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Silent Film Series – Such is Life

Such is Life (Takovy je život), 1930. Directed and written by Carl Junghans. Cast: Věra Baranovskaya, Theodor Pištěk, Mana Zeniškova, Wolfgang Zilyer, Jidřich Plachta, Eman Fiala. Silent film...

Summer on the Roof - Men About Town

Světáci (Men About Town), 1969, Director: Zdeněk Podskalsky, A top example of Czech comedy of the sixties and one of the all time best ones in the history of Czech cinema. Three facade-makers from...

Summer on the Roof - Tales of Common Insanity

Příběhy obyčejného šílenství (Tales of Common Insanity), 2005, Director: Petr Zelenka, Adapted from Zelenka’s own play. Petr Hanek (Trojan), 33, has lost his job and his girlfriend. His...

Summer on the Roof - It's Gonna Get Worse

August 20 - A bude hůř (It s Gonna Get Worse), 2007, Director: Petr Nikolaev. Czechoslovakia at the end of the seventies. In order to avoid military service, Olin manages to get himself sent to a...

Marketa Lazarová

Film Marketa Lazarova, (1967, 180 min, in Czech with English subtitles). Directed by František Vlačil. Set in 13th century Bohemia, this epic of rival clans has been equally praised for its...

Summer on the Roof - Big Beat

This rock & roll musical drama from the Czech Republic is set in 1959 and chronicles the rebellious youth of Baby, a guitar-playing rocker wannabe from a working-class neighborhood in Prague. The...

Pavel Šporcl: A Tribute to Paganini

The most distinctive member of the young generation of Czech violinists, Pavel Šporcl has been reaping triumphs with audiences in major music venues worldwide, thanks to his formidable art combined...

Čechomor – Concert

Čechomor, cult World Music band from the Czech Republic, explode on stage with raw vitality. Rooted in Moravian village music, their repertoire reflects the passion and anguish of a egion molded by...

JAROSLAV JEŽEK : LIFE IS JUST AN ACCIDENT

Jaroslav Ježek (1906 Praha – 1942 New York) was one of the most distinctive composers of modern Czech music between the wars. Close links with “Liberated Theatre“ split his work into two...

CZECH PLAYS : SEVEN NEW WORKS

The book launch of CZECH PLAYS: SEVEN NEW WORKS, the first English-language anthology of Czech plays written after the 1989 “Velvet Revolution.” These seven works are selected from Czech Plays...

Summer on the Roof - The Can

Come and enjoy Czech films and Manhattan views on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. Films are screened at dusk every Thursday until October 1st. In case of bad weather films will be screened...

Museum Mile

The Czech Center New York will for the fifth time join New York’s finest museums and cultural institutions in the mile-long block party and visual arts celebration on 5th Avenue.

Silent Film Series – The Good Soldier Schweik

Silent film with music accompaniment by Libor Šmoldas. The Good Soldier Schweik (Dobry vojak Švejk), 1926, Directed by Karel Lamač. Written by Jaroslav Hasek and Vaclav Wasserman. Cast: Karel...

Zuzana Stivínová and Robert Balzar Trio – From the Stage to the Bar

A special performance by Zuzana Stivinova, a distinguished Czech singer and actress. The concert is inspired by cabaret performances and features a Czech, European and American repertoire. Recently,...

Jazz Evening – Jiří Slavík

Jiři Slavik studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, first in classical double bass, later on in jazz composition. In just three years he finished the four year long program with...

FAMU FILM at the Czech Center New York

The Center of Audio-Visual Study (CAS) is the youngest department of FAMU. Their teaching practices combine experimental cinema, new media and social activism. Tomas Pospiszyl, head of CAS and four...

Works in Progress

Exhibition of jewelry and small objects by students of the metal and jewelry department at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, led by Eva Eisler.

Summer on the Roof - The Wonderful Years of Lousy Living

Come and enjoy Czech films and Manhattan views on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. Films are screened at dusk every Thursday until October 1st. In case of bad weather films will be screened...

Jazz Evening – Martin Zbrožek

Jazz concert of Martin Zbrožek, a Czech jazz musician, composer, theater improviser and actor. Aside from playing the classic jazz mainstream, Zbrožek is also open to experimental projects, for...

GREENWAYS AND ECOTOURISM IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Presentation. Bohemian National Hall, BBLA , 3rd Floor. May 29, 7 pm

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