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Program

Sep 10, 2019 7:00 PM

FILM: TALKS WITH TGM + INTRODUCTION BY CHARLOTTA KOTIK AND Q&A WITH DAGMAR HÁJKOVÁ

Join us for a special screening as a tribute to Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. The film will be briefly introduced by TGM's great-granddaughter, Charlotta Kotik, and followed by a Q&A with Dagmar Hájková, a researcher from the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

7PM in the Cinema 

The screening will be briefly introduced by TGM's great-granddaughter, Charlotta Kotik,  followed by a Q&A with Dagmar Hájková, a researcher from the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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Join us for a special evening dedicated as a tribute to Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

Talks with TGM
Director: Jakub Červenka, 2018, 80 min, Czech Republic
In Czech with English subtitles. 

Another contribution to the specific subgenre of animated history by the scriptwriter Pavel Kosatík. On 26 September 1928, Karel Čapek and President Masaryk meet in the gardens of Topolčianky castle to decide about the fate of their joint literary work. Their fiction film dialogue is based on quotes from a future book and their mutual correspondence, considerably freeing the original format of literary conversation from binding conventions. Čapek and Masaryk reproach and offend each other, but they also ask key personal questions and questions about the social functions of a writer and politician respectively.

“It’s a film about two extraordinary men; it’s about the fact that emotions can be sometimes more powerful than ideas even in such exceptional people.” - J. Červenka

Jakub Červenka
Jakub Červenka (1983) is a film producer. He has worked on TV documentaries such as We Are Not Angels, We’re Just Doing Their Work (2006), ROM. ID (2010), The Infant Jesus of Prague (2011), and produced the puppet film The Little Man (2015). He also works in advertising and makes video clips, mostly for hip-hop artists such as Supercrooo and Moja reč.

 

Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Sep 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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