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Program

Sep 22, 2018 2:00 PM - Sep 23, 2018 8:15 PM

The End of a Priest - The Power of the Powerless at Lincoln Center

Four banned Czechoslovak films stand as testaments to the power of dissident art. Organized in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center.

 

Saturday, September 22, 2:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 8:15pm

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Director: Evald Schorm, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 35mm, 98m

Czech with English subtitles

 This blasphemous black comedy charts the chaos that erupts when a lowly sexton (Vlastimil Brodsky, one of the Czechoslovak New Wave’s most recognizable faces) is mistaken for a priest by a singularly sinful flock of country parishioners who install him as their local minister, despite their penchant for drinking, adultery, and gambling. One of four films—along with dissident touchstones The Firemen’s BallA Report on the Party and Guests, and All My Compatriots—notoriously banned “forever” by the Communist government, Evald Schorm’s incendiary satire takes aim at both religious hypocrisy and the bureaucratic ineptitude of the anti-clerical authorities, leaving no side unscathed.



OTHER FILMS IN THE SERIES

Daisies

Fruit of Paradise

Case for the New Hangman

Black Peter

 

Venue:

Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th Street)

Date

From: Sep 22, 2018 2:00 PM
To: Sep 23, 2018 8:15 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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