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Jul 27, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Jara Cimrman Lying, Sleeping

SUMMER ON THE ROOF - Film screening on the rooftop of the Czech Center New York. This film is a result of a mystification, which has been lasting since 1967 and is still alive. It is a mockumentary about Cimrman, a universal Czech genius that was active in all branches of science and art in the times before the First World War. Unfortunately, he has never achieved proper recognition for his achievements. There is a specialized theater in his name in Prague developing this idea in quasiscientific seminars and theatre plays. Jára Cimrman ležící, spící consists mainly of independent sketches, where Cimrman meets various historical personalities of his times and advises them: he is e.g. responsible for A. P. Čechov calling his play Three Sisters, he advises Gustav Eiffel in conceiving the Eiffel Tower etc. The play/film is one of an extensive series representing a particular Czech type of intellectual humor poking fun at any trace of nationalism Czechs might possess.

Jara Cimrman Lying, Sleeping

Tuesday, July 27, at dusk


Director: Ladislav Smoljak, Comedy, Czechoslovakia, 1983, 82 min, in Czech with English subtitles


Cast: Josef Abrahám, Petr Čepek, Marie Drahokoupilová, Milena Dvorská, Ladislav Frej, Valerie Kaplanová, Libuše Šafránková, Zdeněk Svěrák, Jiří Zahajský...



All films are in Czech with English subtitles.

Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come-first served basis. We dont take any reservations.
Maximum occupancy capacity of the rooftop, determined by the New York City Fire Department, is 74 persons. There are 54 seats and 20 standing-room-only spaces on the rooftop.
This capacity cannot be exceeded.

The Czech Center New York is not involved in chair distribution as seating is on a first come-first served basis.

In case of inclement weather the film will be screened inside in the Czech Center Cinema at 8:30pm.



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


Jul 27, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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