Last night, the Museum of the Moving Image kicked off the two-week festival Panorama Europe 2015, a unique showcase of sixteen contemporary European features. Co-presented by MoMI and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), Panorama Europe gives New York audiences what may be their only chance to see acclaimed films from the festival circuit on the big screen.

Tonight's opening weekend screening is Gods, a biopic of Zbigniew Religa, the pioneering Polish surgeon who defied the Communist bureaucracy of the 1980s to perform the country’s first successful heart transplant. The film begins tonight at 7:00pm, with director Lukasz Palkowsk in attendance and a reception to follow. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Museum box office or online.

Panorama Europe 2015 runs from May 29th through June 14th at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.