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Program

Aug 21, 2019 7:00 PM

TRIBUTE TO MILAN KUNDERA: STAGED READING & FILM JOKE

Please join us for a special program in honor of Milan Kundera, famed Czech-born writer, who this year has turned 90 on April 1st.

 

7PM: Staged reading: Excerpts from Laughable Loves

8PM: Movie starts: The Joke

Due to high demand, the event was moved to the Ballroom, to increase the capacity.
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A special program in the honor of Milan Kundera, famed Czech-born writer, who this year have turned 90 on April 1, including a staged reading of the excerpts from Laughable Loves performed by the students of The New School in NY and The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the screening of a brilliant adaptation of Kundera’s novel The Joke.

Staged reading: Excerpts from Laughable Loves
“Sexual attraction as a game that often turns sour.”
Excerpts of Milan Kundera’s short story Hitchhiking game from a collection Laughable loves presented by students of The New School in New York in collaboration with students from The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Movie screening:
THE JOKE
Director: Jaromil Jireš, 1968, 80 min, Czechoslovakia

Jaromil Jireš’s brilliant adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel tells the fragmentary tale of a man expelled from the Communist Party because of a political joke. After “rehabilitation” in the mines and a stint in prison, he hatches a revenge plot against the former friend who betrayed him. Made near the end of the Czech New Wave, The Joke is acknowledged as one of its greatest works. 

 


Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the event. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.

  


Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Aug 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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