The Opening of Ars Independent 2017

Katowice! The time of Ars Independent 2017 has come! The festival starts this Tuesday, September 26 at 8 pm at the Rialto cinema. This year, it opens with a cinematic, retro style bang!

It will be funny, but not without some gravity. Dave McCary’s „Brigsby Bear” (USA 2017 ’97) is a meta-cinematic story about building your own world anew – often referred to as the reverse of Abrahamson’s Oscar-winning „Room” – reminding us that our identity is always influenced by our past.

That is not all. If you eagerly await the results of the KTW 30[s] competition – we will learn of and watch the winning shorts on the stage and big screen. The prize is 2000 PLN!

Entry to the Festival Opening is granted by festival passes and accreditations. Additionally, individual tickets (10 PLN) can be bought at Rialto and the portal filmowa.net.

After all that, we regroup at 10.30 pm at the festival club Drzwi Zwane Koniem for the audio-visual afterparty „Where the Soul is?” To the rhythm of electronic arranges of Bach, Wagner, Brahms and Ravel we will search for the answer to an eternal philosophical question. Or not. Entry is free of charge.