Jun
23
Sun
“The Seven Year Itch”, a play starring Polish actress Monika Ekiert. @ Hollywood's McCadden Theatre
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


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It’s one of the most iconic images in screen history – Marilyn Monroe in that white dress in The Seven Year Itch. The much loved film was adapted from this highly acclaimed play by George Axelrod. Polish actress Monika Ekiert steps into the role of ‘The Girl’ and CNN and BBC personality Sandro Monetti plays the hapless husband in this hilarious and charming romantic comedy.

Produced in association with Jason Haigh-Ellery, Bruce B Lee and Big Screen Entertainment Group.

Jun
28
Fri
“The Seven Year Itch”, a play starring Polish actress Monika Ekiert. @ Hollywood's McCadden Theatre
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


MEkiert

It’s one of the most iconic images in screen history – Marilyn Monroe in that white dress in The Seven Year Itch. The much loved film was adapted from this highly acclaimed play by George Axelrod. Polish actress Monika Ekiert steps into the role of ‘The Girl’ and CNN and BBC personality Sandro Monetti plays the hapless husband in this hilarious and charming romantic comedy.

Produced in association with Jason Haigh-Ellery, Bruce B Lee and Big Screen Entertainment Group.

Polish movie “Siren Call” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival @ The Blank Theater
Jun 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm


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“The siren call is driving me to my end, like a ship to wreck on rocks”.

Two frustrated actors accidentally kidnap their favorite movie star… or is it really her? What is identity in a world where myths are stronger than we dare think?

A magical realist dramedy about identity and oneness, frustrated actors, classism, depression, myths and a quote by Albert Camus.

This is the short stage version of a feature film in development looking for producers.

Learn More at jolacora.com
Jul
7
Sun
Polish movie “Siren Call” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival @ 2nd Stage (Main Space)
Jul 7 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm


sirenc

“The siren call is driving me to my end, like a ship to wreck on rocks”.

Two frustrated actors accidentally kidnap their favorite movie star… or is it really her? What is identity in a world where myths are stronger than we dare think?

A magical realist dramedy about identity and oneness, frustrated actors, classism, depression, myths and a quote by Albert Camus.

This is the short stage version of a feature film in development looking for producers.

Learn More at jolacora.com
Sep
7
Sat
80th Anniversary of the beginning of WWII Commemoration @ Santa Monica Library
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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80th Anniversary of the beginning of WWII Commemoration

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 2-5 PM

Santa Monica, CA

On September 7, there will be a concert of Polish music at the Santa Monica Public Library to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. The program features the music of Wojciech Kilar from the score of The Pianist (2000), as well as works by Frederic Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Henryk Wars. Performers include Bradley Adam Bascon and Johnny May (violins), Jenny Sung (viola), Allan Hon (cello), and Marek Zebrowski (piano). The concert will be accompanied by an exhibit of Polish history and light refreshments.

Concert & Exhibit Details:

Saturday September 7, 2019 | 2-5PM
Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WWII
Santa Monica Library
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Information: smpl.org
FREE

Music performed by:

Bradley Adam Bascon & Johnny May (violins)

Jenny Sung, viola

Allan Hon, cello

Marek Żebrowski, piano

After the concert light refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sep
8
Sun
“Blue/White/Red” by Krzysztof Kieslowski at the Egyptian Theatre. @ Egyptian Theatre
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


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A SHORT SERIES ABOUT KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI

Among the most acclaimed directors of modern times, Warsaw-born Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941-1996) began working in film as a documentarian, but the heavy hand of censorship in 1970s Poland pointed him toward fictional stories as a truer way to reflect reality. As a narrative filmmaker, Kieślowski proved a master at turning ideas and moral dilemmas into the stuff of human drama in such features as BLIND CHANCE and the 10-part Polish television series the DEKALOG, two episodes of which were expanded into the feature-length films A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING and A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE.

