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Program

Jul 13, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Socrates Sculpture Park - Who Wants to Kill Jessie?

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING. Socrates Sculpture Park. Free Admission. Film: Who Wants to Kill Jessie?

Presented in collaboration with Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films, this annual international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each Wednesday evening. Now in its 13th year, this program invites visitors to sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK – OUTDOOR CINEMA

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City (Queens), NY
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Film: WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE?  (KDO CHCE ZABÍT JESSI?)
Directed by Vaclav Vorlicek, 1966, 81 min.
In Czech with English subtitles.

"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, productive workers). There's a problem: after an injection of her elixir, dream elements become real. Rose learns this after dosing her husband Henry to stop his dreaming about Jessie, a curvaceous comic-book heroine who has anti-gravitational gloves he needs to study so he can solve a problem at the factory where he's chief engineer: Henry wakes up with Jessie asleep next to him pursued by a cowboy and a super hero. Jealousy consumes Rose. All this plus satire aimed at the Czechoslovak state.

 

Venue:

32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

Date

Jul 13, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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