Updated: May 9, 2012 10:00AM
Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, is among the venues hosting screenings for the 23rd Polish Film Festival in America. Screenings include:
NOV. 18 (7:30 p.m.): “Black Thursday (Czarny Czwartek).” This grand, historical docudrama reconstructs the events surrounding the Gdynia shipyard protests of 1970.
NOV. 19 (7:30 p.m.): “The Winner (Wygrany).” Beautifully shot in Chicago and Europe, this film is about how to lose a piano competition and a big music career while finding true friendship and personal freedom. A beautiful woman, an old friend and horses are very helpful.
NOV. 20 (4 p.m.): “Joanna.” This is a drama about the truly tragic goodness of a Polish woman who hides a little Jewish girl during World War II, and pays the price from the hands of her compatriots and oppressors at the same time.
Tickets for each screening are $13, or $11 for students and seniors.