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Gripping Polish films kicks off annual film series
The Seventh Annual Jewish Film Series kicks off next Wednesday, April 30 and runs through Wednesday, May 28 at the Jewish Cultural Center.
Five Jewish-themed, award-winning films produced in Poland, France, Israel, and here in the United States will be shown on five consecutive Wednesdays evenings at 7 p.m.
The first film in the series, "Aftermath", was produced in Poland (and presented with English subtitles for those of us who neglected to learn Polish in high school). It follows the story of Franek and Jozek Kalina, who are sons of a poor farmer from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the ’80s and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US without explanation does Franek finally return to his homeland.
As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown.
Tickets are $7. Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Rd., (423) 493-0270, jewishchattanooga.com