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Czech Comedy Classics: Men about Town

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Date: 19 August 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On August 19, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen MEN ABOUT TOWN (Světáci) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Burning Bush

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Date: 13 August 2014  Venue: Avalon Theatre

On August 13, at 6:45 pm, the Avalon Theatre will feature for one night only world-renowned director Agnieszka Holland’s internationally hailed epic film BURNING BUSH (Hořící keř), which garnered a… more ►

Exhibition: They Never Update the Lists by Michael Borek

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Date: 12 June 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy

On June 12, at 6 pm, photographer Michael Borek presents the solo exhibition THEY NEVER UPDATE THE LISTS at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. The exhibition addresses the themes of alienation and… more ►

Concert: National Gallery of Art Chamber Players

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Date: 28 May 2014  Venue: Location: National Gallery of Art

On May 28, at 12:10 pm, the National Gallery of Art Chamber Players will perform the world premiere of ROCK FOR 22 STRINGS by Czech composer Miloš Orson Štědroň, as well as the compositions of other EU… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Lemonade Joe

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Date: 20 May 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On May 20, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen LEMONADE JOE (Limonádový Joe) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. In this musical comedy satirizing the American Western genre,… more ►

Film: Leaving

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Date: 14 May 2014  Venue: AU, Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall

On May 14, at 7 pm, American University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will screen LEAVING (Odcházení), directed by former Czech President Václav Havel. The film centers on the… more ►

Theatre: Unveiling and Vaněk Unleashed

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Date: 07 May 2014 - 18 May 2014  Venue: Artisphere

From May 7-18, the Alliance for New Music-Theatre presents a double bill program including Václav Havel’s "Unveiling" and the world premiere of "Vaněk Unleashed," inspired by Havel’s character Vaněk, with… more ►

Concert: Phoenix from the Ashes

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Date: 28 April 2014  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

On April 28, 2014, at 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents Phoenix from the Ashes: Terezín in Words and Music featuring Judith Lynn Stillman (pianist and composer, The Julliard School, BM, MM… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: The Emperor's Baker – The Baker's Emperor

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Date: 15 April 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On April 15, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present the double feature THE EMPEROR’S BAKER – THE BAKER’S EMPEROR (Císařův pekař - Pekařův císař) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy… more ►

Celebration: Hrabal's 100th Birth Anniversary!

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Date: 15 May 2014  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

On May 15, at 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Archipelago Books, invites you to a poetic evening of readings and music in celebration of Czech author Bohumil Hrabal’s 100th… more ►

Easter Egg Hunt

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Date: 12 April 2014  Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic

On April 12, from 11 am-1 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents an Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your little ones to celebrate the coming of Easter through Czech and American traditions. more ►

Film: Cosy Dens

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Date: 10 April 2014  Venue: Bistro Bohem

On April 10, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will feature Jan Hřebejk film COSY DENS (Pelišky) with the director himself. As the film opens, it is Christmas 1967, only months before Soviet tanks roll into… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Honeymoon

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Date: 09 April 2014  Venue: The Avalon Theatre

On April 9, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will welcome film director Jan Hřebejk to present his new film HONEYMOON (Líbánky). In the film, an uninvited guest holds secrets that just might make the couple… more ►

V4 Screening: Kawasaki's Rose

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On April 8, at 7 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will feature KAWASAKI'S ROSE with director Jan Hřebejk as part of the V4 film screenings. The film reveals the secret past of a psychiatrist being honored for his work as a dissident. Will… more ►

Exhibition: Old Jewish Town Within Us

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On April 3, at 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel will present the opening of the exhibition OLD JEWISH TOWN WITHIN US by renowned artist Mark Podwal, followed by the lecture "Recreating the… more ►

Masterworks of Czech Animation: Shorts Program II.

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On March 29, at 1:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present a program of Czech animated shorts as part of their two-part series Masterworks of Czech Animation. The gallery will screen eight short animations such as PASSION (1961), THE HAND… more ►

Film: The Man Who Plants Trees

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On March 27, 6:30 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen THE MAN WHO PLANTS TREES (Muž, který sází stormy) by director Michal Gálik as part of the Environmental Film Festival. The documentary reveals an inspirational story of a man… more ►

Children's Costume Party: Říkanky a masky

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On March 22, from 4:30 - 6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents a children's costume party (Říkanky a masky / Riekanky a masky). Children are encouraged to come dressed in the costume or mask of their choice. more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Eva Fools Around

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On March 18, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present EVA FOOLS AROUND (Eva tropí hlouposti) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. In the film, Eva tries to steal the instructions for planting the roses cultivated by her… more ►

Masterworks of Czech Animation: Shorts Program I.

