Screening Room 1

 6:30 pm 
Opening Gala

Opening Gala celebrating 30 years of the Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival with invited guests from Poland, festival sponsors, organizers and Polish cinema lovers. The celebration will include an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception with a live jazz band, the Festival awards announcement and the screening of Green Border/Zielona Granica by Agnieszka Holland.

8:00 pm
Zielona granica/The Green Border

A Syrian family leaves the violence of their country behind. Their goal is to get from Belarus to Poland and finally to the haven of Sweden. But while travelling through the Polish-Belarusian border region, they become a political plaything instrumentalized both by the Polish government and press for their own purposes. Polish master director Agnieszka Holland delivers a haunting and moving drama. Her complex political portrayal focuses on the interplay between officials, activists, and civilians. An unsparing film that forces our society not to look away.