By the 1990s, Kieślowski’s talent had earned global recognition, and his final four films were international co-productions that brought his vision to a much wider audience without artistic compromise. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE earned three top awards at the Cannes Film Festival for its hypnotic look at two women (both played by Irène Jacob) who share a strange connection. But the director’s most famous achievement is his ambitious “Three Colors” trilogy. These meditations on liberty (BLUE), equality (WHITE) and fraternity (RED) served as a sublime coda to Kieślowski’s career; he announced his retirement with RED and died two years later.

Series programmed by John Hagelston and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston and Chris LeMaire.

Sep
11
Wed
Meet an author event. Jack Fairweather: The Volunteer, One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz @ Shapiro Memorial Synagogue
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jack Fairweather: The Volunteer, One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz.

 

Author Jack Fairweather in conversation with Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute for Holocaust Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies, AJU

The little-known story of Witold Pilecki, who spent three years in Auschwitz clandestinely working to undermine the Germans and inform the Allies of Nazi crimes. Pilecki’s exploits were suppressed for decades by Poland’s Communist government, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of archives in Warsaw, the story of his heroic mission emerged. The author draws on Pilecki’s own accounts, prisoners’ testimonies and interviews with those who fought beside him to tell about this hero who risked everything to bring the horrors of Auschwitz to light.
Jack Fairweather is a correspondent for the Washington Post and the Bagdad and Persian Gulf bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph. As an embedded reporter during the Iraq invasion, he won the British Press Award (the British equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize). He is the author of A War of Choice and The Good War.
Meet the author at the book sale and signing to follow.
Presented with Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles

Sep
15
Sun
2019 Polish Festival In San Jose – 23rd Annual @ St. Brother Albert Polish Catholic Mission
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Here we go again! You’re invited to another amazing celebration of Polish food, drink, dance, culture, and fun in September in San Jose!

The 23rd Annual Polish Festival takes place at St. Brother Albert Church. 10am-5pm on Sunday, September 15th.

Traditional Polish food, beer, music, songs and folk dancing throughout the day. Fun games for children, a raffle with great prizes, pottery, books, souvenirs and more!

Pictures from past festivals http://polskafest.com/gallery/
FREE ADMISSION!

Sep
21
Sat
Polish Harvest Festival “Dożynki” in Yorba Linda @ Polish Catholic Parish
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm


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FREE ADMISSION

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Here is your chance to taste traditional Polish food, experience Polish culture, and win a brand new car during the 41st Annual Dozynki Harvest Festival at the Saint John Paul II Polish Center  in Yorba Linda.

Saturday, September 21: 12:00-11:00pm
Sunday, September 22: 11:00am-4:00pm.

Please come and enjoy delicious Polish food such as freshly prepared stuffed cabbage, traditional pierogi, bigos, authentic Polska kielbasa, kaszanka, potato pancakes, and Polish beer.

Food and music go hand-in-hand at a harvest celebration. Throughout both days of the festival you will be entertained by various Polish folk dancers in traditional costumes, famous Polish artists, choir, children reciting Polish poetry and singing Polish songs. You will have an opportunity to explore different vendors’ booths and meet representatives from diverse Polish organizations and businesses.

For kids we have prepared lots of fun including games and face painting, cotton candy and snow cones.

Beautiful exhibitions will lighten up your eyes and in the evening you will find yourself out of breath while dancing under the stars to your favorite oldies.

Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland. It remains a long-standing tradition in Polish communities throughout the world. On Sunday at 1pm you will experience colorful, traditional harvest procession.

The main prize of this year’s festival raffle is a 2020 Toyota Corolla LE.  The opportunity drawing for the car will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Winner need not be present. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5.00 each.

Please join us during this beautiful event. This is the only one Polish Festival in Orange County!

Lets have fun together!
Meet new people!
Experience Polish customs!
Learn Polish words!

For more information, contact our office at 714-996-8161 or go to www.polishcenter.org.

