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Polish Movie Springtime

Polish Movie Springtime, a festival of contemporary Polish films presented by the Society for Arts, runs Saturday, March 18, through Tuesday, March 28. Screenings will be at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, and the Society for Arts, 1112 N. Milwaukee. Tickets are $8. For more information call 773-486-9612.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

In Love

Piotr Weresniak directed this 1999 drama about a femme fatale who meets her match when she falls in love with a young man. To be shown without subtitles; Weresniak will attend the screening. (Copernicus Center, 6:30)

Boys Don't Cry

A young violinist gets mixed up with gangsters in this 1999 film by Olaf Lubaszenko. To be shown without subtitles. (Copernicus Center, 9:00)

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

In Love

See listing for Saturday, March 18. To be shown without subtitles; Weresniak will attend the screening. (Copernicus Center, 4:00)

Boys Don't Cry

See listing for Saturday, March 18. To be shown without subtitles. (Copernicus Center, 6:30)

MONDAY, MARCH 20

Documentary films, program one

Three 1999 documentaries, each running about 25 minutes. In Marcin Koszalka's Such a Nice Boy I Gave Birth To a film student records his tense relationship with his parents. In Tadeusz Palka's Tell Me About Your Love nine different women describe romantic relationships. And an episode from Wojciech Szumowski's 24-part series The First Scream follows the personal travails of women preparing to give birth. (Society for Arts, 7:00)

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Documentary films, program two

Three films by Ewa Borzecka. Them (1999) profiles homeless people, many of whom were neglected children. Arizona (1997) examines one of the state-run farms of the communist era, which has lately fallen to ruin. Thirteen (1996) documents the extreme poverty of a widow and her 13 children living in the Bieszczady mountains. Borzecka will attend the screening. (Society for Arts, 7:00)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Documentary films, program three

Three films by Ewa Borzecka. Kobiety, koty i dzieci (1992) examines women who've given birth in prison, and Onna znaczy kobieta (1994) explores the lives of women in Japan; both will be shown without subtitles. Sheriff's Business (1988) profiles an idealistic lawman battling the social ills of crime, alcoholism, and hopelessness. Borzecka will attend the screening. (Society for Arts, 7:00)

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Documentary films, program four

Three films, each running about 25 minutes. Magdalena Piekorz's Strangers (1999) documents the conflict between the villagers of Wolimierz and a group of artists who've settled there. Krzysztof Wierzbicki's Cryptonym "Yankee" (1999) profiles Janusz Majewski, a black Pole who became a Solidarity activist in the early 80s. And Wierzbicki's Kieslowski i jego "Amator" (1999), to be shown without subtitles, tells the story behind Krzysztof Kieslowski's 1979 film Camera Buff. (Society for Arts, 7:00)

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