Friday, September 19, 2008

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents - “The Pianist”

WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

WHAT: Movies on Main Street
-“The Pianist”

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 8pm

WHERE: The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Kent, Ohio

FEE: $5 General. $3 Students/Seniors

CONTACT: 330-677-5005 or 330-673-4970

Movies on Main Street is a series of Art Films, Classic Films, and
Foreign Films that take place on the third Saturday of every month at
The Kent Stage. The purpose is to celebrate the motion picture medium
and offer a cultural experience to the moviegoers in our area.

Sponsored in part by City Bank Antiques

Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Wladyslaw Szpilman (book) Ronald Harwood (screenplay)

Release Date: 3 January 2003 (USA)


A brilliant pianist, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Nazis
place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the
building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped
off to the Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture
by living in the ruins of Warsaw. Written by Anonymous

The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the
most accomplished piano player in all of Poland, if not Europe. At the
outbreak of the Second World War, however, Szpilman becomes subject to
the anti-Jewish laws imposed by the conquering Germans. By the start of
the 1940s, Szpilman has seen his world go from piano concert halls to
the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw and then must suffer the tragedy of his
family deported to a German concentration camps, while Szpilman is
conscripted into a forced German Labor Compound. At last deciding to
escape, Szpilman goes into hiding as a Jewish refugee where he is
witness to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19, 1943 - May 16, 1943)
and the Warsaw Uprising (1 August to 2 October 1944)

Oscar Awards (2003):
-Best Actor in a Leading Role: Adrien Brody
-Best Director: Roman Polanski
-Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: Ronald Harwood

Cannes Film Festival (2002):
-Golden Palm (Best Film)

Rated R for violence and brief strong language.

Runtime 150 min

The Kent Stage offers a variety of domestic and imported beers and other
refreshments. It is the City of Kent’s premiere cultural and historic
venue for live music and theatre events as well as cinema. Constructed
as the Flannigan and Steele Theater in 1927, the Kent Stage is the only
remaining downtown theater of its kind in Portage County. The building
opened as a movie theater and has entertained audiences in Kent for 80

Thank you for supporting the Arts and Downtown Kent,

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240