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WELCOME to Film Club OKO! WHERE
: POLISH CULTURAL CENTER, Upstairs •
1714 -18th Avenue • Seattle WA 98122. WHEN: THIRD FRIDAY of the month • 7:30 PM (usually, but check for details on each film) • Free admission

Our Mission: Polish Film Club OKO is a private discussion club, affiliated with the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle (a non-profit organization), and devoted to promoting Polish-themed film art in the Pacific Northwest through exposure, education and discussion - ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
See you at Kino OKO and thank you for being a film friend. aleks in seattle. OKO logo by Iza Turski.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Friday, January 19th: Finding Neverland (2004), with music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Film host: our UW Polish Studies Fulbright scholar,  Justyna Budzik, PhD, with a story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan, with music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Jan won his first Oscar for Best Original Score on Marc Forster's highly acclaimed film, "Finding Neverland.").

The film is in English,  at Polish Home upstairs, Friday, January 19, 7:30 pm.

Finding Neverland:  In this drama, we are told the story of how J.M. Barrie came up with the play Peter Pan. After some failed attempts at creating a well written play, Barrie finds himself in a park playing with his dog. Several moments later he will come to meet the inspiration for his next play, four small boys and a widowed mother, who seems to be growing weaker by the day. Soon, the whole town is talking about Barrie and the Davies family, which causes some rough waters in his marriage. But what comes from his experiences is the play that comes to be known as Peter Pan.
—thexotherxchris

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
From culture.pl: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Composer and musician. Composer of film scores for over 50 feature and documentary films, and Oscar winner for the sound track of Finding Neverland. Born on April 29, 1953, in Konin.

Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek's grandfather was a violinist who played in movie theatres with local musicians. As a child Kaczmarek was a frequent guest at the Poznań Philharmonic where he attended symphonies. Around the same time he also started studying piano, and his first success came when he composed a school anthem while still a high school student in Konin. He also composed music for his school theatre. Intent on pursuing a diplomatic career Kaczmarek enrolled at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań to study law. [...] More here.

Finding Neverland:  In this drama, we are told the story of how J.M. Barrie came up with the play Peter Pan. After some failed attempts at creating a well written play, Barrie finds himself in a park playing with his dog. Several moments later he will come to meet the inspiration for his next play, four small boys and a widowed mother, who seems to be growing weaker by the day. Soon, the whole town is talking about Barrie and the Davies family, which causes some rough waters in his marriage. But what comes from his experiences is the play that comes to be known as Peter Pan.
—thexotherxchris

Trailer here:

See you at the film!