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"Visions of Jewish Life in Poland: Theater, Film and Posters”

November 13, 2006

"Visions of Jewish Life in Poland: Theater, Film and Posters”

WROCLAW PUPPET THEATRE: The Last Escape (Ostatnia ucieczka) - based on writings of Bruno Schulz.

The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St)
New York, NY 10023

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 8 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2006, 3 PM
Tickets: General Audience $20; Members $15
tel.646.505.5708 or online
Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St., Bus: M7, M11 to W. 75th St.

With stunningly beautiful imagery, one of Europe’s finest puppet theaters brings to life the stories of the legendary Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942).who is widely regarded as the finest modern prose stylist in the Polish language, as well as the significant visual artist. The Last Escape is the story of a pensioner trapped in his room, trying to break through his own loneliness and despair by recalling his past and conjuring up a new world where time exists on many levels. Schulz, Poland’s preeminent Jewish writer, has been an inspiration for such writers as Cynthia Ozick, John Updike, and Philip Roth. (In Polish with English supertitles; translation from Polish to English: Danuta Borchardt)

The performances at the JCC in New York are part of a US tour of the Wroclaw Puppet Theatre.
This event is part of the JCC’s series, "Visions of Jewish Life in Poland: Theater, Film and Posters”

Presented by THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN MANHATTAN and the POLISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE

NOVEMBER 16, 2006 – JANUARY 17, 2007

THE EXHIBITION: POLISH JEWISH CULTURAL POSTERS
From the Contemporary Posters collection

Opening Talk & Reception: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6-8:30 PM Admission free


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2006, 7:30 PM
ANDRZEJ WAJDA’S FILM - KORCZAK
with introduction by Annette Insdorf, prof. of film at Columbia University