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The eighth annual Polish Film Festival continues through Sunday, September 29, at the Gateway Movie Theater in the Copernicus Foundation building, 5216 W. Lawrence. Unless otherwise stated, all films are shown with English subtitles. Tickets are $6. For more information call 486-9612.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Bitter, Sweet

A high school student investigates the truth about a friend's suicide in a feature by writer-director Wladyslaw Pasikowski; producer Janusz Dorosiewicz will attend the screening. (7:00)

The Shaman

A feature directed by Andrzej Zulawski about an anthropologist who becomes involved with an 18-year-old girl and discovers a 3,000-year-old human corpse. Producer Janusz Dorosiewicz will attend the screening. This movie does not have English subtitles. (9:00)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Krzysztof Kieslowski: I'm So-So

See Critic's Choice. (4:00)

The Sword From the Commander

A 1995 parable about a man in his late 80s who dies and finds he can't enter heaven with a sword. Jan Jakub Kolski is the writer-director; actress Grazyna Blecka-Kolska will attend the screening. (6:00)

Daddy

A feature by Maciej Slesicki about a filmmaker who discovers that his wife may be mentally ill. (8:00)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Much Ado About Basia

A 15-year-old girl searches for the truth about what happened to her real parents in this 1995 feature by Kazimierz Tarnas. (2:00)

Pip

Actress Krystyna Janda directs herself in an adaptation of a novel by Anka Kowalska about a single poet who meets a married architect. (4:00)

Bitter, Sweet

See listing under Friday, September 20. (6:00)

Aquarium

A 1995 "psychological spy film" from writer-director Antoni Krauze. (8:00)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Colonel Kwiatkowski

The title hero of this 1995 feature, directed by Kazimierz Kutz from a script by Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, is an army doctor on leave in 1945. (8:00)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Girl Guide

A 1995 feature by writer-director Juliusz Machulski, based on a novel by Michal Szczepanski, about a young man who's sought by police and gangsters. This film does not have English subtitles. (8:00)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Krzysztof Kieslowski: I'm So-So

See Critic's Choice. (8:00)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Deborah

Set in 1939, this adaptation of a Marek Soltysik novel by Ryszard Brylski (1995), a first feature, centers on a famous painter who's in a creative crisis. Brylski will attend the screening. (8:00)

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Photo from "Girl Guide".

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