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Apr 6, 2014 5:00 PM

Life Feels Good

This movie screening is a part of a program of Panorama Europe film festival of new european films. Known as Disappearing Act for its first five years, the newly re-named festival continues the mission of showcasing vital European filmmaking as distribution remains challenging for foreign language films in the United States. Panorama Europe gives New York audiences access to what may be their only chance to see these acclaimed films from the festival circuit on the big screen or at all. This year’s festival will take place at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. It was programmed by David Schwartz, Chief Curator at Museum of the Moving Image.

Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York 

Poland. Dir. Maciej Pieprzyca. 2013, 107 mins. Digital Projection. With Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak. This uplifting drama, which swept the audience and jury awards at the Montreal World Film Festival, chronicles the life of Mateusz (Dawid Ogrodnik) who was born with cerebral palsy and diagnosed at a young age as mentally disabled with no ability to communicate. Viewers meet the protagonist when he is 30 and institutionalized, faced by a committee of physicians who are about to decide his future. The story, shown in flashback, highlights Mateusz's struggle to prove to everyone that despite his physical handicap, he is in fact highly intelligent and capable.

Tickets: $12 public / free for Museum members. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.


Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, NY 11106


Apr 6, 2014 5:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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