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Summer Cinema at MOCAK

08.07.2016 at 9 pm

Published at:22.06.2016

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art. Each screening will be preceded by an introduction from Adrian Kowalski – a film expert and a postgraduate in the Institute of Audiovisual Arts at the Jagiellonian University. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK. Free entry. Summer cinema at MOCAK is also an exceptional opportunity to see on the big screen the first run of the serial The Knick, about the birth of contemporary surgery. The serial, directed by Steven Soderbergh, will be shown by turns with the main programme, and there will be two episodes per screening.

Programme

Friday 24 June, 9 pm
You don't know Jack
(2010) directed by Barry Levinson
Running Time: 2 h 14 min

You Don't Know Jack begins as 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Al Pacino) launches his crusade to provide what he considers to be a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill - assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol (John Goodman) and his older sister Margo Janus (Brenda Vaccaro), Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good (Susan Sarandon) and the wrath of the county prosecutor's office. Talented and flamboyant attorney Geoffrey Fieger (Danny Huston) agrees to represent Kevorkian in court at no charge, and Jack is repeatedly exonerated, despite the impassioned efforts of his detractors. As the media catapults him to the forefront of national news coverage, Kevorkian continues his work, assisting more than one hundred patients who end their lives. Provocative, obstinate and complex, Jack ultimately risks it all in his fervor to change the prevailing laws and challenge society's attitude towards the right to die. You Don't Know Jack is directed by Oscar® winner Barry Levinson and written by Adam Mazer. The HBO Films presentation is executive produced by Steve Lee Jones, Glenn Rigberg, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, and produced by Scott Ferguson.

In English, with Polish subtitles. Produced by HBO.

 

Friday 1 July, 9 pm
The Knick
(2014) directed by Steven Soderbergh
Subsequent screenings: 15 July, 29 July, 12 August, 26 August.

Projection of parts 1 and 2 of the serial.

A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.

In English, with Polish subtitles. Produced by Cinemax.

 

 

Friday 8 July, 9 pm
Code Blue

(2011) directed by Urszula Antoniak
Running Time: 1 h 20 min

The film is an intimate look at illness, suffering, redemption, secrets and intimacy. The main character Marian (Bien de Moor), is a nurse at a terminal-ill ward. She is devoted to her patients, at times even helping them reach a state of peace. In return, she collects small objects belonging to the deceased patients. Marian lives alone and leads a lonely life. There are, however, moments in which she badly wants to be intimate with others. One day she notices a new neighbour. Through an experience in which they jointly witness an act of violence, they forge a relationship that intensifies and culminates in a powerful finale.

In Dutch with, Polish subtitles.

 

Friday 15 July, 9 pm
The Knick
(2014) directed by Steven Soderbergh

Projection of parts 3 and 4 of the serial. In English, with Polish subtitles. Produced by Cinemax.

 

Friday 22 July, 9 pm
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

(2008) directed by Julian Schnabel
Running Time: 1 h 52 min

The movie represent Bauby’s days following him suffering an enormous stroke, on the 8th of December in the year 1995, when he was 42 years old that left him in a state recognized as the locked-in disorder. The state caused him to be paralyzed neck down. Even though both his eyes were still functional, his right eye had not been irrigating as it should be and that is when the doctors made a decision to stitch the right eye, for the fear that the problem would turn out to be infectious. By the time it was all done, he had only his left eyelid that he could blink in order to communicate with the world.

In French, with Polish subtitles.

 

Friday 29 July, 9 pm
The Knick
(2014) directed by Steven Soderbergh

Projection of parts 5 and 6 of the serial. In English, with Polish subtitles. Produced by Cinemax.

 

Friday 5 August, 9 pm
Surprise screening

Projection of a film about the 1960s sexual revolution in the USA

 

Friday 12 August, 9 pm
The Knick
(2014) directed by Steven Soderbergh

Projection of parts 7 and 8 of the serial. In English, with Polish subtitles. Produced by Cinemax.

 

Friday 19 August, 9 pm
A Dangerous Method
(2014) directed by David Cronenberg
Running Time: 1 h 39 min

On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into  the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.

In English, with Polish subtitles.

 

 

Friday 26 August, 9 pm
The Knick
(2014) directed by Steven Soderbergh

Projection of parts 9 and 10 of the serial. In English, with Polish subtitles. Produced by Cinemax.

 

 

Friday 2 September, 9 pm
The Existence
(2007) directed by Marcin Koszałka
Running Time: 1 h 9 min


A Cracovian actor, Jerzy Nowak, decides to donate his organs to University Medical College after his death. The film focuses on the process of his gradual getting accustomed to death.

In Polish, with English subtitles. Produced by HBO.