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Czech Comedy Classics: Golet in the Valley

Date: 21 October 2014 7:00 PM, Venue: Bistro Bohem

On October 21, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen GOLET IN THE VALLEY (Golet v údolí) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics.

Golet in the Valley is a film based on a short story book by Ivan Olbracht written in 1937. The storyline brings us to a Jewish village Polana in Ruthenia. Throughout the movie, we follow the lives of the large families of three friends – Bainysh, Moishe, and Pinkhes. The authors’ intent to provide a nostalgic view of Jewish community is illustrated by Jewish songs that appear throughout the film.

About the Director:

The director Zeno Dostál was born in 1934. Dostál’s parents were sent to a concentration camp in 1944 and Zeno himself had to hide. His suffering continued under the communist regime that followed the Second World War and he was expelled from a university in Prague for political reasons. Dostál started working in the film studio Barrandov in 1960 as an unskilled laborer but eventually became an assistant director. At the beginning of the 1990s, Zeno Dostál directed a film that was based on his own novel – the King of the Colonnades (Král kolonád). Dostál died in 1996 as the chairman of the Jewish Community of Prague.  

About the Series:
This marks the third year of the film and beer series at Bistro Bohem. The focus of the films for this year is Czech humor which is a very specific part of Czech culture. On the third Tuesday of every month from January - December 2014 (unless otherwise specified), Bistro Bohem will feature Czech comedies. All films will screen in Czech with English subtitles. Each screening includes one free beer as well as an introduction from a representative from the Embassy of the Czech Republic. All screenings are subject to change.

Admission is free.

Location:
Bistro Bohem
600 Florida Ave., Washington, DC
www.bistrobohem.com

Czech Comedy Classics:
January 28...............Anton Špelec, Sharp-Shooter | Anton Špelec, ostrostřelec
February 18.............School is the Foundation of Life | Škola základ života
March 18.................Eva Fools Around | Eva tropí hlouposti
April 15................... The Emperor’s Baker – The Baker’s Emperor | Císařův pekař - Pekařův Císař
May 20....................Lemonade Joe | Limonádový Joe
June 17....................Who Wants to Kill Jessi? | Kdo chce zabít Jessii?
July 15.....................The Firemen's Ball | Hoří, má panenko
August 19................Man about Town | Světáci
September 16..........Cutting It Short | Postřižiny
October 21..............Golet in the Valley | Golet v údolí
November 18..........Waiter, Scarper! | Vrchní, prchni
December 16...........I Enjoy the World with You | S tebou mě baví svět