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Feb 21, 2017 8:30 PM

The Firemen's Ball

CZECH CENTER PRESENTS A DOUBLE FEATURE IN HONOR OF MILOŠ FORMAN'S 85TH BIRTHDAY

 

*Please note that this screening is SOLD OUT but you are welcome to wait in the standby line. Empty seats, if available, will be released to standby five minutes before the screening begins.

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THE FIREMEN'S BALL
Director: Miloš Forman, 1967, 71 min, Czechoslovakia

A celebrated early film by the multiple Oscar winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus.

A dazzling comedy and a political satire, this film chronicles a fireman’s ball where nothing goes right – from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are stolen. Seen as a commentary on the Czech leadership of the time, the film was banned forever in Czechoslovakia following the Russain invasion and prompted the director's move to America.

In honor of Forman's birthday, join us for this double feature:

Miloš Forman: What Doesn´t Kill You
6:30pm, in the Cinema
Director: Miloslav Šmídmajer
Documentary

The Firemen´s Ball
8:30pm, in the Cinema
Director: Miloš Forman
In Czech with English subtitles

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Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons at that time.

To RSVP for other events please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Feb 21, 2017 8:30 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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