Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
A screening series of restored classic Polish films touring the U.S. and Canada, opening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York in February 2014.

Organized and curated by Martin Scorsese, one of the most recognized and respected filmmakers in the world, the series is the largest presentation of restored Polish cinema to date.

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Photo by Brigitte Lacombe


Films you might not know

Martin Scorsese has personally selected 21 Polish films that have been an inspiration and influence.

Films list


Theatres across North America 

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema is an unprecedented cultural event. Polish cinema has never been showcased in North America on such a scale. The best in classic Polish film will be shown in cities in the U.S. and Canada throughout 2014, beginning with a special premiere presentation in New York City on February 5th.


Pristine quality

Films in the series will be presented in the highest possible quality thanks to extensive digital picture and audio restoration. Dirt, scratches and other ravages of time have been removed, while preserving the integrity and beauty of the original films.

See the proof

New York, NY - Film Society of Lincoln Center - February 5 - 16
Boston, NY - Brattle Theatre - March 14 - 23
Santa Fe, NM - The Screen / Jean Cocteau Cinemas - March 22 - April 18
Silver Spring, MD - American Film Institute - April 24 - June 29
Washington, DC - National Gallery of Art - April 13 - June 8
Los Angeles, CA - LACMA / Cinefamily - May 2 - June 24
Chicago, IL - Gene Siskel Center / Art Institute of Chicago - May 4 - July 3
Montreal, Quebec - Cinematheque Quebecoise - May 5 - 31
Vancouver, BC  - Pacific Cinematheque - May 23 - June 23
Berkeley, CA - Pacific Film Archive - June 6 - August 21
Toronto, ON - TIFF Cinematheque - June 6 - 29
Huntington, NY - Cinema Arts Center - June 18 - July 27
Waterville, ME - Maine International Film Festival - July 11 - 20
Denver - CO - Denver Film Society - August 7 - 27
Minneapolis - MN - Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul - August 10 - October 15
Rhinebeck - NY - Upstate Films - August 8 - 31
Philadelphia, PA - International House Ibrahim Theater - August 13 - 30
Hartford, CT - Cinestudio - August 15 - 28
Notre Dame, IN - Notre Dame University - September 27 - October 29
Austin, TX - Austin Film Society and Austin Polish Film Festival - September 4 - October 19
Bloomington, IN - Indiana University - September 6 - February 9 / 2015
Boulder, CO - University of Colorado International Film Series - September 11 - November 13
Pleasantville, NY - Jacob Burns Film Center - September 26 - October 16
Portland, OR - NW Film Center - September 26 - October 19
Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum October 6 - 12
Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater - October 8 - December 8
Atlanta, GA - Emory University October 8 - December 5
Houston, TX - Museum of Fine Arts - November 22 - February 1
Boston, MA - ArtsEmerson - October 31 - November 16
Kansas City, MO - Tivoli Cinemas - October 2 - 26
Columbus, OH - Wexner Center - January 1 - 29 / 2015

The Films

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Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: 201-767-3117 / Fax: 201-767-3035
For general inquires, Polish press etc. please contact
ul. Foksal 11
00-372 Warszawa / Poland
Phone: +48 22 670 12 02 / Fax: +48 22 670 12 02


Jędrzej Sabliński – CEO of DI Factory. As a member of film industry since 1993, Sabliński worked as sales director of motion picture products for Eastman Kodak. Later, as president of The Chimney Pot, Warsaw, he initiated the development and introduction of digital image processing services. Sabliński supervised post production and digital image processing for more than 100 feature films. In 2008 he initiated the process of digital feature film restoration in Poland and oversaw the digital restoration of more than 30 films, including “The Saragossa Manuscript," “Pharaoh” and “Promised Land."

Jacek Sosnowski – An art curator with many years of experience, Sosnowski is also president of Fundacja Propaganda, a non–profit organization established in 2009, to promote the development of contemporary culture, operating in the fields of art, theater and film. The foundation organizes cultural events, carries out an international exhibition program, and acts as an independent publisher.

Maciej Molewski – President of the board of CRF (Digital Film Repository) since 2011, Molewski manages the remastering and distribution of digital collections and has helped coordinate the digital remastering for KinoRP Project. The Digital Film Repository has participated in the digital remastering of more than 120 films.

The Film Foundation

Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with the leading archives and studios, the foundation raises awareness of the urgent need for preservation and has saved over 600 films. In addition to the preservation, restoration, and presentation of classic cinema, the foundation teaches young people about film language and history through The Story of Movies, the organization’s groundbreaking educational curriculum that is used by over 100,000 educators nationwide. Joining Scorsese on the board of directors are Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford, and Steven Spielberg. The Film Foundation is aligned with the Directors Guild of America.

Milestone Film Distribution

For more than two decades, Milestone has worked with filmmakers, scholars and archivists to find, rescue, restore and release great films that span the history of cinema. Based in NJ, the company has collaborated with film greats Martin Scosese, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Soderbergh, Charles Burnett, Woody Allen and Jonathan Demme to reintroduce "lost" cinema masterpieces to audiences around the world. Most recently, the company has participated in the discovery and restoration of work of American independent film pioneer, Shirley Clarke.

Organized by
Propaganda DI FACTORY CRF Film Foundation
In cooperation with
Milestone Films TOR Zebra Kadr
Strategic partner
Polish Film Institute
With the generous support of
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland Polish Film Institute
Honorary patronage
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C. Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Montreal Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland


ul. Foksal 11
00-372 Warszawa

t.: +48 22 670 12 02