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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...

Summer on the Roof - Smart Philip

August 13, Mazaný Filip (Smart Philip), 2003, Director: Vaclav Marhoul, As broad as the movie gets, it keeps a canny grip on the mix of stoic morality and sardonic world-weariness that made Marlowe...

Silent Film Series - GYPSIES

August 11, 6:30 pm. Gypsies (Cikáni), 1922, directed by Karl Anton. Written by Karel Hynek Mácha and Kalr Anton. Silent film with music accompaniment.

Summer on the Roof - Boredom in Brno

August 6 - Nuda v brně (Boredom in Brno), 2003, Director: Vladimir Moravek This busy, rather cutesy ensemble comedy revolves around the lengthy preparations by Olinka and twitchy Standa to...

Summer on the Roof - Out of the City

Cesta z města (Out of the City), 2000, Director: Tomaš Vorel, Cesta z města opens with Tomaš Hanak playing the lead role of Honza. As a hardworking software programmer, Honza’s life consists of a...

Summer on the Roof - Amerika

Amerika, 1994, Director: Vladimir Michalek. This Czech drama is the first film version of Kafka’s unfinished novel. The film has a theatrical feel as it follows protagonist Karel Rosmann from Europe...

Jan Vodňanský – Concert for Children

Jan Vodňanský will perform his songs, poems and stories in a program for children.

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