Sep
22
Sun
Polish Harvest Festival “Dożynki” in Yorba Linda @ Polish Catholic Parish
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


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Dożynki 2019

FREE ADMISSION

FOOD-MUSIC-PERFORMANCES-DANCE-FUN-TRADITIONS-GAMES

Here is your chance to taste traditional Polish food, experience Polish culture, and win a brand new car during the 41st Annual Dozynki Harvest Festival at the Saint John Paul II Polish Center  in Yorba Linda.

Saturday, September 21: 12:00-11:00pm
Sunday, September 22: 11:00am-4:00pm.

Please come and enjoy delicious Polish food such as freshly prepared stuffed cabbage, traditional pierogi, bigos, authentic Polska kielbasa, kaszanka, potato pancakes, and Polish beer.

Food and music go hand-in-hand at a harvest celebration. Throughout both days of the festival you will be entertained by various Polish folk dancers in traditional costumes, famous Polish artists, choir, children reciting Polish poetry and singing Polish songs. You will have an opportunity to explore different vendors’ booths and meet representatives from diverse Polish organizations and businesses.

For kids we have prepared lots of fun including games and face painting, cotton candy and snow cones.

Beautiful exhibitions will lighten up your eyes and in the evening you will find yourself out of breath while dancing under the stars to your favorite oldies.

Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland. It remains a long-standing tradition in Polish communities throughout the world. On Sunday at 1pm you will experience colorful, traditional harvest procession.

The main prize of this year’s festival raffle is a 2020 Toyota Corolla LE.  The opportunity drawing for the car will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Winner need not be present. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5.00 each.

Please join us during this beautiful event. This is the only one Polish Festival in Orange County!

Lets have fun together!
Meet new people!
Experience Polish customs!
Learn Polish words!

For more information, contact our office at 714-996-8161 or go to www.polishcenter.org.

Sep
28
Sat
Honoring Warsaw at War for the 80th anniversary of the Siege of Warsaw in 1939 and the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. @ The Santa Monica Playhouse
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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Konrad Tademar will present “80/75″ (in Polish)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7pm (refreshments at 6pm)

The Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ticket: $25.00

A show in honor of Warsaw at War for the 80th anniversary of the Siege of Warsaw in 1939

and the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

All ticket reservations to: sy.donnasy@gmail.com

Oct
4
Fri
Harvestfest at Hellada of Long Beach @ Hellada Gallery
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm


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Polish-American and German-American Octoberfest/HarvestFest enthusiasts will gather together to enjoy, beer, sausages and good times! Please come with your friends and join the party. Free admission.

Sausages and other goodies will be served by Polka Restaurant!

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Oct
5
Sat
Polam’s 50th Anniversary Ball @ Athenaeum at Caltech Pasadena
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


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POLAM’s 50th Anniversary Ball – October 5th 2019

Athenaeum at Caltech Pasadena
5-10pm

We are excited to share that this milestone anniversary celebration is being held at a very special venue, which has hosted such renowned academics as Albert Einstein and other Nobel Prize winners. The Athenaeum at Caltech in Pasadena can be compared to the Huntington Library with its original artwork and turn of the century ambiance.  In addition to the main dining room, there are several lounge areas, a library and a large outdoor enclosed patio for music and dancing.  Guests will have ample opportunity to move around and mingle or simply enjoy the evening’s entertainment.
This event is open to both members and non-members of the credit union.  We anticipate up to 300 guests. Seating assignments will be based on a first come, first serve basis, so get your tickets while they last.

Purchase Your Tickets:

By Mail: Download a form and send with a check

or

Online: Fill out your info and pay by Card or Paypal

Oct
12
Sat
2019 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: Three Paderewskis @ Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Event Details

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.
2019 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: Three Paderewskis
Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC (see AHF on campus map)
3616 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA
Reception following the concert

Admission is FREE and open to the public (no RSVP needed)
Campus Parking: $12 – enter USC at McCarthy Way Gate, off of Figueroa St. just South of Jefferson Blvd. (Parking Structure X)

2019 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

Three Paderewskis: Synopsis

At his grave, we meet three versions of Paderewski (one of them female): Ignacy the virtuoso pianist/composer, Jan the politician/founder of the Polish nation, and Paderewski the éminence grise / Paso Robles winemaker. Coming together and pulling apart, sifting through a lifetime of memories far too large for any one person, they summon the ghost of Antonina, their beloved long-dead first wife. In so doing, they summon the spirit of Poland itself. A compassionate opera about a man who changed the world not only through his music but through pure passion for life, whose memory instructs our own moment of political and moral crisis.

