You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Polish fest spotlights American helmers

American fest sets tributes to Malick, Swanberg

Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland for the first time.

Malick’s five previous features as a director will also be on display at AFF, along with his recent Cannes Palme d’Or winner, “Tree of Life.”

Swanberg will be present to introduce and discuss his films in Wroclaw, which “aims to introduce new names and phenomena in the American cinema to the Polish audiences,” according to its mission statement.

In addition there will be two music-accented offerings: the Buster Keaton classic, “The General” (1926), will be accompanied by live music composed by Marcin Pukaluk, while a jazz program block will include Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Parker biopic “Bird” (1988), Bertrand Tavernier’s “Round Midnight” (1986), starring Dexter Gordon, and the pioneering 1927 talkie “The Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson.

The fest’s narrative and documentary competition sections offer audience awards of $10,000 and $5,000. The festival will also host Gotham in Progress, devoted solely to U.S. indie films in Europe.

More Film

  • A Quiet Place

    'A Quiet Place' Reclaims Box Office Crown, 'Super Troopers 2' Outdoes Expectations

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

  • Anything

    Film Review: 'Anything'

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

  • Empty movie theater

    First U.S. Samsung LED Cinema Screen Debuts at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chatsworth

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

  • Stephen King The Tommyknockers

    Universal Wins Rights for Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' Movie

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

  • UTA

    UTA Promotes Eight Coordinators to Agent

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

  • Ballers Season 2 HBO

    Film News Roundup: California Production Tax Credit Extension Moving Forward

    Retrospectives devoted to Todd Solondz, Terrence Malick, Billy Wilder and mumblecore mainstay Joe Swanberg will highlight the second annual American Film Festival, taking pace Nov. 15 – 20 in Wroclaw, Poland. Solondz’s latest, “Dark Horse,” which premiered at Venice, will open the fest, while the director’s “Life During Wartime” (2009) will be shown in Poland […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content