Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masters of Polish Cinema

From May 4 through July 3

→  17 films from some of Poland’s most accomplished filmmakers, hand-picked by Martin Scorsese ~ at the Gene Siskel Film Center

♥ A DISCOUNTED $7.00 ticket price is available for Friends of the Copernicus Foundation with promo code “COPERNICUSwhen tickets are purchased in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office. ♥

Gene Siskel Film Center Box Office, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601


Polish Films martin ScorseseFrom May 4 through July 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center hosts “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema,” a series of seventeen films from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957-1987. Filmmakers represented in the series include Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrzej Wajda, and Tadeusz Konwicki.

In December 2011, filmmaker Martin Scorsese traveled to Poland to accept an honorary doctoral degree from The Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School in Łódź. There, Mr. Scorsese met with digital restoration expert Jedrzej Sabliński, and the two men came up with the idea of a North American tour of a series of restored Polish cinema classics.  Chosen by Mr. Scorsese from an extensive catalogue of digitally restored films, each film has been digitally re-mastered and brilliantly restored on newly subtitled DCPs. The program was created and organized by Mr. Scorsese’s non-profit organization, The Film Foundation.

The following is a list of films screening as part of the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series. Each film is digitally re-mastered and restored on newly-subtitled DCPs.


Upcoming films in “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:”

July 2


1981, Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 153 min.


All screenings and events take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State Street.

Tickets are $11/general admission; $7/students; $6/Film Center members; and $4/School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty, staff, and students, and Art Institute of Chicago staff. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm Sunday. For tickets and more information, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit


Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Polish film on any Sunday in May or June, and get a ticket for the second Polish film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original full-price purchase:  General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4.  (This discount rate applies to the second film only.)


Discounted parking is available at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

The Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA L stations are Lake (Red line); State/Lake (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines); and Washington (Blue line). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146.

About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates 42 years of presenting cutting edge programs, independent and international cinema, premieres, retrospectives, and classic films. Internationally recognized for its original film programming, the Film Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a diverse and creative annual audience of over 80,000.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit

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