CMU International Film Festival opens on March 20 with a documentary about Lech Walesa


The 2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival: Faces of Work will open on Thursday March 20 with a film that may be of interest to some Polish Hill residents.  The biographical film is titled Wałęsa: Man of Hope, and  follows the remarkable and legendary career of Lech Wałęsa and his lifelong commitment to promote basic human rights in Poland.  Danuta Walesa, the former First Lady of Poland and Lech Walesa’s wife, is scheduled to attend this event.  The film will be shown at the Regent Square Theater at 7:15.

For a complete festival schedule, to watch the film’s trailers and to reserve tickets, visit the festival website.  For additional information, email the festival director.

The Faces Festival, directed by Jolanta Lion, Assistant Director of the Humanities Center at CMU, is an annual celebration of international film and its potential to shine a light on the human faces involved in shaping our contemporary social landscape.  The eighth edition of the Faces Festival is dedicated to the legacy of CMU professor, Paul Goodman, and to his professional focus on the challenges and achievements of diverse groups of workers worldwide.