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Apr 23, 2020 7:00 PM - May 14, 2020


An online film series of the Czech Center New York presented on Thursdays, April 23 - May 14, 2020. Screen selected films at 7PM in the comfort of your homes via provided links. Followed by a ZOOM Q&A with special guests, moderated by the series curator, Irena Kovarova.

Thursdays, April 23 - May 14, 2020

Let us bring some light into your lives with a lighter film fare – a series of 4 comedies made in Czechoslovakia and spanning three decades. The program introduces staples of the genre ranging from parody and slap stick to satire. Although very popular in their country of origin, the selected films are less known internationally. But not for lack of mastery or online availability to the American audience. The opening film, Karel Zeman’s THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN, has delighted cinema goers since the 1960s and we’ll discuss it with film critic A.S. Hamrah. His recent book THE EARTH DIES STREAMING, a collection of film reviews, is a treasured tome of many film programmers for its sharp wit and acerbic humor. We will continue with the parody ADELA HAS NOT HAD SUPPER YET from director Oldřich Lipský discussed with translator Alex Zucker, and the following week we will screen an adaptation of Bohumil Hrabal’s stories from director Jiří Menzel, THE SNOWDROP FESTIVAL. The post-screening talk of that film will welcome artist/filmmaker Bara Jichova Tyson together with strategist Richard Tyson. Closing the series is THE PRAGUE FIVE from director Tomáš Vorel, a hilarious satire of the late period Communist regime. Jonathan Owen, a British scholar and film critic of great knowledge of Central European cinema, will offer his take on the comedy as well as the entire series.

The series is curated by Irena Kovarova, New York based film programmer and founder of Comeback Company.
Visit Comeback Company for her full biography HERE.

4/30 - ADELA HAS NOT HAD SUPPER YET, Q&A with Alex Zucker
5/7 - THE SNOWDROP FESTIVAL, Q&A with Bara Jichova Tyson and Richard Tyson
5/14 - THE PRAGUE FIVE, Q&A with Jonathan Owen

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From: Apr 23, 2020 7:00 PM
To: May 14, 2020


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