Polish film The Officer’s Wife premieres in Chicago

Director Piotr Uzarowicz will be in the house for a post-screening Q&A during the Chicago premiere of The Officer’s Wife. You’ll have two chances to catch the movie – and the director – at the Chicago Cultural Center.

The movie deals with the Katyn massacre, which occurred in 1940 but continues to evoke strong emotions. It was to a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre that the Polish president Lech Kaczynski and 88 other political officials were headed when their plane crashed last April.

When: Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington St

Movie Synopsis
Upon the death of his father, a son makes a startling discovery. A forgotten safe deposit box reveals his grandmother’s memoirs, old photos of an army officer and a mysterious postcard that all link to a concealed crime: the Katyn Forest massacre. Weaving dramatic interviews with bold animation, The Officer’s Wife probes the collision of truth, justice and memory in a shrouded family tragedy.

The Officer’s Wife comes to Chicago thanks to the Polish Consulate General and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

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