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Lions of Czech Film: Sunday League

(This article expired 22.01.2014.)

On March 13, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theater will screen the film SUNDAY LEAGUE - Pepik Hnatek's Last Stand (Okresní prebor – poslední zápas Pepika Hnátka). The film centers on a local football club, its players and coach Pepik. When the coach suffers another heart attack, he must choose between life or football.

Sunday League - Pepik Hnatek's Last Stand (Okresní přebor - poslední zápas Pepika Hnátka)
DIR: Jan Prušinovský

The film centers on a local football club and coach Pepik Hnátek. The authoritative coach is an indispensable strategist of the district football scene and the soul of the entire club. Football means everything to him, which his wife finds hard to accept. After years of stress and nervous exertion, Pepik's heart begins to give up. So far, he has been successfully hiding this fact from everyone. When he has his seventeenth heart attack, the experienced coach must decide whether to choose life or football.

The feature-length film was based on a popular TV series in the Czech Republic.

About the Lions of Czech Film Series:
This marks the seventh 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.

Festivals and Awards (selection): Screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The Avalon Theater
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets may be purchased 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.

Lions of Czech Film Series - 2013

March 13: District League - Pepik Hnatek's Last Stand Sunday League (Okresní přebor – poslední zápas Pepika Hnátka)
April 10: Gypsy (Cigan)
May 8: Matchmaking Mayor (Nesvatbov)
June 12: Lidice (Lidice)