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ALL THIS BELONGS TO ME - Petra Hůlová

Petra Hůlová became an overnight sensation when All This Belongs to Me was originally published in Czech in 2002, when the author was just twenty-three years old. She has since established herself as...

Bruncvík and His Lion

A Story of Bravery and Love. The Minor Theater in Prague is devoted to keeping the unique tradition of century old puppetry theater and its masters alive. Mythical Czech prince Bruncvík decides after...

Film Magician Karel Zeman

Screening schedule: Wednesday, October 14, 7pm – Journey to the Beginning of Time (Cesta do praveku). Thursday, October 15, 7pm – The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Vynalez zkazy). Friday,...

PETER MACEČEK - Memories of Prague

Renowned Czech violinist, Petr Maceček will join the chamber music ensemble, Poetica Musica including Maria Antonia Garcia, pianist and Eleanor Valkenburg, soprano. The concert will feature Sonatina...

Puppet Workshop

Czech tradition of the family puppet theaters and home puppet making was at a peak in the 1930s. Parents and their children made their puppets and costumes for them and very often they also wrote...

1989/2009: Achievements and Challenges for the Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

Panel discussion with the Czech Ambassador to the UN Martin Palouš, Austrian Ambassador Emil Brix and Saviana Stanescu, playwright, poet and journalist, at the Austrian Cultural Forum with the title...

11th Annual Czech Street Festival

Saturday, October 3, 12–7 pm, 83rd Street between Madison and Park Avenues. Come celebrate Czech Independence Day!!! Fun for adults and kids!!! Enjoy live music, Czech food, and much more! FREE...

Summer on the Roof - Indian Summer

Thursday, October 1, 8:30 pm, Indiánské léto (Indian Summer), 1995, Director: Saša Gedeon. The rivalry between two teen-age cousins provides the framework for this sprightly Czech drama that is based...

Summer on the Roof - Elf

Skřítek (Elf), 2005, Director: Tomaš Vorel, A family of villagers moves up in the world – to the county seat. Dad works as a butcher at a meatpacking plant, mom is a checker at a supermarket. The...

OBAMA IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: PUBLISHING “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER” IN CZECH

How do Czechs regard Barack Obama? What made his autobiography such a best-seller in the Czech Republic? Jeff Hush, editor of Cesta za sny mého otce, presents excerpts that could have been "lost in...

JAZZ EVENING – PETR ZELENKA

Jazz guitarist Petr Zelenka is a renowned musician in the Prague jazz scene. He‘s spent the past 6 years mostly in Paris where he recorded an album entitled Memory Flash (Animal Music, 2008). Petr...

Summer on the Roof - Buttoners

Knoflíkáři (Buttoners), 1998, Director: Petr Zelenka, This Czech anthology film has six episodes linked by a radio show and a common theme of chance, coincidence, and fate – opening in 1945 Japan...

David Vávra – Lecture

Architect David Vávra introduces his works in a lecture.

GRACEFUL CITIES - films

The films from the series Graceful Cities are some of the most interesting ever produced on modern architecture in the Czech Republic. The evening will feature the towns Litomyšl and Znojmo.

MELTING THE POT - Changing the Shape of Cultural Framing

A show by seven New York-based artists of Czech origin addressing the theme of cultural shifts and the influence of relocation on their artistic practice. The show is working with the idea of...

Summer on the Roof - Pleasant Moments

Hezké chvilky bez záruky (Pleasant Moments), 2006, Director: Věra Chytilova. Hana is a psychologist and a thoroughly independent woman. Her unemployed husband, jealous of his wife, finds a younger...

Summer on the Roof - Ene Bene

Ene Bene, 2000, Director: Alice Nellis. Set in a small Bohemian town in the middle of local election “fever,” the film concentrates on two married retired school teachers, trying to cope with the...

GRACEFUL CITIES

Large black and white panoramic photos of Michael Mička arisen during the filming of a successful cycle of documentary films entitled “Graceful Cities” by authors Radovan Lipus and David Vávra. The...

Summer on the Roof - The Wonderful Years of Lousy Living

August 27- Báječná léta pod psa (The Wonderful Years of Lousy Living), 1997. Director: Petr Nikolaev. The story of an ordinary family living in Czechoslovakia from around 1963 until the Velvet...

Summer on the Roof - It

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...

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