City of Asylum Presents Silenced Films: Man of Iron

Come to City of Asylum‘s Alphabet City Tent for a screening of Man of IronMan of Iron (Poland) is a 1981 film directed by Andrzej Wajda. It depicts the Solidarity labour movement and its first success in persuading the Polish government to recognize the workers’ right to an independent union.

The film was made during the brief thaw in Communist censorship that appeared between the formation of Solidarity in August 1980 and its suppression in December 1981, and as such it is remarkably critical of the Communist regime. Because of this it was banned in 1981 by the Polish government. The film won the Palme d’Or and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The free screening of Man of Iron will be held on Thursday, August 18, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit the Silenced Films: Man of Iron event page, email, or call 412-323-0278. This event is BYOB.

The Silenced Films Series is co-presented by Jacob Burns Film Center that features screenings of international films banned or censored around the world.

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