jeudi, novembre 30, 2006

DECEMBER 2006 News

In december, in Paris, France
at the Musée du Jeu de Paume

this screening is part of the RENCONTRES PARIS BERLIN
and will be held on December 2nd at 4 PM
more info at :

There will be one additional screening at the Musee du jeu de Paume
on December 16 th more info at:


In December in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
is part of the OFF THE MAINSTREAM program

East of Paradise is a new documentary film of one of the most significant contemporary representatives of the New York, so-called underground film - Lech Kowalski.
There are two main lines: one is Kowalski’s own memories of the birth of the punk rock scene in New York and often even surreal situations connected with them. In the hectically cut archive materials there appear various personalities of the underground and avant-garde art of the 70s. It is a kind of introductory collage to rebellion, psychedelic visions and attempts of artistic expression by alternative means. The second line is a contrast to this: memories of the director’s mother Maria Werla Kowalski, who really openly tells a dramatic story from the Soviet communistic gulag, where she was deported from Krakow after the “liberation” of Poland by the Red Army in 1945. The strong authenticity, natural speech and mimics of Mrs. Kowalska in relatively static views create an extraordinarily tense atmosphere and a strange tension at the same time in connection with the New York line.
[Extract from the catalogue]

More info at


On December 12, Lech Kowalski will be in Bruxelles, Belgium

DOCHOUSE: LECH KOWALSKI - "East of Paradise"

the program is including a master class at 3 PM
and a screening of the film at 8 h 30 PM
both at BEURS

more info at

mercredi, octobre 25, 2006

About this blog

This blog will be an update of the events related to Lech Kowalski’s films.
We will announce festivals screenings, interviews, master classes, new film projects and whatever else is going on. Occasionally Lech will write in the blog about his projects and updates on new releases and other activities.

Coming soon is a retrospective of Lech Kowalski’s films in Frankfurt, Germany, you can find additional information at for screenings and dates when Lech will attend for question and answer.


In November in France in the magazine BREF, related to
« The month of documentary » will be published an interview
with Lech by Rodolphe Olcese.
For more information :


On November 15, between 4 and 5 pm on Radio France Culture (93.5 FM in Paris) you could listen to an interview with Lech. It is part of a series of shows called
“L’autre Amérique”, the program with Lech is called :
Lech is talking about his experiences making his music films and being part of that scene in NYC.

You could also podcast the show or download it, more info at


Also in November, at the Northern Lights film festival in the UK, you can see « The Boot Factory », more information on :

While screening several films at an underground film festival in Krakow, Poland Lech met a Polish punk-rocker turned-entrepreneur Lukasz Siska. Lukasz ran the Cockney Underground Boot Factory that produced footwear made by some of the most hardened punks on the Polish scene. This intriguing film is the story of that factory and the people who work in it. Beautifully shot, you’ll be completely immersed in this splendid story of real life.
The Northern lights film festival