Film Screening

Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Roe's Room (Pokoj saren)

Part of Opera on Film

The Roe's Room (Pokoj saren)

Date + Time

Thursday, July 14, 2011
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Lech Majewski, 1997, 90 min., video
In Polish with electronic libretto in English (subtitles).

A young poet living with his family in a cramped, urban apartment meditates on the cycle of life as the interior space around him morphs through the cycle of seasons in this opera written, composed and directed by Majewski and featuring the Polish National Symphony Orchestra and the Silesian Opera Chorus. Filled with beautiful imagery and transcendent orchestral work, the film presents a world where youthful energy and the nature triumph over the banality of the commonplace.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Does not include entry to The Steins Collect.

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Image: Lech Majewski, The Roe's Room (Pokój saren) (still), 1997; photo: courtesy Lech Majewski. Screens courtesy of Kino Lorber Films.