May 1, 2004 12:00 AM - May 9, 2004 12:00 AM
Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival, May 1-9, For more information about the festival program visit www.tribecafilmfestival.org or call (212) 941-1515
We are proud to announce that the Czech Center NY has joined The Tribeca Film Festival to help present two Czech films at its third annual New York film festival.
The Tribeca Film Festival is the youngest film festival in the U.S. However, it is indisputably becoming one of the most important. It was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese and Craig Hatkoff to assist in the revitalization of lower Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack. This year, the festival's director, Peter Scarlet has chosen two Czech films to compete in for the festival's prized awards - Bored in Brno and Choking Hazard.
May 7, 10 pm and May 8, mindnight
United Artists Theaters (102 North End Ave. @ Vesey St.)
Dir. Marek Dobeš, 82 min.
Five students travel to the remote Halali Motel for Professor Reinis' "Meaning of Life" philosophy weekend. Expecting an intelligence test, they (and one lost porn star/Jehovah's Witness) are instead assaulted by the undead from the neighboring forest. With gory frights and witty dialogue, this campy zombie flick is a must-see for discriminating horror fans.
May 6, 5 pm at Tribeca Grand (2 Ave. of the Americas bet. Greenwich & Walker St.)
May 9, 1 pm at PACE Unviersity - Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 1 Pace Plaza (Spruce St. bet. Park Row & Gold St.)
Bored in Brno (Nuda v Brně)
Dir. Vladimír Morávek, 2003, 103 min.
If you put a light bulb in your mouth, you will not be able to pull it out. So why are people still compelled to put it in? And are 150,000 couples really having sex every night in Brno, as an actor on a television show claims? Vladimír Morávek's clever sex comedy, Bored in Brno, subtitled A Comedy about Defying Fate, attempts to answer such questions by exploring one day and night of sex and love in the Czech Republic's second largest city. Deftly weaving together multiple storylines, the film focuses on Standa and Olinka, a shy couple who meet at a sports event for the mentally retarded. Standa's brother and Olinka's friends help train the two virginal lovers for their first dinner date, with the hope of thrusting them towards an amorous climax. Bored in Brno won the Czech Lion Award for best Czech film of 2003.
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From: May 1, 2004 12:00 AM
To: May 9, 2004 12:00 AM
Tribeca Film Festival