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Program

20.11.2009 0:00 - 0:00

New Czech Films - Citizen Havel

The annual series of new Czech films is celebrating its 10th anniversary along with the entire program of BAMcinématek. Co-curated by Irena Kovarova and organized by BAMcinématek and the Czech Center New York, the series is a part of the 2009 Czech Independence Day Celebrations. New Czech Films November 18-22, 2009 BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn Tickets: BAM.org or (718) 777-FILM All films in Czech with English subtitles.

Friday, November 20

Citizen Havel (2009) 120 min
6:50, 9:15pm
 

CITIZEN HAVEL (OBČAN HAVEL) (2008) Directed by Pavel Koutecký and Miroslav Janek. There is no better documentary film to be screened on the twentieth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution (November 1989) than the portrait of Václav Havel documenting his life and two terms as the President of the Czech Republic. Spanning 13 years, the film brings on the screen the political and private, the funny as well as the serious parts of an uncommon and unrivalled political career of the non-conformist playwright, philosopher, dissident and altogether exceptional Czech President. Throughout the film appear Havel's friends and political rivals along with celebrities of the cultural and political world including the Rolling Stones in an hilarious scene when the President gives them a tour of the Prague Castle. Film director Pavel Koutecký had an exceptional access to the 'President's kitchen' – no other politician has allowed filmmakers so close. After the director's tragic death just before the start of the film's post-production, another exceptional filmmaker took over the project – Miroslav Janek directed the film in its final form. The documentary was quite unexpectedly a box office hit in Czech cinemas and became the historically first documentary to receive Czech Lion Award by the Czech Film Academy in a newly established category.

 

Místo konání:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
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Datum:

20.11.2009 0:00 - 0:00

Organizátor:

BAM


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