This irreverent documentary reveals how charming entertainer Jan Lewan bilked investors out of millions in a complicated investment scam. Watch trailers & learn more. Documentary · A look at the rise and fall of band leader Jan Lewan, whose international Polka empire led to the greatest polka-related financial crime in history. 5 Jun A polka kingdom crumbles in this documentary tracing the rise and fall of dubious duple meter master Jan Lewan. A Grammy-nominated polka superstar who defected from Poland to the West in the s, Lewan created a musical empire that made him an internationally-recognized figure. When scandal.
The Polka King is an American biographical comedy film directed by Maya Forbes and written by Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. The film is about real-life Polish-American polka band leader Jan Lewan, who was imprisoned in for running a Ponzi scheme. The film stars Jack Black as Lewan, as well as Jenny Slate. Jan "Lewan" Lewandowski is a Polish-American songwriter and polka band leader. Lewan's financial crimes were described by The Morning Call as a " classic Ponzi scheme". Lewan's life has been depicted in multiple films, first in the TV documentary Mystery of the Polka King, the documentary film The Man. John Mikulak and Joshua von Brown's irreverent documentary traces the rise and fall of Grammy-nominated polka music superstar Jan Lewan.
Lies! Scandals! Prison and More! Pump up the Oompah and get ready for THE MAN WHO WOULD BE POLKA KING! An irreverent look at the rise and fall of Grammy-nominated polka music superstar Jan Lewan, whose defection from Poland to Pennsylvania led to fame, fortune and an international Polka Empire. But when. 24 Feb The Man Who Would Be Polka King is a deliriously entertaining documentary by John Mikulak and Joshua von Brown about the disgraced Jan Lewan. 7 Apr When John Mikulak left copywriting to become a director, his chance encounter with famed polka king Jan Lewan became the inspiration for his documentary.