film screening and discussion

On the Waterfront

Od–jazd Film Club meeting

  • Terry was the hope of American boxing, but today he works as a docker for the boss of a gang that rules the neighbourhood. Remorse for taking part in gangster feuds and an emerging affection for the sister of one of the victims of mafia crimes make Terry decide to fight for truth and dignity.
    • Crime, love, fight for justice and a young, charismatic Marlon Brando, one of the greatest legends of the classical cinema era. Several generations of viewers have been inspired by his image. An eight Oscar-winning story about the moral maturation of an individual who stands up against the system and about the strength of the community, brought to the screen by Elia Kazan, one of the most important, but also most controversial directors in the history of cinema. 
  • Who was Marlon Brando before he became Don Corleone? How to combine left-wing political sympathies with Christian ethics? What was the art of the McCarthy era? How to use film language to talk about the moral transformation of the protagonist? We will try to answer these and many other questions together with our club expert prof. Olga Katafiasz. We invite you to the screening and to a discussion, during which you will be able to ask questions and share your ideas on how to interpret the film. What do you think On the Waterfront is about? We want to hear your opinion!


  • Prof. Olga Katafiasz
    • Theatre and film expert, Dean of the Faculty of Theatre Directing at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków. In the years 1995-2008, she worked at the theatre journal Gazeta Teatralna Didaskalia, where she still regularly publishes essays and reviews. Author of sketches on the relations between literature, theatre and film, and books: Próby wrażliwości. Szekspirowskie ekranizacje Laurence'a Oliviera i Kennetha Branagha [Trials of Sensibility. Shakespearean Screen Adaptations of Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh] (2005), Słownik wiedzy o filmie [Dictionary of Film Knowledge] (with Joanna Wojnicka, 2005, 2008), Krzysztof Globisz. Notatki o skubaniu roli [Krzysztof Globisz. Notes on Plucking a Role] (2010), Shakespeare i kino: strategie adaptacyjne i ich konteksty społeczno-kulturowe [Shakespeare and Cinema: Adaptation Strategies and their Socio-cultural Contexts] (2012). In the series Literatura na ekranie [Literature on Screen], she edited the volume Lustra i echa. Filmowe adaptacje dzieł Williama Shakespeare’a [Mirrors and Echoes. Film Adaptations of the Works of William Shakespeare] (2017). She is currently working on a book about the work of Quentin Tarantino and would take Django Unchained and Hitchcock's Rear Window to a desert island.
  • Screening as part of Film club {OD – JAZD}.
  • Tickets 5 zł