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Apr 3, 2013 6:30 PM

Nachtasyl: Home for the Homeless

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York in collaboration with Czech Center New York present a film screening of Nachtasyl: Heimat der Heimatlosen (Night Asylum: Home for the Homeless) by Josef Haslinger. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with author & director Josef Haslinger.

About the Film
Josef Haslinger’s 2010 documentary film “Nachtasyl: Heimat der Heimatlosen” (“Night Asylum: Home for the Homeless”) focuses on the legendary Viennese bar Nachtasyl, which was established by Czechoslovakian refugees who fled their homeland during the Cold War. Nachtasyl became a microcosm of Czech society in Vienna, and a meeting place for emigrants, artists, former politicians, and other intellectuals in exile.

About the Director
Josef Haslinger (born in 1955 in Zwettl/Lower Austria) is an Austrian author. He studied Philosophy, German and Drama and received his PhD in 1980. He has been a Professor of Literary Aesthetics at the German Creative Writing Program of the University of Leipzig since 1996. Haslinger is respected for his willingness to confront Austria’s past; His writing contemplates the Second World War’s effects on Europe’s current social and political forces. His novel Opernball was published in 1995, Das Vaterspiel in 2000, Zugvögel in 2006, and Phi Phi Island in 2007. Haslinger has received numerous awards, among them the Award of the City of Vienna and the Honorary Award of the Austrian Book Trade Council.

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Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, NYC


Apr 3, 2013 6:30 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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