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Aug 16, 2011

SUMMER ON THE ROOF - The Snowdrop Festival

SUMMER ON THE ROOF - Film screening on the Rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. Every Tuesday JUNE-AUGUST. Admission Free. Starts at dusk.

-Every Tuesday at dusk (doors open at 7pm)
-All films are in Czech with English subtitles
-Free admission
-Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come - first served basis. We don't take reservations
-In case of bad weather films will be screened at the Czech Center Cinema on the 1st Floor

THE SNOWDROP FESTIVAL (Slavnosti sněženek)
Directed by Jiri Menzel, 1983, 83 min, in Czech with English subtitles

Acclaimed Czech director Jiri Menzel has pulled off another successful collaboration with writer Bohumil Hrabal in this light, sometimes saucy farce about two warring hunting factions in a small village and how they end up in a rousing, comic showdown. The village community is made up of a broad spectrum of eccentrics, from the farmer who escorts his goats to pasture in an old Pontiac car, to the sign painters who put up their handiwork slogans in the most unlikely places; there is humor enough for everyone. Then one day three hunters from one faction chase after a boar they found in the woods, and the wounded animal runs into a schoolhouse for refuge. Since the schoolhouse is in neutral territory, it becomes the scene for a reckoning between the two hunting factions. The upshot is a wild time in the local pub -- with some unexpected consequences. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi



1.         Free Admission

2.         Doors open at 7pm, film starts at dusk

3.         Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis

4.         Maximum occupancy capacity of the rooftop is determined by the NYC Fire Department

5.         The doors of the building will be closed after the maximum capacity is reached

6.         Visitors are not permitted to reserve empty seats for other persons

7.         In case of inclement weather forecast or weather conditions the film screening will be moved to the Cinema on the 1st floor. The same rules apply

8.         Organizer reserves the right to refuse entry or expel any person who fails to comply with the Rules of Conduct  or whose behavior is unacceptable
9.         Organizer reserves the right to change/add to these rules without notice


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NY 10021 New York
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Aug 16, 2011


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