advantage of what was probably one of the last beautiful days in October. There were cake walks, music, and falcons! This year I had the pleasure of photographing about 150 families! West Seattle has a wonderfully rich and diverse community. What fun! Click here to download your photo.
Yup, we all need to have one. Unfortunately for me I tend to stop at too many and end up with more than I have room for! So, the “Two Sisters Sale” continues! Come by and take a look, there’s something for everyone!
Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 9 am to 2 pm. Follow signs near Westside School, 34th and 104th. Walk up the driveway, items in back yard.
Larger items include 3 vintage bar stools, unique wood and glass coffee table, art deco buffet, queen size sleigh bed, shelving units.
Books, costume jewelry, picture frames, home decor…..too much to list! And there’s a “free” box, too! Prices start at $1, everything is marked or make us an offer.