The Czech Center New York presents this film as a part of a double feature in celebration of Miloš Forman's 85th birthday!
FEBRUARY 21, 8:30PM in the Cinema
Director: Miloš Forman, 1967, 71 min, Czechoslovakia
A celebrated early film by the multiple Oscar winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus.
A dazzling comedy and a political satire, this film chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right – from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are stolen. Seen as a commentary on the Czech leadership of the time, the film was banned forever in Czechoslovakia following the Russain invasion and prompted the director's move to America.
In honor of Forman's birthday, join us for this double feature:
Miloš Forman: What Doesn´t Kill You
6:30pm, in the Cinema
Director: Miloslav Šmídmajer
The Firemen´s Ball
8:30pm, in the Cinema
Director: Miloš Forman
In Czech with English subtitles
Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons five minutes prior to showtime.
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