Embassy of the Republic of Poland -- Copernicus

October 15, 2011
1:00 PM
Grosvenor Auditorium,
1600 M Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 234-3800, ext. 2165

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the National Geographic Society cordially invite you to an animated feature film screening of


by the Animated Films Studio in Bielsko-Biala, Poland as a part of Kids Euro Festival 2011

The film by one of the best animated films studios in Europe tells the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, a 10-year-old son of a merchant from Torun, who was curious of the world and a very smart kid. When he was 10, famous astrologer foretold him a brilliant future. Young boy begun to take interest in the stars hoping to find out more about his future and the secrets of the sky. He studied at the oldest Polish University in Krakow, then famous for its mathematics, philosophy and astronomy curriculum. His quest led to a great discovery — that the sun is stationary in the center of the universe, and the earth revolves around it — for which he is still known today!

"He stopped the Sun and moved the Earth" – we used to say in Poland about this man from Torun, who was brave enough to follow his dream, trust his intellect and defend his beliefs.

Faith and fact, miracles and reality, dreams and aspirations come together in an era when astronomy and astrology intermingled and when alchemists were seeking the Philosopher's Stone. This was an extraordinary era of great discoveries and the growth of the Renaissance in a Europe without boundaries.

Poland 2009, 94 min., animated feature; Polish, with English subtitles; Screenplay and direction: Andrzej Orzechowski, Zdzisław Kudła; Music: Abel Korzeniowski

Cast (Voices): Piotr Adamczyk, Jerzy Stuhr, Anna Cieślak, Jan Peszek, Piotr Fronczewski, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Andrzej Grabowski and others

Production: The Animated Films Studio in Bielsko Biala

Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Free admission!

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