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Program

Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

The Power of the Powerless at Lincoln Center 2018

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

 

September 21 - 23, 2018

Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center

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POWER OF THE POWERLESS AT LINCOLN CENTER

The Czechoslovak New Wave was one of the most radical and brilliant bursts of creativity in film history. The political thaw that allowed it to flourish even within a totalitarian state came to an abrupt end with the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Despite stifling restrictions, an intrepid generation of filmmakers continued to challenge Communist censorship by creating art that was provocative, satirical, and deeply critical of authoritarianism. The Czechoslovak Communist government responded the only way it knew how: by banning these works outright, resulting in many works that went unseen in their home country for decades.

Presented in colloaboration with Lincoln Center

*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

Case for the New Hangman

Daisies

The End of a Priest

Fruits of Paradise






 

Venue:

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

Date

From: Sep 21, 2018
To: Sep 23, 2018

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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