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Jul 1, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Your Money or Your Life - Summer on the Roof 2014

Outdoor screenings of Czech musical films



(Penize nebo zivot), 1932, 90 min dir. Jindrich Honzl, music by Jaroslav Jezek


Voskovec and Werich's second venture into feature filmmaking favors a greater cinematic and technical sophistication. The story concerns two boyhood friends-one a petty criminal, the other a suicidal pawn of his rich in-laws-who are accidentally reunited in pursuit of a stolen gem. Complicated by bungles and infidelity, the sport leads to its grand confrontation in a cluttered Central European museum (a crazy scene that anticipates the famous battle action in the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup).



Outdoor screenings of Czech musical films

Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall

Curated by Kristyna Milde


It would be hard to imagine films without songs and music as they follow the cinematography from its beginning. The songs play a prominent role in transmitting deep emotion of love and joy but also despair or revolt in a unique way that touches, opens or break down boundaries. This year’s selection of rooftop films reflects various tendencies in the use of music and songs revealing the different moods in the 20th Century.

We invite you to join us in this exciting journey through images and sounds! 




 Information about all screenings in the Summer on the Roof 2014 series: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/summer-on-the-roof1/


Screening on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall starts every Tuesday after dusk. Door opens at 8pm.

In case of bad weather films will be screened at the BNH indoor cinema at 8pm.

Films are in Czech with English subtitles. Program may be subject to change.
Curated by Kristyna Milde.


Admission: $10, tickets available online at: www.bohemianbenevolent.org/index.php/ticket/buytickets


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Jul 1, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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