the Polish Cultural Institute
A selection of Polish Jazz Film posters
as part of Jazz Score - MoMA's celebration of the best original jazz scores for film from the 1950s to the present
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Monday, September 15, 2008
Wed.-Mon.: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Fri.: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. Closed on Tuesday
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53th Street, New York, NY
Admission: free with film tickets; MoMA's admission: $20, $16 seniors, $12 students (includes MoMA galleries and films); Free on Fridays, 4:00-8:00 PM, Tel: 212.708.9400
The Museum of Modern Art's Jazz Score includes a broad representation of Polish films, many featuring the music of Krzysztof Komeda, among other films with music by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Modern Jazz Quartet, Thelonius Monk, Toru Takemitsu, and Wynton Marsalis; two live performances - one of them being A Concert Tribute to Krzysztof Komeda by the Tomasz Stanko Quartet with special guest Billy Harper - and an international gallery exhibition that features Polish Posters for films with jazz scores, among many other artifacts.
The gallery exhibition of Jazz Score celebrates the sophistication and innovation that postwar jazz has brought to the art of live-action and animated films. Jazz continues to have a dramatic impact on the visual design of film trailers and the graphics of film promotion.
Among international works, a wide selection of Polish posters is presented: for Knife In the Water by Jan Lenica, for There Was Jazz by Lech Majewski, for Blow-Up by Waldemar Swierzy, Innocent Sorcerers by Wojciech Fangor, Dilemma by Maciej Hibner, Black Orpheus by Anna Huskowska, Taxi Driver by Andrzej Klimowski, Elevator to the Gallows by Roman Cieslewicz, and Barrier by Leszek Holdanowicz.
Among the more than 100 films one can see masterpieces by Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski and Miroslaw Kijowicz with music by Krzysztof Komeda. A Polanski film with music by Chico Hamilton and a film by Zbigniew Rybczynski with music by Zbigniew Namyslowski will also be screened.
Tomasz Stanko concert of music by Krzysztof Komeda
Polish films - detailed program
Jazz Score full program
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