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Program

Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

The Power of the Powerless

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


September 21 - 24, 2017

Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center

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POWER OF THE POWERLESS AT LINCOLN CENTER

The Czech New Wave, one of the most radical and brilliant bursts of creativity in film history, has flourished even within a totalitarian state. It was a bloody end with the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Despite the stifling restrictions, the intrepid generation of Filmmakers continued to challenge Communist censorship by creating an art that was unpopularly provocative, satirical, and deeply critical of authoritarianism. The Soviet government responded the only way it knew how: by banning these works outright so many went unseen in their home country for decades. In anticipation of Václav Havel Day in New York City on September 28 - Czech Republic's National Statehood Day - Join us for a celebration of these subversive, wildly funny, dark and defiant films.

Presented in colloaboration with Lincoln Center and the BBLA. 

*The name "Power of the Powerless" is inspired by Václav Havel's 1978 essay, "The Power of the Powerless." Havel started an important discussion on the subject of freedom and power in Eastern Europe, questioning how one should challenge and interact with governing bodies in their society.*

FILMS IN THE SERIES

The Ear

The Cremator

The Firemen's Ball

All My Compatriots

Larks on a String

 


Venue:

Lincoln Center

Date

From: Sep 21, 2017
To: Sep 24, 2017

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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