Family immigration drama inspires documentary film
In the late 1980s, Tony Wasilewski met his wife Janina in Chicago after they both left communist Poland. They had a son together and the three of them lived in suburban Schiller Park until 2007, when Janina was deported. After 18 years in the U.S., Janina was forced to leave her family behind and return to Poland. Director Ruth Leitman made a film about the Wasilewskis' experience called 'Tony and Janina’s American Wedding.' Ruth Leitman and Tony Wasilewski join us.
'Tony and Janina’s American Wedding' is screening tonight and October 27 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. WTTW will also air the film next month.