When: Tue., Nov. 7, 7:15-8:45 p.m. 2017
A part of the Polish Film Festival. Andrzej Wajda’s final film, completed shortly before the master’s unexpected death, is maybe also his most intensely personal film. Afterimage is a passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Władysław Strzemiński, who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art. Set in the years from 1948 to 1952, the film is an intimate record of the final years of this painter and art professor, beloved by his students. He fights a losing battle against Poland’s Communist government, while refusing to compromise his ideals.