Film Series

New Czech Films

 
 
May 9—May 13, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
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See what's hot in contemporary Bohemian filmmaking with another edition of New Czech Films, featuring the directorial debut of the late playwright and former Czech president Vaclav Havel, award-winning narrative and documentary films, and Q&As with directors Radim Spacek and Bohdan Slama. Organized by BAMcinématek, Czech Center New York, and Czech Film Center, this touring series debuts at BAM before traveling the US. Curated by Irena Kovarova. All films New York premieres and in Czech with English subtitles.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Four Suns (Ctyri slunce)
 

A middle-aged man in a downward spiral seeks refuge in his friendship with a male mystic.

Wed, May 9, 2012
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Identity Card (Obcanský prukaz)
 

This bittersweet comedy chronicles the highs and lows of four teenage boys coming of age.

Thu, May 10, 2012
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Havel’s Leaving (Odcházení)
 

Vaclav Havel, the late former president of the Czech Republic, was first a playwright. Here is his story.

Fri, May 11, 2012
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Matchmaking Mayor (Nesvatbov)
 

In a Slovakian town with a dwindling population, the local mayor decides to play matchmaker.

Fri, May 11, 2012
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Walking Too Fast (Pouta)
 

A secret agent uses his power to destroy those who oppose the 1980s Communist regime.

Sat, May 12, 2012
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Alois nebel
 

Using rotoscope animation, Alois Nebel tells the story of a lonely train dispatcher.

Sat, May 12, 2012
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Long Live the Family (Rodina je základ státu)
 

A nouveau riche business executive goes on the run from the police in this thriller.

Sun, May 13, 2012