Polish Club @ MIT

Polish National Independence Day Celebration

Dear all,

Together with Harvard Polish Society, we would like to invite you to celebrate Polish National Independence Day with us on Friday, November 11 at 7pm in Westgate Lounge in building W85 on MIT campus (same place as last year).

If you would like to come, please sign up on Doodle here (availability limited to 50 people). We will provide delicious pierogi!

Also, save the date: on Thursday, November 17 we continue or movie screening series! We are screening Three Colors: White in 32-122 (Stata building) at 7:30pm.

See you on Friday!

Polish Club at MIT

Screening of Three Colors: Blue

Dear all,

Thank you all for coming to our pub meeting in Asgard last Thursday, we were glad to see so many people, especially the new members!

We are pleased to invite you to our first screening this semester. This coming Thursday, at 7:30pm in 4-231 on MIT campus we are projecting Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors: Blue.

Three Colors: Blue is the first of the three movies that comprise the trilogy Three Colors. We plan to screen the other two parts in November (White) and December (Red)*. Blue tells the story of a woman who tragically lost her husband and daughter and is trying to free herself from the past. The movie is in French, with English subtitles. The relation of the colors in the trilogy title to the colors of the French flag is not accidental. Throughout the three parts, there are many connotations with the ideals of French Revolution: liberty, equality and fraternity.

Polish snacks will be served before the screening. Please sign up here (not compulsory) if you are planning to come, to make it easier for us when buying food.

Best wishes,
Jonasz Słomka
Piotr Suwara

P.S. Tentative dates for the remaining parts are: White, November 17, Red, December 14.

October Pub Meeting + Screening next week

You are cordially invited to our second meeting this semester. Let’s meet for a dinner in Asgard, 7pm, on Thursday (10/20).

On another note, next week on Thursday (10/27) we will be screening Three Colors: Blue by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The event will take place in 4-231 at 7:30pm. Polish snacks will be served before. More info to follow – stay tuned and save the date!

Welcome back! Sidney Pacific Cultural Festival + Dinner next week

We hope all of you had a terrific summer. The new semester starts next week, and the Polish Club at MIT is ready for the kick-off! We have two events planned for the next couple of days.

1. We would like to invite all MIT students to the Sidney Pacific Cultural Festival. The festival takes place in Sidney Pacific (NW86) this coming Saturday, September 3, between 12pm and 3pm. Ten student clubs representing different countries, including our club, will serve their national food – get ready for pierogis and potato pancakes! We also plan to screen one of Baginiśki’s short movies during the event.

2. After such a long break, we should all get together (open to non-MIT students) and catch up! Let’s meet for a dinner next week in Zaftigs Delicatessen (335 Harvard Street, Brookline). It’s a great venue within a walking distance from MIT and they have Polish food, too. If you would like to join us, you can vote for dates and sign up here.

Finally, new academic year means freshers are coming to town. Help us recruit new members – should you get to know someone interested in the Polish Club, do not hesitate to give them our emails!

Hope to see you all soon!

Euro 2016 Poland vs Switzerland

It took 30 years for the Polish national football team to make it through the knockout stage of a major tournament. The next game is on Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 AM EST against Switzerland.

The Phoenix Landing pub (512 Mass Ave) shows all the games of the tournament. I propose we meet there together to support Poland. If you would like to join us, please sign up here. Should enough people sign up, I will reserve a table.

See you on Saturday morning!

Screening of Kiler

Come to see Kiler, an iconic comedy by Juliusz Machulski. A spoof of gangster movies, filled with a lot of humour and drawn with acute perception of the Polish mindset in the post-transformation times.

The screening takes place at 7:30 pm on 12th May in 4-231 on MIT campus. If you are planning to come, please let us know on Doodle or Facebook.

Pub meeting

Hi Polish Club,

First of all, thank you all for coming to our previous event, the screening of Wajda’s ‘Kanal’. We had over 25 people, and some new faces showed up as well! We are planning on having our next screening sometime in early May.

Secondly, I would like to invite all of you to our pub meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 8pm, traditionally in Asgard Pub (350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge). Since we usually get over ten people, please do sign up here, I will book a table if necessary.

See you soon!

Screening of Kanał

We would like to cordially invite you to screening of Kanał by Andrzej Wajda
on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 pm in 4-237 at MIT campus.

Andrzej Wajda is one of the most important post-war directors in Poland and his award winning Kanał is a classic of Polish cinema. The tale is about Warsaw Uprising, one of the most dramatic events in the 20th century Poland.

The screening will be preceded by a short introduction about the movie.
Traditional Polish snacks will be served.

No RSVP required, but we encourage you to do so here (to estimate the number of participants).

For more information, see the following links:
More about Kanał
More about Andrzej Wajda
More about The Polish Film School
A guide to Polish cinema

Start of the Spring Semester meeting

We would like to invite everyone to our start of the semester
meeting. We are going to the Irish pub ‘Asgard’ on Mass Ave
at 8pm on Thursday, Feb 4. This will be just a casual hangout
to catch up with everyone after IAP. If you are planning to come,
please do sign up here.
See you soon!

Polish Independence Day

A quiz about Polish history and singing patriotic songs marked our celebration of Polish National Independence Day on November 11th.

On 11 November 1918, Józef Piłsudski was appointed the Commander in Chief by the Regency Council. Althought the restoration of Poland’s sovoreignty was gradual, this date is assumed to constitute the end of the 123 years long partition of Poland and the beginning of the Second Polish Republic. On the very same day, Germany agreed to an armistice with Allies, ending the I World War.