Martin Scorsese on Polish Masterpieces at PFA

Over the years director and cineaste Martin Scorsese has visited Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive to do research for his projects as well as to learn about and screen hard-to-find movies. The Bay Area is lucky to have such a treasure trove for movie lovers. The PFA offers so much more than its ambitious screening program.

EatDrinkFilms asked Marty for a comment about the current series that he programmed: 

“I have experienced so much inspiration watching films and many of those moments happened at a very special place, a treasure trove of cinema and a home to movie lovers for generations, the Pacific Film Archive.  So I am thrilled that the PFA is devoting this summer to a retrospective that I had the honor of curating—the astonishing films in the “Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” series.  After viewing these great films, I was (and continue to be) inspired by their boldness, political engagement and humanity.  And I invite the wonderful community of Bay Area cinephiles to come and experience these gorgeous and challenging films, newly restored and available to once again inspire audiences anew.”—Martin Scorsese

MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS (dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1961)

MOTHER JOAN OF THE ANGELS (dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1961)

ASHES AND DIAMONDS (dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1958)

ASHES AND DIAMONDS (dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1958)

See the full series schedule here
Visit the Library & Film Study Center
Explore the PFA Cinefiles online

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