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FILM SCREENING: Walesa: Man of Hope

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lech Walesa, an electrician who became a union activist in a Communist era, won a Nobel Peace Prize and was elected president of Poland. Sounds like a movie script. It is.

Poland's beloved former president is the topic in a biographic film Walesa: Man of Hope. The movie focuses on the founder of the Solidarity movement, portraying him as, a review in The Guardian said, "a bullish, courageous man, stubborn and cantankerous, with an exasperating charm and the precious gift of the gab."

The Council presents the film on Tuesday, May 27, at the Angelika Film Center & Café with a panel discussion led by Mark C. Fisher, managing director of the European offices of The German Marshall Fund of the United States. The film was directed by Andrzej Wajda, a legendary Polish filmmaker. Actor Robert Wieckiewicz stars in the title role.

Part of the 2014 European Union Engage America Series

A program of the World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

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TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM Taste of Europe*
7:00 PM Screening & Discussion
Place: Angelika Film Center & Café
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206)
Tickets: $5 Member; $10 Non-Member

*NOTE: Please also join the Council for a complimentary “Taste of Europe” reception before the movie screening at The People’s Last Stand. Try typical European cocktails and tasty treats!.

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