Film Series

Independent of Reality: The Films of Jan Nemec

 
 
Nov 8—Nov 14, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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BAMcinématek is proud to present the first full-career US retrospective of Czechoslovak New Wave enfant terrible Jan Nemec. Though Nemec was an instrumental player in the Czechoslovak New Wave alongside Milos Forman, Jiri Menzel, Vera Chytilova, and others, he is relatively unknown stateside. This long-overdue survey of Nemec’s nearly 50 year career of uncompromising work features 12 films and a week-long run of Diamonds of the Night (1964) in a new 35mm print. The retrospective premieres at BAMcinématek before embarking on a tour through North America.

Curated by Irena Kovarova and produced by Comeback Company in partnership with the National Film Archive, Prague, Aerofilms, and Jan Nemec–Film.

The premiere screening of the Jan Nemec retrospective at BAM is presented with financial support from the Czech State Fund for Cinematography.

For more information on the North American tour of this retrospective, visit comebackcompany.com


 
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PAST EVENTS
Film
Diamonds of the Night
 

Screening in a new 35mm print, this harrowing film depicts the distressed human mind.

Nov 8—Nov 14, 2013
New 35mm print
 
 
Film
A Report on the Party and Guests
 

Jan Nemec’s absurdist film examines the mechanics of power.

Sat, Nov 9, 2013
 
 
Film
Golden Sixties: Jan Nemec
 

An illuminating documentary portrait of trailblazing director Jan Nemec.

Sun, Nov 10, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Free
Film
Martyrs of Love
 

This three-part ballad cemented Jan Nemec’s reputation as an unrestrained nonconformist.

Sun, Nov 10, 2013
 
 
Film
Pearls of the Deep
 

This Czechoslovak New Wave manifesto features five short films by five rising directors.

Mon, Nov 11, 2013
 
 
Film
Metamorphosis
 

Jan Nemec takes on his “essential author,” Franz Kafka, in this visionary adaptation.

Tue, Nov 12, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Late Night Talks with Mother
 

In this award-winning personal essay film, Jan Nemec turns the camera on his own psyche.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
Toyen
 

Jan Nemec explores the life of surrealist painter Toyen in this enigmatic portrait.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013
New York premiere
 
 
Film
The Ferrari Dino Girl
 

This film revisits the Prague Spring and the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Thu, Nov 14, 2013