October 14, 2016, 2:00 P.M.

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], USC Department of Slavic Language and Literatures, and the 17th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Generations (Pokolenia)


Written, Directed, and Edited by Janusz Zaorski
Produced by Barbara Lawska

Followed by a Q&A with Janusz Zaorski

2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 14th, 2016

Interactive Media Building, SCI 106
3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007



This event is part of "No End," a two-day special conference Oct. 13 and 14 celebrating the continuing impact of filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s film legacy while commemorating twenty years since his untimely death at the age of 54. It is a unique interdisciplinary event that will consists of both academic and artistic panels on as it brings together both scholars that wish to present critical papers on Kieslowski’s cinema as well as artists who have been influenced and/or inspired by his work.

Learn more about the 17th Annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles at:

About Generations (Pokolenia)

Generations is a full-length docudrama made for the anniversary of the Feature Film Studio (WFF). It is a story of contemporary Poland told using fragments of works created at the Studio. Out of the 450 titles made in Wroclaw, Zaorski chose almost fifty. Their fragments, starting with Wajda’s A Generation, through the films by Checinski, Has, Kutz, Polanski to Holland, Kieslowski, Marczewski, Zanussi and many others, form a story about Poles from the times of the Nazi occupation, through the period of Stalinist terror, “our little stabilization,” March 1968, unfulfilled expectations of Gierek’s era, martial law and up until the elections of June 4, 1989. The person guiding us around the contemporary Studio and Wroclaw is…Zbyszek Cybulski.

Provided courtesy of the filmmaker. Not rated. Running time: 100 minutes. In Polish with English subtitles.

About the Guest

JANUSZ ZAORSKI (Writer/Director/Editor)

Born 19.09.1947 in Warsaw, Zaorski graduated from the Lodz Film Academy (PWSFTviT), specializing in film, television and theatre directing. He directed many movies both for cinema and television: Bodensee (Jezioro Bodenskie) – Grand Prix Locarno 1986, The King's Mother (Matka Krolow) – Silver Bear Berlin 1988, Saved by a Miracle (Cudownie ocalony) – Grand Prix European Festiwal of TV films, Plovdiv 2005, Siberian Exile (Syberiada polska) – Grand Prix Seattle 2012. He is a PhD teacher in the Theatre Academy in Warsaw, where his field of expertise is “The Actor and the Media” and “History of Polish Cinema”.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 1:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago