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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . Polka! The Movie

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Screenwriter in Person! Pre-film Accordion Jam!

Polka! The Movie

Slovenia | 2010 | Dušan Moravec

Cleveland’s century-old love affair with Slovenian music is celebrated in this fun, fascinating, locally shot documentary. Filled with interviews, performances, and vintage film clips and photos, the movie traces how Cleveland-style polka music (spearheaded by Grammy-winning Polka King Frank Yankovic) became a national sensation. Joe Valencic, President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, who co-wrote the film and serves as on-screen narrator, will answer questions after the movie. An accordion jam session presented by the Polka Hall of Fame will precede the screening at 3:30 pm. “Will have you craving smoked sausage and stomping in the aisles.” –Plain Dealer.

Subtitles. DVD. 90 min. Special admission $10; members and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Sunday 2/8
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

No refunds unless screening is canceled.