By Wendy Davis, photographer
"I have attended a couple Movie Nights in Brooklyn and I confess that I would really love to see more of these screening events organized by Heart’s Home.
This Andrei Tarkovsky documentary was particularly interesting because we had the presence of both the filmmaker, Dmitry Trakovsky and renowned Polish-born naturalized Swedish film editor Michal Leszczylowski, who edited Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice.
What gave the evening depth was Father Paul’s intelligent thoughtful introduction to the film as well as background on the film maker, the editor and on Tarkovsky himself. In addition to showing the film there was a very stimulating and intellectual dialogue following the film among the audience, Father Paul, the film maker and the editor visiting from Europe. The level of the conversations and enthusiasm of the participants was well beyond college level.
Dmitry’s style of documentary making - the use of interviews as a means of understanding Tarkovsky, not only as an artist but as a “flesh and blood” human being - helped the viewers gain a broad picture of Tarkosvky’s life and work.
I personally enjoyed meeting new people involved in various aspects of the arts community, who not only enjoyed the film, but also enjoyed the spirit of camaraderie. The general atmosphere created at the Heart’s Home’s film screening has actually inspired me personally to want to continue my own work."
and Michal Leszczylowski, CLICK HERE