Visually stunning, the award-winning Beats of Freedom is the story of how Polish rock’n’roll helped bring down communism. Directed by Wojciech Słota and Leszek Gnoiński, and narrated by Chris Salewicz (in English, as is the film largely…), the 73-minute documentary contains previously unseen archive footage of the Iron Curtain Polish music scene, much quite shocking; included are extraordinary, hilarious secret police reports on hippies and punks. The most popular cinematically-released documentary in Poland ever, Beats of Freedom encapsulates a vital missing element of world popular culture.
Where: Carr Hall, Room 403. 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON
When: Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:00pm – 9:00pm