Entrance is free at CSW’s Kino.Lab (ul. Jazdów 2)!

Friday, March 5

18:00 Within Our Gates, Oscar Micheaux, director; USA, 1920

19:30 Body and Soul, Oscar Micheaux, director; USA, 1925 + Veiled Aristocrats, Oscar Micheaux, director; USA, 1932

Saturday, March 6

17:00 Sidney Poitier. One Bright Light, Lee Grant, director; USA, 2000 18:00 The Defiant Ones, Stanley Kramer, director; USA, 1958

Sunday, March 7

20:00 In the Heat of the Night, Norman Jewison, director; USA, 1967

Democracy Video Challenge 2010

Embassy Warsaw is announcing the Democracy Video Challenge 2010! Your mission is to create a short video (no longer than three minutes) that completes the phrase “Democracy is…”

The prize?  An all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., New York and Hollywood with gala screenings of the winning videos!  Exposure to filmmakers and the U.S. film and television industry.  Meetings with democracy advocates from government, media and civil society.

One of the grand prize winner’s last year came from Poland, Lukasz Szozda!  You can view his winning video here:  http://www.videochallenge.america.gov/video3.html

The deadline for video submissions is January 31st, 2010.  We are planning a number of exciting events to celebrate democracy and we will be posting as the details become available. 

Until then, here are a few rules to get you started:

You must be 18 or older to enter.  Videos can be any style: fiction or documentary, animated or live action.  Videos must be no longer than three minutes, and must be in English or have English subtitles.

Contestants may enter anonymously, but anonymous winners cannot collect the grandprize.  See the contest site for a complete list of rules at http://www.videochallenge.america.gov

How do learn about American culture?  If you’re like most people around the world, it’s through American TV shows and movies.  The State Department would like to offer you different glimpse at American life through film courtesy of the American Documentary Showcase.  This is a touring program of prestigious contemporary U.S. documentaries and filmmakers that give a unique glimpse into parts of American society. 

Join us on Friday, April 24 at Kino Rejs (Krakowskie Przedmiescie 21 ) to see four documentaries and meet three of their creators.   
17:00 – “Empowering the Yard” (11min)
           “One Bridge to the Next” (27 min)
18:00 – “Made in LA” (70 min)
20:00 – “Street Fight” (83 min)