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Lecture and Film: Burning Bush

On December 1, at 2 pm, director Agnieszka Holland will discuss her latest film projects at the National Gallery of Art in the East Building Auditorium. The screening of Holland's three-part miniseries BURNING BUSH will be shown following the lecture.

BURNING BUSH (Washington premiere)
Lecture (2 pm) | Screening (3:30 pm)
Agnieszka Holland's new three-part miniseries for HBO Europe is shown in its entirety after the director's lecture on her cinematic adaptations of historic central European events. Following Czech student Jan Palach's dramatic self-immolation in 1969 as a political protest against theSoviet invasion, the regime attempted to downplay Palach's sacrifice and conceal its own totalitarian brutality. Holland's direction of Stepan Hulik's script further establishes her abilities as a master storyteller and visual translator of history, resolved to show the repercussions of political aggression through the lives of ordinary people who decide to resist. (Agnieszka Holland, 2013, DCP, 240 minutes with intermission)