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Aug 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Rooftop Ciné-Concert: SHOW PEOPLE

Masters of Silent Comedy.


Laugh out loud with the greatest silent comedians of all time! The comedic mastery of Buster Keaton, Marion Davies, and Harold Lloyd is eternal and continues to inspire awe. Let your jaws drop and roar with laughter as live musicians underscore the perfectly executed gags, astonishing stunts, and facial clowning. Indulge in silent comedies that won’t make you silent with the New York skyline and see where the night takes you – are you ready to laugh?

23 August at 7PM 

 Buy tickets HERE

Directed by: King Vidor, 1928, 79min

All Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) wants in life is to be a great dramatic actress. But when rowdy slapstick comic Billy Boyle (William Haynes) gives Peggy her big break, she puts her dreams on hold and becomes America’s comedy queen. So when prestigious High Arts Studio offers her the chance to play serious roles and Peggy gets a swelled head, it’s up to Billy to burst her bubble and bring Peggy down to earth.

After last year’s success, Czech musicians are back on the rooftop! This year they will perform and introduce their American colleagues and frequent collaborators from New York City! 

Live Music

Karel Růžička – saxophone 

New York based saxophonist and composer Karel Růžička is a highly sought after performer and recording artist. Karel began his professional career at 16 as leader of “The Four” group in his native country Czech Republic. During his career he has recorded multiple award-winning albums and performed with many legendary musicians on the global scene such as - Karel Ruzicka Sr., George Benson, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, Joe Locke, Bob Mintzer, Ravi Coltrane, Benny Rietveld, Ben E. King, Ronnie Burrage, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Fred Wesley, Michael Franks and others. Karel Růžička’s new album “Grace and Gratitude” featuring pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Nate Smith is scheduled to be released in October 2018.


George Dulin - keyboards

George Dulin is New York based pianist and composer. He began his career playing in small ensembles and then he received a sc holarship to attend The Berklee College of Music in Boston, followed by NYU. In 2007 George won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award. His debut album, Ride of Your Life, was released in 2008. Dulin has performed with many prominent musicians and his music has been heard around the world.


Introduction by: Vito Adriaensens - film historian

Vito Adriaensens is a visiting scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Film Department, where he teaches the history of early cinema. His research focuses on the aesthetic, cultural and historical interaction between film, theater, and visual arts. He is the author of the upcoming monograph Velvet Curtains and Gilded Frames: The Art of Early European Cinema and a co-author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (with Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, and Lisa Colpaert). He is currently also the treasurer of Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema.

Location: Rooftop, Czech Center NY, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY, 10021

7PM:   Rooftop opens for a welcome drink.

            Cocktails and snacks available. Cash bar provided by Bohemian Spirit Restaurant.

8PM:   Silent movie accompanied by live music upon sunset.

Please note: In the event of rain, the screenings will take place in the Bohemian National Hall.

In collaboration with Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.



321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Aug 23, 2018 7:00 PM


Czech Centre

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