Jul 22, 2014 8:00 PM
A Night at Karlstein - Summer on the Roof
This screening of the film is a part of Summer on the Roof film serie.
A NIGHT AT KARLSTEIN
(Noc na Karlstejne), 1973, 83 min, dir. Zdenek Podskalsky, music by Karel Svoboda
Charles IV, Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor, has built Karlstejn castle to house the crown jewels. More importantly, it is a place of relaxation and meditation, so no women are permitted, and no politics are to be discussed. His young wife misses him, and hearing of the prohibition, resolves to sneak in for a night. At the same time, a country girl needs to prove she has spent one night at Karlstejn to get her potential fiance's father to agree to let her marry him. Both women dress up as pages. Things get complicated when a foreign dignitary comes to discuss politics, the queen is the page guarding Charles' bedroom, and the country girl is keeping watch on the walls of the castle.
Information about all screenings in the Summer on the Roof 2014 series: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/summer-on-the-roof1/
It would be hard to imagine films without songs and music as they follow the cinematography from its beginning. The songs play a prominent role in transmitting deep emotion of love and joy but also despair or revolt in a unique way that touches, opens or break down boundaries. This year’s selection of rooftop films reflects various tendencies in the use of music and songs revealing the different moods in the 20th Century.
We invite you to join us in this exciting journey through images and sounds!
Screening on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall starts every Tuesday after dusk. Door opens at 8pm.
In case of bad weather films will be screened at the BNH indoor cinema at 8pm.
Films are in Czech with English subtitles. Program may be subject to change.
Curated by Kristyna Milde
Admission: $10, tickets available online at: www.bohemianbenevolent.org/index.php/ticket/buytickets
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Jul 22, 2014 8:00 PM