 


Artists

Creative Team:
Book/Lyrics – Oliver Mayer (Associate Dean, USC School of Dramatic Arts)
Composer & Music Director – Jenni Brandon (alumna, USC Thornton School of Music)
Director – David Bridel (Dean, USC School of Dramatic Arts)

Performers:
Antonina (Soprano): Katherine Powers
Ignace (Mezzo-Soprano): Maria Dominique Lopez
Jan (Tenor): Todd Strange
Paderewski (Baritone): Steve Pence

Oct
18
Fri
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 11:00 pm


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Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
19
Sat
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 11:00 pm


Poster2019 jpg

Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
20
Sun
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 11:00 pm


Poster2019 jpg

Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
21
Mon
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 11:00 pm


Poster2019 jpg

Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
22
Tue
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 11:00 pm


Poster2019 jpg

Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
23
Wed
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm


Poster2019 jpg

Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
24
Thu
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019.
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 11:00 pm


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Dear Friends,

The 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles will begin soon, on the 18th of October and will be celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers till October 24th.

The Festival will open with VALLEY OF THE GODS by Lech Majewski, starring Josh Hartnett, Jaime Ray Newman, John Malkovich, among others.

This year the Gala Opening will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Our star-studded Gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet will be an extravagant start to a seven-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 24, 2019 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Monica Film Center Theaters.

It is crucial to support our celebration of Polish Cinema in Los Angeles, and therefore the Gala Opening is open by invitation to Festival supporters.   We really depend on you. So please donate even if you will not be attending the Gala or even if you will be out of town during the Festival. Any amount counts.

To become a supporter and attend the Gala Opening, please make a minimum donation of $100.00 (per person) before September 15, 2019. The VIP seats are available for a minimum donation of $250.00 (per person). If we receive your donation before September 15th, your name will be printed in the Festival catalog.

Since we changed the venue and we had to rent smaller theatre,  space is limited, so please make your donations early to secure your seat.   Please make your invaluable, tax-deductible contribution, by mailing your checks to: Polish American Film Society, 7726 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605, or through PayPal on our website www.polishfilmla.org. We hope that you will be able to make a donation in support of promoting Poland and Polish cinema in Los Angeles.

For the twentieth  time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema, presenting   features, short films, documentaries and animations. All films, if there are not in English, have English subtitles.

A panel of jurors from Hollywood will pick winners in feature, shorts, documentary, music debut and animation category. The winners will be announce during the Gala Opening.

The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds. As we expand, we seek increased support for this truly unique and rewarding “Holiday of Polish Cinema.” This is where our friends, patrons and valued sponsors can help.  You can find sponsorship opportunities on our website. As a loyal supporter of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles you recognize the importance of promoting Polish film and Polish culture in Hollywood. Without such generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

We highly value and appreciate your anticipated generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Vladek Juszkiewicz with the Board of Directors and Members of the Honorary Committee

***

FRONT

All donations will benefit the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.

The Polish American Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 20-3076804

www.polishfilmla.org

http://polandconnected.com/


Oct
31
Thu
Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles 2019 @ Various
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31:

“Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, California
5:30 pm no host buffet dinner | 6:30 pm no host wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

A Halloween-themed film music program entitled “Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” will be presented by San Francisco-based Enselmble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper, Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

Purchase tickets

 

Friday, November1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Location: TBD
11am
Free Admission

 

“Polish Baroque Treasures” with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert 

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St #200, Paso Robles, California
6:30 pm wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

The USC Thorton Baroque Sinfonia will present “Polish Baroque Treasures” program of instrumental and volal-instrumental work from 14th-17th centuries.

Purchase Tickets

 

Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, California
4 pm recital
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the Historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.

