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Nov 7, 2017 7:00 PM

Famous Firsts V4 - Closely Watched Trains

Join us for the Famous Firsts Series to see the debut feature films of legendary directors from the Visegrad Four. Experience the passionate radical beginnings of four important cinematic voices. 




Director: Jiri Menzel

Run Time: 93 min.

Origin: Czechoslovakia

In a town occupied by the Germans during WWII, a trainwatcher is oblivious to the war and obssessed with having his first sexual experience. 

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award™-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave.

Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to showtime.

Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time. 




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NY 10021 New York
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Nov 7, 2017 7:00 PM


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