The Sembrich summer film series will begin on Monday, June 26th at 7:30 pm at the Bolton Free Library with the North Country premiere of Afterimage, the final film by Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who passed away in 2016 at age 90. The screening is free and open to the public.
Afterimage will be introduced by Radka Franczak, a film-maker in her own right who studied at the Wadja School in Poland under the mentorship of Wajda.
In addition to introducing the Wajda film, Franczak will present a brief preview of her own work-in-progress, a film documentary on the life of Marcella Sembrich entitled Lost Voice.
Afterimage portrays the struggles faced by avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski in promoting his progressive ideas about art while battling Stalinist tenets and his own physical limitations. The film was selected as the Polish entry for the 2017 Academy Awards.
On Wednesday, June 28th at 1:30 pm the Seagle Music Colony will present their annual preview at The Sembrich featuring musical selections from the season’s mainstage productions, The Magic Flute, My Fair Lady, The Light in the Piazza and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead. This performance is sold out but the public is invited to inquire at The Sembrich office regarding ticket availability in the event of cancellations.
The Bolton Free Library is located at 4922 Lake Shore Drive. For more information, visit The Sembrich’s website or call (518) 644-2431.
Photo: Wladyslaw Strzeminski portrayed by Boguslaw Linda, courtesy Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association.