Paderewski Festival Gala Recital with pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
6:30pm Epoch Wine Estates wine reception | 7pm concert
Paid Admission

This concert will feature Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu.

Purchase Tickets

 

Sunday, November 3:

“Paderewski and World Politics and Polish Independence Day” lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California
10am
Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Polish Independence Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski’s year in office as Poland’s president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout the year.

 

All events are subject to change. For more information please call 805.235.5409. PURCHASE TICKETS

Nov
1
Fri
Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles 2019 @ Various
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


padfest2

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31:

“Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, California
5:30 pm no host buffet dinner | 6:30 pm no host wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

A Halloween-themed film music program entitled “Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” will be presented by San Francisco-based Enselmble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper, Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

Purchase tickets

 

Friday, November1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Location: TBD
11am
Free Admission

 

“Polish Baroque Treasures” with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert 

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St #200, Paso Robles, California
6:30 pm wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

The USC Thorton Baroque Sinfonia will present “Polish Baroque Treasures” program of instrumental and volal-instrumental work from 14th-17th centuries.

Purchase Tickets

 

Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, California
4 pm recital
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the Historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.

Paderewski Festival Gala Recital with pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
6:30pm Epoch Wine Estates wine reception | 7pm concert
Paid Admission

This concert will feature Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu.

Purchase Tickets

 

Sunday, November 3:

“Paderewski and World Politics and Polish Independence Day” lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California
10am
Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Polish Independence Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski’s year in office as Poland’s president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout the year.

 

All events are subject to change. For more information please call 805.235.5409. PURCHASE TICKETS

Nov
2
Sat
Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles 2019 @ Various
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


padfest2

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31:

“Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, California
5:30 pm no host buffet dinner | 6:30 pm no host wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

A Halloween-themed film music program entitled “Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” will be presented by San Francisco-based Enselmble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper, Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

Purchase tickets

 

Friday, November1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Location: TBD
11am
Free Admission

 

“Polish Baroque Treasures” with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert 

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St #200, Paso Robles, California
6:30 pm wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

The USC Thorton Baroque Sinfonia will present “Polish Baroque Treasures” program of instrumental and volal-instrumental work from 14th-17th centuries.

Purchase Tickets

 

Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, California
4 pm recital
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the Historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.

Paderewski Festival Gala Recital with pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
6:30pm Epoch Wine Estates wine reception | 7pm concert
Paid Admission

This concert will feature Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu.

Purchase Tickets

 

Sunday, November 3:

“Paderewski and World Politics and Polish Independence Day” lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California
10am
Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Polish Independence Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski’s year in office as Poland’s president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout the year.

 

All events are subject to change. For more information please call 805.235.5409. PURCHASE TICKETS

Nov
3
Sun
Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles 2019 @ Various
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


padfest2

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31:

“Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, California
5:30 pm no host buffet dinner | 6:30 pm no host wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

A Halloween-themed film music program entitled “Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” will be presented by San Francisco-based Enselmble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper, Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

Purchase tickets

 

Friday, November1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Location: TBD
11am
Free Admission

 

“Polish Baroque Treasures” with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert 

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St #200, Paso Robles, California
6:30 pm wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

The USC Thorton Baroque Sinfonia will present “Polish Baroque Treasures” program of instrumental and volal-instrumental work from 14th-17th centuries.

Purchase Tickets

 

Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, California
4 pm recital
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the Historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.

Paderewski Festival Gala Recital with pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
6:30pm Epoch Wine Estates wine reception | 7pm concert
Paid Admission

This concert will feature Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu.

Purchase Tickets

 

Sunday, November 3:

“Paderewski and World Politics and Polish Independence Day” lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California
10am
Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Polish Independence Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski’s year in office as Poland’s president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout the year.

 

All events are subject to change. For more information please call 805.235.5409. PURCHASE TICKETS

Nov
6
Wed
“Chopin, Kilar and Wars: Polish film music” at Music @ Rush Hour @ USC Ramo Recital Hall (see BMH on campus map)
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

PolMus

This week’s Music at Rush Hour performance features film music from Poland, presented in partnership with the Polish Music Center. The evening will include Polish music used in or written for film, including works by Chopin, Kilar and Wars.

