Before the Nazis slaughtered most of Poland’s 3 million Jews, Jewish and Polish culture were extensively intertwined. So it’s hardly surprising that Polish postwar cinema should be haunted by the ghosts of the country’s Jewish former inhabitants. Selected by American University professors Arnost Lustig and Frank Turaj and made between 1963 and 1991, the five films in this series explore the catastrophes of World War I and World War II as well as the legacy of Polish antisemitism. In Austeria, a group of Jews fleeing the Cossacks during World War I take refuge in an inn, where they form a small, temporary society (Sept. 10). Three of the films are set during World War II: Hunting Beater follows a group of Hungarian Jews who escape from a transport and find refuge at a Polish woman’s estate (Sept. 17); Postcard from a Journey (pictured) observes a Jewish man who prepares for deportation with exceptional calm (Sept. 24); and Still Only This Forest depicts a wealthy Jewish woman’s desperate attempt to get her former housekeeper to hide her daughter (Oct. 8). In the one film set after the war, March Caresses, Polish high school students in 1968 are recruited by a Communist-organized antisemitic campaign (Oct. 1). At 7:30 p.m. at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 16th & Q Sts. NW. $8.50. (202) 518-9400. (Mark Jenkins)