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Film: Innocence (Nevinnost)

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May 9, 2012, 8 pm - The Avalon Theatre will screen Jan Hřebejk's Innocence (Nevinnost). A respected doctor, beloved father and husband, faces charges of a very serious crime that could land him in prison for life.

Innocence (Nevinnost)
2011, 100 min., in Czech with English subtitles | DIR: Jan Hřebejk

Synopsis: The descent from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the barrel can be very quick. Sometimes just one sentence suffices to destroy everything one has built up. A respected doctor, beloved father and husband, faces charges of a very serious crime. Overnight, he exchanged his high-class address for a cell in custodial prison, a place from which proving one's innocence proves to be difficult, especially when the opposition is being aided by a man who may be motivated by personal revenge. They say that the truth always prevails over lies and hatred in the end. However, that does not necessarily guarantee victory. Festivals and Awards (selection): The film is being considered for the Czech Lion Awards (2012).

Location: The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets: Purchase tickets at the box office or online at www.theavalon.org. For more information, call the box office at (202) 966-3464, or to hear general information about films playing at the Avalon, call (202) 966-6000.

About the Lions of Czech Film Series: This marks the sixth year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre to present the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech equivalent of an Academy Award. All of the films have limited distribution in the United States. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.

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