Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tony & Janina reunited at Chicago’s Taste of Polonia

Monday Sept. 5, 2011 at 6pm, for the first time since her return, Janina Wasilewski will join Tony, director Ruth Leitman and friends and family celebrating at Chicago’s annual Taste of Polonia to present TONY & JANINA’S AMERICAN WEDDING.  Please join us at this exciting event:

Monday Sept 5, 2011 – 6pm
TONY & JANINA’S AMERICAN WEDDING
Special screening as part of Taste of Polonia
Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60686
Film presented by director Ruth Leitman, and Tony & Janina Wasilewski

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Lincoln NE screening 9.1

Thanks to Rachel Gehringer-Wiar, Nebraska Appleseed and the UNL Progressive Student group for bringing the film to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln for a screening this Thursday – more details on the Facebook event page below – please let your Lincoln, NE area friends know about this event – thanks!

Thursday Sept 1, 2011 at 7pm
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Nebraska Student Union
1400 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=235859453116120

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What do you think of the Obama administration’s new policy?

With the unveiling of the administration’s new policy of using prosecutorial discretion to review pending deportation cases, we wondered what your thoughts are?  As one commentator put it, “This is a great big giant little first step” in addressing the issues that are at the heart of our immigration policy.

Here is a link from Reform Immigration for America, one from Chicago Now, and one from Immigration Impact that give an overview of the DHS’s announcement – let us know your thoughts:

http://act.reformimmigrationforamerica.org/cms/thanks/top_10_facts_on_DHS_announcement

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2011/08/obama-administration-puts-band-aid-on-immigration/

http://immigrationimpact.com/2011/08/18/dhs-announces-expansion-of-prosecutorial-discretion-guidelines/

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Updated screening schedule

Thanks to the Twin Cities Polish Film Festival in Minneapolis, MN for screening the film last minute last week.  Since the family has reunited in the US, we’ve been working furiously to book the film to both spread the good news about the Wasilewski family, and to continue our work to use the film to engage viewers around the issue of immigration reform.  Here is our upcoming screening schedule – we have other screenings in the works, so please check back next week for more information, and many thanks to these fine organizations, universities and theaters for booking us.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS of Tony & Janina’s American Wedding:

Thursday Sept 1, 2011 at 7pm
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Nebraska Student Union
1400 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=235859453116120

Monday Sept 5, 2011 at 6pm
Taste of Polonia
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
Tony, Janina and Ruth present the film

Tuesday Sept 13, 2011 at 5pm
University of California – Davis
UCD School of Law
Room 1001 (Moot Court Room)
Davis, CA

Friday & Saturday Oct 7 and Oct 8, 2011 at 7pm
14 Pews
800 Aurora Street
Houston, TX 77009

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The Latest

Please join us for a screening in New York, NY in late October.  Director Ruth Leitman, and co-producer Steve Dixon will participate in a post-screening discussion about the film and immigration reform via Skype.  Details below:

Tues Oct 29, 2013 – 530pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice / CUNY
Immigration and Deportation Initiative
524 West 59th Street
New Building – Room L61
New York, NY  10019

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The Latest (home page)

                            Join us TUES OCTOBER 29, 2013 for a NEW YORK CITY screening of TONY & JANINA’S AMERICAN WEDDING…..click below for details.

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Next screenings: 9/1 at UN Lincoln, 9/5 at Taste of Polonia

Please join us at the following early September 2011 screenings – we’ll be playing University of Nebraska / Lincoln, as well as the annual Chicago event Taste of Polonia.  Details are below, including Tony and Janina presenting the film with director Ruth Leitman for the first time together at the Taste of Polonia event.  See you there!

Thursday 9/1 at 7pm
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Nebraska Student Union
1400 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=235859453116120

Monday 9/5 at 6pm
Taste of Polonia
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
Tony, Janina and Ruth present the film

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