Museum of the Moving Image Presents Five Highlights From Polish Film Festival Millennium Docs Against Gravity

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Few national cinemas have authored and challenged definitions of nonfiction film more persistently than Polish cinema. From Marcel Łoziński and Krzysztof Kieślowski to Anna Zamecka and Michał Marczak, the legacy of Polish nonfiction is long and consistently dynamic, led by both observational and narrative impulses, anthropological rigor, and hybridized transgression.

Founded nearly two decades ago, Millennium Docs Against Gravity (MDAG) has developed into the largest documentary film festival in Poland, and thus, thanks to the volume and consistently high quality of Polish nonfiction, one of the most important documentary festivals in the world. From December 9 through 16, Museum of the Moving Image and the Polish Cultural Institute New York will co-present five recent highlights from the MDAG Festival in the series Millennium Docs Against Gravity NYC. The films will be viewable exclusively online and are available to audiences across the United States.

The films in the series are Marek Edelman…And There Was Love in the Ghetto, the final collaboration of Polish film legend Andrzej Wajda, co-directed with Jolanta Dylewska, a powerful survey of neglected tales of love and lovers in the Warsaw ghetto; Maciej Cuske’s The Whale from Lorino, a portrait of an indigenous community in remote Siberia, recovering from the heavy hand of Soviet rule; Jasmina Wojcik’s Symphony of the Ursus Factory, an ingenious and joyous act of artistic collaboration, which brings together a team of filmmakers, choreographers, and composers along with ex-factory employees to reanimate the ruins of their defunct workplace; the US premiere of Pawel Ziemilski’s playful and dazzling experiment in 21st-century correspondence, In Touch; and Malgorzata Goliszewska and Kasia Mateja’s Lessons of Love, a complex and loving observational portrait of a woman’s second act after she raises six children and leaves an abusive husband.

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A five-film series pass is $20 (individual films are $5).

Visit to watch the documentaries.

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