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March 04
October 3, 1958
Poland's New Wave

In Warsaw, audiences gathered to see Ashes and Diamonds, the final film of Andrzej Wajda war trilogy –– the other two being the Polish ghetto tragedy A Generation (1955) and Kanal (1956), a brutal drama about the Warsaw uprising. Ashes and Diamonds, adapted from Jerzy Andrzejewski's celebrated novel, follows a resistance fighter (played by the "Polish James Dean" Zbigniew Cybulski) who must kill a communist official on the last day of the war. Wajda's ironic, existentialist vision captured the complex mood of rising Polish cinema and of a people dealing with Soviet occupation.

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Reagan Davis March 4, 1952
Ronald Reagan Marries Nancy Davis

On March 4, 1952, after about three years of courtship, actors Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married at the Little Brown Church in the San Fernando Valley.

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March 4, 1968
Godard's La Chinoise opens in US

The French New Wave gets political.

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