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  • 10 March 2017

    A great chance to learn more about a Polish actress Helena Modrzejewska and her son, civil engineer and an American bridge builder Ralph Modjeski, this coming Sunday 12th of March in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.

    Created and presented by OC Filmmakers Basia and Leonard Myszynski: featuring two films, a discussion and access to As She Liked It: The Shakespearean Roles of Madame Modjeska.

    The influence of bi-national star on the American stage and on the shaping of her prominent son’s career.  Two films that explore the artistic souls and scientific minds of a distinguished immigrant family while crossing boundaries, cultures, classes and eras. Linked by a love of art and an overwhelming desire to create, conquer and transcend.

    “Helena Modjeska and her son were both intrigued with the Pacific Coastline and Orange County, and chose Southern California as a final resting place” – Basia Myszynski.

    Program includes:

    • 1 PM Film: Modjeska – Woman Triumphant (2009) 57min.
    • 2 PM Discussion: Behind The Movies by Filmmaker Basia Myszynski


    • 2:30 PM Film: Bridging Urban America- The Story of Ralph Modjeski (2016) 87min.





    Ticket includes 2 films, discussion and access to the Modjeska exhibit:

    • Member or with paid museum admission I  $15
    • General I  $20


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