October 5, at 2 pm, the National Gallery of Art in cooperation with the Vaclav Havel Library will launch the film program “The Play’s the Thing:” Vaclav Havel, Art and Politics in the East Building Auditorium. The film program features archival footage and documentaries obtained from the National Film Archive in Prague as well as Havel’s directorial debut film. This program is based on the places and people that Havel knew, from the influential Theatre on the Balustrade where his theatrical career began, to his friendships with filmmakers of the Czech New Wave, to his political ascendancy in Prague. Honor the 77th anniversary of Havel's birth through this program delving into the nuances of his extraordinary life. Screenings take place on Oct 5, 11, 12 and 13. Admission to all screenings is free.
Event begins at 2:00PM
Presented by: Embassy of the Czech Republic