Advance Screening: GODSPEED, LOS POLACOS!

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Advance Screening: GODSPEED, LOS POLACOS!
Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:15 PM
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Arlington, VA
  • Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Restrictions: Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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GODSPEED, LOS POLACOS!
88min - NR


Film subject and DC local Piotr Chmielinski (who would go on to claim the first source-to-sea sea descent of the Amazon river) will be in attendance.

After claiming the first descent of the world’s deepest canyon, five university students from Krakow risk it all to fight for democracy in the Eastern Bloc.

Just Won the Best Adventure Film and Audience Choice awards at Boulder Int'l Film Festival!

Synopsis


During the Cold War, Poland’s youth looked for any way to break away

from the monotony of life under Communist rule. In the City of Krakow, a

group of university students formed a kayaking club as a tool to explore

their local rivers and avoid participation in Communist parades and

rallies. After experiencing the thrill of Poland’s one and only class III

rapid, club members Andrzej Pietowski, Piotr Chmielinski (who would go

on to be the first person to paddle the Amazon river source to sea), and

Jurek Majcherczyk set their sights on the impossible - leaving the Eastern

Bloc to paddle whitewater.

Godspeed, Los Polacos! tells the story of five university students on the

edge of adulthood who skillfully pull the strings of the Soviet system,

and find themselves on a kayaking expedition in the Americas with a six-wheeled

military truck, homemade equipment, and little to no whitewater

skills. The story follows their epic two-year journey that culminates in the

record-breaking first descent of the world’s deepest canyon, and finds the

kayakers in Soviet cross-hairs after they leverage their newfound fame to

fight for democracy in the Eastern Bloc.