Fugazi – The Centre of the Universe
Screenplay, director: Leszek Gnoinski
Animations: Marcin Podolec
Directors of photography: Piotr Pawluk, Lukasz Piotrowski
Editing: Marek Klimaszewski
Music: Robert Brylewski
Producers: Maciek Ostatek, Aneta Zagorska
Production: the Raban Foundation! (formerly: the “W To Mi Graj” Foundation for the Promotion of Culture, the Kraków Film Association
Co-production: TVP – Polish Public Television
Co-financed by: City of Warsaw, Polish Film Institute, National Centre for Culture
Genre: documentary, animated
Release date: 2016
A nostalgic story about an independent music club in Warsaw in 1992. "Fugazi" was based on the crazy idea of Waldemar Czapski. It was an opportunity for music fans to feel the same energy as during the Jarocin Festival, but in the centre of Warsaw. Over the eleven months it was open, several hundred shows and all kinds of private events were held there. "Fugazi" became a legend that resonates to this day. Leszek Gnoiński's documentary and animated film in an extraordinary way returns to the colourful times of Poland’s political transformation, where “I want" was equivalent to "I can".
The document features many captivating stories of people associated with the club, including: Robert Brylewski, Waldemar Czapski, Jarek Frankowski, Vivian Gitana, Maciek "Wujek Samo Zło" Gnatowski, Tomik Grewiński, Alex Kłoś, Piotr "Mizerny" Liszcz, Dariusz "Maleo" Malejonek, Anja Orthodox, Jurek Owsiak, Muniek Staszczyk, Kazik Staszewski, Piotr "Śledziu" Ślesicki, Piotr "Vienio" Więcławski, and Piotr Wolfram.