Performers:
Bradley Bascon, violin
Johnny May, violin
Jenny Sung, viola
Allan Hon, cello
Andrew Edwards, piano

Admission: FREE, Parking: $14 (enter USC at Royal St. & Jefferson Blvd)

Nov
9
Sat
Reminiscences of Autumn: A Recital by Wojciech Kocyan & guests @ Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

WojKoc

Faculty Piano Recital: Wojciech Kocyan

Vituoso piano faculty Wojciech Kocyan presents his annual recital. Reception to follow.

FREE and OPEN

Parking: admin.lmu.edu/parking

Nov
14
Thu
Polish Movies at AFI FEST, November 14 – 21, 2019 @ the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

CorpChr

CORPUS CHRISTI (Boze Cialo) by Jan Komasa (in person)

http://www.polishfilmla.org/wocms.php?siteID=12&ID=1286

Chinese 4

November 20, 6:45 p.m.

Chinese 3

November 21, 2:45 p.m.

Tickets:https://fest.afi.com/2019/short-films-2019/corpus-christi-boze-cialo/

MS7

MS SLAVIC 7 by Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell

Chinese 2

November 15, 7:00 p.m.

Chinese 3

November 16, 12:15 p.m.

Tickets: https://fest.afi.com/2019/short-films-2019/ms-slavic-7/

 

Nov
23
Sat
KRAKART GROUP EXHIBIT OPENIG RECEPTION @ Vienna Woods
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Opening Reception

Artists: Joanna Fodczuk-Garcia, Andrew Kolo, Leonard Konopelski, Janusz Maszkiewicz, Tomasz Misztal,

Kasia Czerpal-Weglinska, Witold Vito Wojcik

Nov
24
Sun
POLISH CHILDREN’S RAINBOW FUND, 14th Annual Holiday Fair @ Szarotka Retirement Center
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

PolRain

Dear Friends;
 
The purpose of this letter is to, once again, appeal to you for your financial support of our fundraising effort. Polish Children’s Rainbow Fund is having yet another fundraising event, 14th Annual Holiday Fair, on November 24, 2019, on the grounds of “Szarotka” Retirement Home in Los Angeles.
 
The monetary prizes are irresistible: $400 funded by POLAM, $200 by Polish Children’s Rainbow Fund, as well as gift certificates donated by Solidarity Restaurant ($150), and BAZAR European Market (two for $25 each). Please return the enclosed ticket stubs with your name and telephone number and your donation, payable to: Polish Children’s Rainbow Fund, to Anna Olekszyk,
676 Taylor Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91755, by November 16, 2019. Suggested donation for the book of six tickets is $10.
 
We are a non-profit organization established in 1998 exclusively for charitable purposes, including making of distributions to orphanages and foster care facilities for children and youth in the Republic of Poland, as well as to independent foster youth under 25 years of age when pursuing any form of education. We are planning to finance the items we pick from the prioritized list of needs provided by the facilities, in order to control how your money is used.
 
Effective June 30, 2019, we have raised and transferred funds in the amount of $107,800 to the following institutions: Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary’s Family, Our Home, Tanowo, Walbrzych, Pielgrzymowice, and Pope Pius XI Orphanages, Institution for Children with Special Needs in Bialka Tatrzanska, Silesian School in Suwalki, Foundation “Mirror of Dreams” in Warsaw, Growth Center in Katowice, as well as families with children in financial and health crisis.
 
Our goal this year is to exceed the $120,000 fund-raising mark; we can only get there with your help, so please donate as much as you can afford!
 
As a charitable association, our organization is exempted from a federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and state franchise or income tax under the Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code. All contributions are tax deductible as provided in Section 170 of the IRC and Section 23701 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
 
Your generosity and your on-going support of our cause are greatly appreciated.
 
Very sincerely;
 
Anna Olekszyk, President