The Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland - Polish play: Pola Negri

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Venue:FIU - BBC - Mary Ann Wolfe Theater

The Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland

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“Pola Negri”
The extraordinary life of Polish stage and actress Pola Negri

A Play from the Polish-Canadian Theater in Toronto

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
Mary Ann Wolfe Theater
3000 N.E. 151 Street – North Miami, FL 33181

Reception with performers and VIP guests following the performance

The European Student Association at FIU, in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture, The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, and the European & Eurasian Studies Program at FIU, is pleased to invite you to a play about the life of Tamara Lempicka, an extraordinary Polish painter-artist.

Starring: Agata Pilitowska & Maria Nowotarska

In Polish with English Subtitle

The European & Eurasian Studies Program at FIU, in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture, The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, and the European Student Association at FIU, is pleased to invite you to a play about the life of Pola Neri, an extraordinary Polish stage and film actress.

Pola Negri (1894 - 1987) was a Polish-born American actress. She started her career as a ballerina at the Imperial Ballet Academy of Warsaw, but it was soon derailed due to an illness. Shortly thereafter, Pola Negri established herself as a successful stage actress, making her film début in 1914. A few years later, she met German director, Ernst Lubitsch, with whom she often collaborated. Together they moved to Hollywood, and in 1921 she signed a contract with Paramount, making her the first European actor in history to be contracted in Hollywood. She soon established herself as one of the most popular actresses in American silent film with her tragedienne and femme fatale roles and in the 1930s she added recording artist to her list of accomplishments. Pola Negri was a style influencer and an undeniable trendsetter, popularizing red toenails, turbans and fur boots. The 'femme fatale' officially retired in the 1940s after she had become an important icon of cinema's golden era.

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► This event is free and open to the public and all FIU students

Funded by the Council for Student Organization (CSO)

Presented and Co-Sponsored by The American Institute of Polish Culture, the Honorary Consulate of Poland, Chopin Foundation of the U.S., FIU Department of Theater, The European Student Association, The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, and FIU BBC Special Events Office.

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Agenda

  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Play “Pola Negri"
  • 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reception

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