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Sep 22, 2018 4:00 PM - Sep 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Case for the New Hangman - The Power of the Powerless at Lincoln Center

Four banned Czechoslovak films stand as testaments to the power of dissident art. Organized in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center.


Saturday, September 22, 4:00pm

Sunday, September 23, 6:00pm

Get your tickets HERE

Director: Pavel Juráček, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 102m

Czech with English subtitles

 This lost classic of the Czech New Wave is a hallucinogenic swirl of Gulliver’s Travels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Kafkaesque surrealism. The freewheeling anti-narrative follows the misadventures of a modern-day Lemuel Gulliver who, after crashing his car, embarks on foot on a nightmarish odyssey that lands him in a strange land where citizens adhere to nonsensical laws and its rulers block out the sun. The satirical allegory was not lost on Czechoslovakia’s Communist government, which banned the film “forever” and effectively ended director Juracek’s career. Nevertheless, this stands as one of the most audacious and visually inventive works to emerge from the short-lived but remarkably fertile Prague Spring.

 New digital restoration courtesy of the Czech National Film Archive.



The End of a Priest

Fruit of Paradise

Black Peter


Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th Street)


From: Sep 22, 2018 4:00 PM
To: Sep 23, 2018 6:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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