Sunday March 12
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Featuring 2 films, a discussion and access to As She Liked It: The Shakespearean Roles of Madame Modjeska!
The influence of a bi-national star on the American stage and in shaping her prominent son’s career, a pianist-turned-civil engineer, and the impact of his 20th century bridges on American economy and expansion. Two films that explore the artistic souls and scientific minds of a distinguished immigrant family while crossing boundaries, cultures, classes and eras. Linked by a love of art and an overwhelming desire to create, conquer and transcend. ”Helena Modjeska and her son were intrigued with the Pacific coast, loved Orange County and settled in SoCal as a final resting place.”
1 PM Film: Modjeska – Woman Triumphant (2009) 57 min.
Produced by sOlar eye communications in association with GetBizzy Entertainment, Inc. and Co-Produced by Sandy Segerstrom Daniels.
2 PM Discussion: “Behind the Movies” by Filmmaker Basia Myszynski – Break
2:30 PM Film: Bridging Urban America – The Story of Ralph Modjeski (2016) 87 min.
Produced by sOlar eye communications / Co-Produced by Modjeski and Masters, Inc. / National Steel Bridge Alliance – Major Funders: Eric Wintemute / Piasecki Steel Construction / Tadeusz Ungar Foundation.
Created by OC Filmmakers Basia + Leonard Myszynski
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Ticket includes 2 films, discussion and access to the Modjeska exhibit: Member or with paid museum admission $15 | General $20