8 - 29.08.2018
Open air film screening at the Leśmian’s Meadow
As part of the Leśmian’s Meadow project we will show film adaptations of books devoted to Jewish themes as selected by the audience. We invite you to open-air film screenings each Wednesday in August, organized by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute together with POLIN Museum and the Summer Film Capital.
Everything Is Illuminated, dir. Liev Schreiber, USA 2005
8 August (Wednesday), 9 PM, free admission
A bitter-sweet comedy directed by Liev Schreiber on seeking one’s identity and confronting stereotypes. Young American Jew (Elijah Wood) travels to Ukraine to look for a woman who saved his grandfather from the Holocaust. The event realized in cooperation with the Summer Capital of Film.
American Pastoral, dir. Evan McGregor, USA 2016
15 August (Wednesday), 9 PM, free admission
Ewan McGregor directed this movie based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by Phillip Roth, an American writer born to a conservative Jewish family from New Jersey. Sved Levov, a one-time school sport champ, marries Miss New Jersey. The idyll is over when their daughter becomes the chief suspect of a terrorist attack. The event is co-organized by the Summer Capital of Film.
The Zookeeper’s Wife, dir. Niki Caro, Czech Republic, USA, Great Britain 2017
22 August (Wednesday), 9 PM, free admission
Film directed by Niki Caro retells the story of Antonina and Jan Żabiński who used to run the Warsaw ZOO and who, during the Second World War, rescued many Jews from the Holocaust providing them shelter in their own home, in the empty animal enclosures, or by forging documents. The event is co-organized by the Summer Capital of Film.
A Tale of Love and Darkness, dir. Natalie Portman, Israel 2015
29 August (Wednesday), 9 PM, free admission
Directorial debut by Natalie Portman, the film tells the story of coming-of-age of Amos Oz, one of the most eminent writers of the turn of the 21st century, told against the backdrop of the birth of the State of Israel. Sławomir Idziak is the author of cinematography.
The project ”Leśmian’s Meadow. A series of outdoor cultural and recreational events -2nd edition” is co-financed by the City of Warsaw