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Apr 23, 2020 7:00 PM


An online film series of the Czech Center New York presented on Thursdays, April 23 - May 14, 2020. Screen selected films at 7PM in the comfort of your homes via provided links. Followed by a ZOOM Q&A with special guests, moderated by the series curator, Irena Kovarova.

7PM screening via provided links; 8:45pm ZOOM Q&A with A.S. Hamrah

RSVP HERE for ZOOM Q&A link 

Director: Karel Zeman, 1961, 83min, Czechoslovakia
With Miloš Kopecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jana Brejchová

WHERE TO WATCH THE FILM: Free to watch with 2-week trial at Criterion Channel HERE or rent/buy at iTunes HERE.

A classic of film animation, director Karel Zeman belongs among the greatest innovators of the genre especially in the realm of combining live action with animation and special effects. THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN about the boastful time traveler, takes us and his young companion from outer space on an adventurous journey to many corners of the world. Typically considered a family film, viewing this fantasy as an adult offers a chance to delve into the film unabashedly and appreciate its visual artistry with cleverly incorporated references. Co-writer Jiří Brdečka, the author of another masterpiece, LEMONADE JOE, gave the film many a humorous moment delivered by some of the best comedy actors of the era – namely Miloš Kopecký, Jana Brejchová, and Jan Werich among others. Zdeněk Liška’s music underscores the action with great wit. 

Special guest of the post-screening ZOOM Q&A is A.S. Hamrah, New York based film critic for the Baffler. A collection of his film reviews titled THE EARTH DIES STREAMING was published by n+1 books.

Introduction to the film series by the curator Irena Kovarova.


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Apr 23, 2020 7:00 PM


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