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Screening: A Day with Oscar-Winning Director Jiri Menzel

On September 14, at 2 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present “A Day with Jiri Menzel,” featuring the screening of Menzel's Oscar-winning film Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledovane vlaky), a coming of age story about a young man who develops a crush on a young conductor while working in a train station in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WWII. The screening of the highly acclaimed film Larks on a String (Skrivanci na niti) will follow starting at 4 pm. In the film, a group of “bourgeois,” including a saxophonist and professor, are sent to work at an industrial junkyard in order to be “rehabilitated.” The film was initially banned and later released in 1990, after the fall of the communist regime. Share a day with the director himself as he offers an inside look at his triumphant films. Admission is free. (Closely Watched Trains, 1966, 93 min., Czech with English subtitles) | (Larks on a String, 1969, 94 minutes, Czech with English subtitles)

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Embassy of the Czech Republic

Featured Artist(s): Oscar-Winning director Jiri Menzel

Categories: Film

Event Venue

National Gallery of Art, East Building

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington 20565
  • Saturday, September 14, 2013
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