Tag: Poland

Screening: The Structure of Crystal (1969)

Two meteorologists argue about the meaning of life and whether more time should be focused on joy or work. Physicist John worked as a meteorologist. He lives in a small village with his wife, a teacher. Meanwhile, his friend from...

/ November 28, 2017

Mystic, teacher, troublemaker: Shimon Engel and the challenges of Hasidic yeshiva education in interwar Poland

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture in Polish Jewish Studies Prior to the interwar period, yeshivas were virtually unknown among Polish Hasidim, who preferred a less formal educational paradigm centered on a shtibl (a small house of study). Following the First World War and...

/ October 18, 2017

Film Screening & Discussion: Karski & the Lords of Humanity

Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a screening of Karski & The Lords of Humanity, a partially animated documentary about a member of the Polish underground during World War II. The screening will be followed...

/ April 26, 2017

Democratic Backsliding or Authoritarian Charm? On Unexpected Political Development in Poland and CEE

On April 19th, 2017 please join us for “Democratic Backsliding or Authoritarian Charm? On Unexpected Political Development in Poland and CEE” featuring Radoslaw Markowski, University of Social Sciences and Humanities and PI of the Polish National Election Study. The event is part of...

/ April 19, 2017

Masters of the Keyboard: Rafal Blechacz

One of today’s most celebrated young pianists–Rafal Blechacz, the most recent winner of the quadrennial Gilmore Artist Award and first-prize winner at the Chopin International Competition–marks his 92Y debut with a program featuring Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. Praised by the...

/ March 26, 2017

The Last Family, directed by Jan P. Matuszynski

The painter, photographer, and sculptor Zdzislaw Beksinski was a master of so-called dystopian surrealism. The Last Family, an exciting debut by director Jan P. Matuszynski, renders Beksinski’s home life as a vivid and affecting succession of near-death experiences and psychodramatic...

/ March 16, 2017

Feminist discourse, nationalism, and women’s popular political resistance in Poland today

A conversation with Jennifer Ramme, Ph.D. candidate, European University Viadrina, as part of NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies’ Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop.  

/ March 10, 2017

A Tribute to Andrzej Wajda

A Tribute to Andrzej Wajda will include a selection of the influential Polish director’s films in celebration of his monumental lifes work. It will include his acclaimed war trilogy: A Generation (his first feature), Kanal, and Ashes and Diamonds. Also...

/ February 9, 2017

Screen Tests

SCREEN TESTS Director: Agnieszka Holland, 1977, 99 mins, Poland Co-Directors: Jerzy Domaradzki & Pawel Kedzierski The first film of Holland’s long international career, this story of two young aspiring actors in 1970’s Poland weaves together love affairs and filmmaking, exploring...

/ November 3, 2016
Still from the film "Demon"

A country built on corpses

Demon digs up the skeletons in Poland's closet. And not just figuratively.

/ September 23, 2016