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.

ATTENTION FEBRUARY 2019: OKO's mission changed to promote survival of the Polish language among the immigrants: we will still strive to show films with the English subtitles, but it's no longer a major priority. Watch each post for the info on whether the subtitles are provided. We hope you continue to enjoy the Polish Films!

See you at Kino OKO and thank you for being a film friend. OKO logo by Iza Turski.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

'We will be happy one day' on Friday, Oct.30, 9pm

“Kiedyś będziemy szczęśliwi” (We Will Be Happy One Day), 2011

Directed by Paweł Wysoczański (director will be present at the screening) – in Polish

Script: Paweł Wysoczański
Documents: Piotr Wacławik, Grażyna Wacławik, Piotr Sadziński, Andrzej Piśniak
Camera: Dominik Górski
Music: Michał Lorenc
Length: 43 min.

Kino Oko returns to the Polish Cultural Center with a film “Kiedyś będziemy szczęśliwi” by Paweł Wysoczański, one of the most talented young documentary filmmakers and winner of numerous awards in Poland and abroad.

The film is the story of Daniel, a quite ordinary adolescent from Lipiny, one of the worst neighborhoods in Silesia, who dreams about making his own movie. He is wandering about with his mobile phone, recording his neighbors and organizing a real casting for his production. His loving and devoted grandmother is waiting for him at home ready to call him to order when it's necessary.


Paweł Wysoczański graduated in Film Directing from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia, and in Film Studies from the Jagiellonian University.

Trailer here:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

OKO is back and merging with Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF)!

There was a longish hiatus in the OKO activities,  but now the Polish film club is back and hopefully will be working as a natural extension of Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF - an annual event showcasing the best of Polish cinema since the early 1990s).

The SPFF opens very soon soon  with a big party (free admission!) on Thursday, October 8, 6-9 p.m. Seattle at Polish Cultural Center on Capitol Hill,  followed by 2 weekends full of Polish movies: Frid/Sat/Sun, Oct. 9/10/11 & Frid/Sat/Sun, Oct. 16/17/18, all playing at SIFF Cinema Uptown (on Queen Ann Hill) - schedule here...

SPFF is sponsored by Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association and YES, in case you are wondering or not confused yet,  SPFF is part of  Seattle International Film Festival, which shows extraordinary films from different parts of the world all year round, as Seattleites are quite movie lovers.

SO, after a big Polish film bonanza this October at Seattle Polish Film Festival, join us for a monthly Polish movie screenings at Polish Cultural Center, free of charge  - we will see the films together - the oldies and the new ones, discuss them and vote on what to see, too!  In the past each club member was an evening host for the film he/she proposed: including
introductory info, possible discussion topics and critique - we can continue this format or we can change it:  it all depends on your preferences and participation.

We are still working on finding our spot (date and time) on the busy Polish Home calendar schedule, but are hoping that the last Friday of each month after Polish dinner of pierogi or kielbasa we’ll be able to screen the best of Polish cinema – classics, new titles, arthouse, and documentaries – at the Polish Cultural Center @ 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, 98122.