In heaven there is no beer

United States, 1984

Film
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This film visits a number of intensive polka sessions (one of them an 11-day marathon) and observes the wildly enthusiastic participants. The film also examines the dancers’ Polish patriotism and their polka regalia, concluding that they may find a close and authentic sense of community through this form of folk art.

Credits

production company

Flower Films

co-producer

Les Blank

Maureen Gosling

director
Duration

00:49:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016846

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Poland - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Music & Performing Arts → Dance music

Music & Performing Arts → Folk dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Poland

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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