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Program

Oct 23, 2009 12:00 AM - Oct 29, 2009 12:00 AM

The Ironic Curtain: Czech Cinema since the Velvet Revolution

Join Lincoln Center in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution at a retrospective of Czech films from 1989 to the present, plus 60s sidebar. Works by successive waves of filmmakers reveal the longings and reversals that have brought Czechs together—or torn them apart—in the wake of free-market democracy. The totalitarian nightmare ended two decades ago, but private and shared dreams have often proven elusive, and it’s this slippery business that informs our collection and links its complicities and betrayals. As the title Ironic Curtain suggests, the crack between post-Communist expectation and reality has caught Czech storytellers in its absurdity and made room for irony to thrive. But not without the hallmark humanism that has traditionally velveted their jest. Curated by Laura Blum in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Ironic Curtain: Czech Cinema since the Velvet Revolution

October 23-November 29

LINCOLN CENTER, NYC

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Oct 23, 2009 12:00 AM
To: Oct 29, 2009 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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