Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m.
(Bestia, Aleksander Hertz, Poland 1917, 67 min., DCP)
Polish Film Festival | Silent Tuesdays | Q&A. One of the earliest extant films from Polish screen siren Pola Negri, here playing a rebellious teenager. After Pola fights with her father, she runs away from home with the help of her boyfriend, Dmitri. Wanting more, she gets Dmitri drunk, steals all his money and runs away to the city, where she falls into the arms of a married man. This film will be presented with both pre-recorded music and accompaniment by composer Wlodek Pawlik.
Following the screening, the Q&A will be with Wlodek Pawlik and Mark Watters, Associate Professor of Contemporary Media & Film Composition and Director, Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media, Eastman School of Music
Presented in collaboration with the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, as part of its annual Polish Film Festival.
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