Queen of Earth, dir. Alex Ross Perry

Thursday at the Festival: 40 screenings, 11 Q&As, and masterclass by Perry

Wednesday at the festival: 39 screenings, 9 Q&As, and Romanski masterclass Friday at the Festival: 43 screenings, 11 Q&As, and a discussion

Today, we echo the performances of Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra: “New York, New Yoooork” and we encourage you to follow the East Coast trail on Festival Thursday. A masterclass with Alex Ross Perry, a cinematic representative of this part of the US and this year’s Indie Star Award recipient, will begin at 7:00 PM. In today’s program, you’ll catch three films directed by Perry (Golden ExitThe Color Wheel; Her Smell), one in his production (The Sweet East), along with a set of documentaries and music videos.

Thursday at the AFF is also a continuous cornucopia on cinema screens, with as many as 40 film screenings lined up. We especially recommend that you pay close attention to those screenings followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers – you’ll find the list below.

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Meetings and Q&As

  • 9:45 AM, Golden Exit, dir. Alex Ross Perry
    guest: Alex Ross Perry
  • 10:00 AM, Aftersun, dir. Charlotte Wells
    guest: Adele Romanski (producer)
  • 12:30 PM, You & I, dir. Summer Shelton
    guest: Summer Shelton
  • 12:45 PM, The Color Wheel, dir. Alex Ross Perry
    guest: Alex Ross Perry
  • 1:00 PM, The Sweet East, dir. Sean Price Williams
    guests: Alex Ross Perry (producer), Nick Pinkerton (writer)
  • 3:30 PM, LaRoy, dir. Shane Atkinson
    guest: Shane Atkinson
  • 6:30 PM, Booger, dir. Mary Dauterman
    guest: Mary Dauterman
  • 6:30 PM, Late Bloomers, dir. Lisa Steen
    guests: Taylor Feltner, Alexandra Barreto (producers), Michelle Twarowska, Małgorzata Zajączkowska (actors)
  • 6:45 PM, Richland, dir. Irene Lusztig
    guest: Irene Lusztig
  • 7:00 PM, Masteclass & Secret Screening
    guest: Alex Ross Perry
  • 9:15 PM, Falling Stars, dir. Gabriel Bienczycki, Richard Karpala
    guest: Richard Karpala

Alex Ross Perry Masterclass & Secret Screening

How to create characters who are repulsive and unsympathetic, but you can’t take your eyes of them? How to maintain your own, inimitable style in a sea full of sharks also known as the American film industry? These and many other questions will be answered by our special guest, an exceptional director, screenwriter, and producer, the star of this year’s retrospective, and one of the Indie Star Award recipients – Alex Ross Perry. During the masterclass, we will present a film surprise – exclusively for American Film Festival viewers.

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Aff-ter Parties | Recepcja and DOBRO

After a day spent in a theater chair, it’s crucial to take care of your health with some proper exercise. Later in the evening, we invite you to Aff-ter Parties, where the warm-up takes the form of dancing. We’ll meet you at Recepcja and DOBRO clubs, situated in the neon-lit space at 46a Ruska Street, right next to the New Horizons Cinema. Starting at 9:00 PM, with czubakaczor at the helm behind the console at Recepcja. All those with tickets, passes or accreditations on hand will be eligible for a 10% discount at the bars.

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Promos, discounts, specials, or recommended places

We compiled a list of recommended places – cafes, restaurants, and bistros – where you can satiate your (non-film) cravings and thirst. Most of these venues offer special discounts when you present your pass or festival ticket for the day.

Check our list of recommended spots

Sneak peek: festival Friday

Friday is beautiful for two reasons. Firstly, it marks the beginning of the weekend. Secondly, it’s a Friday at the American Film Festival, making it already the most beautiful day of all. Tomorrow, we invite you to 11 exciting events. These include a conversation with Katarzyna Figura, who will talk about her collaboration with Robert Altman, a discussion following Break the Game (in the crossfire of questions: Radek Pisula and Borys Nieśpielak), a literary meeting with Piotr Jagielski, and in the evening, an Aff-ter Party at Recepcja and DOBRO.

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