Polish Cultutral Institute NY To Present U.S. Tour of Polish Animation

Stairs (1968), dir. Stefan Schabenbeck

The Polish Cultural Institute New York has partnered with UNSOUND Festival, BAMcinématek, Detroit Institute of Arts and The Cinefamily to present the U.S. tour of Polish Animation with Live Music By Baaba, with dates announced in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles.

Warsaw electronic jazz group Baaba will perform live to an exquisite selection of Polish classic animated films. The program includes Academy Award-winner Zbigniew Rybczynski’s New Book, auteur Walerian Borowczyk’s Banner of Youth, Miroslaw Kijowicz’s Cages (Grand Prix at Annency, 1967), as well as the visually innovative Stairs by Stanislaw Schabenbeck and Chair by Daniel Szczechura. This compilation offers a captivating look into the metaphorical, playful and stylistically rich world of “The Polish School of Animation” — one of the most refreshing and interesting phenomena of Polish postwar culture.

Apr 18, 7 pm
NEW YORK Part of UNSOUND Festival
BAMcinématek
ANIMATORS
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217
Tel 718-636-4100
Tickets:
$15 general public
$10 members

Apr 27, 7 pm & 8:30 pm
DETROIT
Detroit Institute of Arts
BAABA
5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
Tel 313-833-7900
Tickets:
Free with museum admission.
$8 Adults, $6 Seniors,
$5 Youth (6-17).
Free for children, members and Detroit residents.

Apr 29, 8 pm
LOS ANGELES
The Cinefamily
ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Masters of Polish Animation
611 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel 323-655-2510
Tickets:
$14 / Free for members