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Program

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

MOFFOM (Music on Film–Film on Music)

Festival – Presentation. April 30–May 2. Czech Center New York.

 

MOFFOM (Music on Film–Film on Music)

Festival – Presentation

April 30–May 2

Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall

Presentation of the MOFFOM founded in 2004. The festival has grown over the years to include various activities dedicated to the convergence of music and film. MOFFOM focuses on the genre of nonfiction filmmaking. MOFFOM has become a major event in Prague’s cultural calendar and has expanded to other cities across the Czech Republic. In the global sense, MOFFOM has pioneered the concept of the music film festival as part of a larger network with comparable festivals in more than 10 countries. In October 2007 the Association of Music Film Festivals was established in Prague.

More info: www.moffom.org

 

FILMS: 

 

April 30, 6 pm

Sestra (Sister)

Directed by Vít Pancíř, 65 min., Czech Republic

A dark love story based on the novel “City Silver Sister” by Jáchym Topol, with music by the Psí vojáci band.

I Go Where I want (Půjd u kam chci)

Directed by Olga Špátová, 28 min., Czech Republic

The distinctive alternative folk singer Radůza and her journey of musical self-discovery, from playing for change in the streets to the conservatory and the concert stage.

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April 30, 8 pm

Violin Knight (Houslový rytíř)

Directed by Pavel Marek, 52. min, Czech Republic

An intimate and original look into the life of violinist Marek Balog, reflecting both his passion for music and the experience of a Roma artist

in the Czech Republic.


SOLO

Directed by Maciej Pisarek, 55 min, Poland

A collage-like portrait of Boguslaw Schaeffer, a giant of modern

composition who has shied away from the spotlight even as his works

are performed around the world.


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May 2, 6 pm

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale

(Od Mamba k Hip Hopu: Příbě h z jižního Bronxu)

Directed by Henry Chalfant, 55 min., U.S.A.

An ebullient celebration of the beat-obsessed, Latin-influenced sound of the South Bronx from the co-creator of the seminal b-boy documentary
Style Wars.

Style Wars

Directed by Tony Silver, 70 min., U.S.A.

Landmark documentary on New York’s graffiti wars that captured the energy and creativity of b-boy culture just before it exploded out of the city to take over the world.

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May 2, 8.30 pm

NY 77: The Coolest Year in Hell (NY 77: Mrazivý rok v pekle)

Directed by Henry Corra, 88 min., U.S.A.

New York, 1977: A city seemingly on the verge of economic and social collapse, but a fertile breeding ground for the rise of disco, punk and hip-hop.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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