The Wajda Book Club and Jon Jost Onstage
THIS WEEKEND AT THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Our tribute to groundbreaker Andrzej Wajda continues with a strong literary presence: the historic epic “Ashes” from Stefan Zeromski’s novel, Jerzy’s Andrzejewski and Skolimowski with their affecting comic screenplay in “Innocent Sorcerers,” “Siberian Lady Macbeth”—not Shakespeare, Nicolai Leskov’s book—and the Holocaust story “Landscape After Battle,” from Auschwitz survivor Tadeusz Borowski.
A particular highlight is two showtimes for the rarely screened “The Birch Wood,” an intimate, brother-against-brother take on the big themes: love and death. Wajda’s first close-up focus on a single relationship offers the director’s signature, captivating intensity at a fraction of his epics’ weight.
– Indie filmmaker Jon Jost onstage Friday night, with “Oui Non” and “Over Here.”
– Leonard Bernstein’s jazz legacy.
Saturday, Oct. 25
2:00 Leonard Bernstein Program 7: Bernstein and the World of Jazz
4:00 Leonard Bernstein Program 8: New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts with Leonard Bernstein
6:30 The Birch Wood
All times p.m.