Most recently seen in California at the 2013 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, Wiesław Dabrowski’s film Paderewski: The Man of Action, Success and Fame has been nominated for the Main Competition at the 2014 Documentary Film Festival in Miami. The film will be screened during the Festival on September 12 at the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park.
Paderewski: The Man of Action, Success and Fame presents the history of great patriot, world-famous pianist and composer, statesman, diplomat, politician and philanthropist. Thanks to Paderewski Poland regained independence after World War I.Paderewski’s great and memorable deeds are discussed by several historical witnesses including U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, George bush Senior and Poland’s president Lech Walesa. The film features Paderewski’s own piano performances and includes footage of his last journey from Arlington National Cemetery in Washington to the crypt at the Basilica of St. John in Warsaw’s Old Town. The 96-year old General Edward Rowny (U.S. Army, Ret.), negotiator and co-creator of European nuclear disarmament treaties, quotes the opening line of Poland’s national anthem, “Poland is not yet lost, as long as we live,” which serves as the film’s motto.
Friday, September 12, 2014 |6:30 pm
Screening of Paderewski: Man of Action, Success and Fame at Miami Documentary Film Festival
Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park
300 Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486