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On March 16, at 4:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present a program of Czech animated shorts as part of their two-part series Masterworks of Czech Animation. The gallery will screen eight short animations such as INSPIRATION (1948), ONE… more ►

Masaryk Birthday Celebration

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On March 8, at 3 pm, the Embassies of the Slovak and Czech Republics invite you to an afternoon of celebrations honoring the 164th anniversary of the birth of Tomáš G. Masaryk. The event will include the lecture “Milan Getting, an American… more ►

Wreath Laying Ceremony at TGM Memorial

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On March 7, at 11:30 am, the American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will lay a wreath at the Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk Memorial commemorating the anniversary of Masaryk's birth. The… more ►

Seminar: Freedom - What is Our Role?

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On March 4, at 12 noon, the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the seminar "FREEDOM – What Is Our Role? Selfless Acts and… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: School is the Foundation of Life

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On February 18, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present SCHOOL IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE (Škola základ života) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. When a student magazine publishes an essay criticizing a teacher and… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Colette

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On February 12, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will screen COLETTE, based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee Arnošt Lustig. The film reveals a tale of the power of love under extreme life circumstances. more ►

Lecture: Why Kafka? Why Now?

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On January 30, at 6 pm, Professor Emerita Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D.s, will present the lecture "Why Kafka? Why Now?" at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. In the lecture and discussion, she will explore the resonances of Kafka's life and work… more ►

Czech Comedy Classics: Anton Špelec, Sharpshooter

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On January 28, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will present the kickoff of the new line-up of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics. The series opens with ANTON ŠPELEC, SHARP-SHOOTER (Anton Špelec, Sharpshooter), a humorous tale about a… more ►

AFI EU Film Showcase: Don Juans

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On December 17 at 7:10 pm and December 22, at 3:40 pm, AFI will present an encore of DON JUANS(Donšajni), the latest film from Czech New Wave great Jiří Menzel. The film is the 2013 Oscar Selection for the Czech Republic. more ►

Menzel Retrospective: My Sweet Little Village

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On December 17, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen the classic film MY SWEET LITTLE VILLAGE (Vesničko má středisková) by Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel. The film tells the story of ordinary people who live a small village and how they quietly… more ►

Film: Three Wishes for Cinderella

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On December 15, at 3 pm, Bistro Bohem, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will feature the film THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (Tři oříšky pro Popelku) by Czech director Václav Vorlíček. more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Alois Nebel

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On December 11, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theater will screen the film ALOIS NEBEL by Tomáš Luňák. Shot in rotoscoped live-action, the film follows train dispatcher Alois Nebel, who works at a railway station on the Czech-Polish border at the end of… more ►

Multimedia Dance Theatre: Anticodes

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On December 6, at 8 pm, Laterna Magika will present ANTICODES, a multimedia dance theatre production inspired by Václav Havel’s collection of experimental poetry of the same name, in the Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre at Georgetown… more ►

Lecture and Film: Burning Bush

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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… more ►

Menzel Retrospective: Seclusion Near a Forest

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On November 19, at 7 pm, Bistro Bohem will screen the classic film SECLUSION NEAR A FOREST (Na samotě u lesa) by Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel. In the film, an ordinary Prague family, the Lavička's, yearns to have a house in the… more ►

Docs in Salute: Shipwrecked from the Patria

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On November 18, at 12 noon, the Library of Congress will feature the documentary THE STORY OF THE SHIPWRECKED FROM THE PATRIA (Pribeh trosecníku Patrie) by director Pavel Štingl. The film focuses on the Nov. 25, 1940, bombing of a ship carrying… more ►

Meet the Director: Helena Třeštíková

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On November 15, at 7 pm, documentary director Helena Třeštíková will present her film LIFE WITH JESTER (Život s Kašparem) at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. The film follows the life of Jakub Špalek, a unique figure in Czech theatre. Špalek… more ►

Film: Private Universe

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On November 14, at 7 pm, West End Cinema will screen the film PRIVATE UNIVERSE (Soukromý vesmír) by Helena Třeštíková. The film captures 37 years in the life of an ordinary Czech family, tracing the life of one man since his birth and picking up… more ►

Lions of Czech Film: Vojta Lavička - Ups and Downs

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On November 13, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theater will screen the documentary Vojta Lavička: UPS AND DOWNS (Vojta Lavička: Nahoru a dolů) by Helena Třeštíková. The documentary follows Romany musician, activist and reporter Vojta Lavička over the… more ►

Docs in Salute: Beyond Words

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On November 13, at 12 noon, documentary director Helena Třeštíková will present her film BEYOND WORDS (Nesdělitelné) in the Pickford Theater of the Library of Congress. The film reveals the unfortunate plight of approximately 11,000 Czech Jews… more ►

Czech Christmas Market

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On November 8, 3-6 pm, and November 9, 1-6 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will open a special Czech Christmas Market. The event will feature beautiful hand blown Czech ornaments from the European Trading Company, special performances of… more ►

Docs in Salute: My Lucky Star

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On November 4, at 12 noon, the Library of Congress will screen MY LUCKY STAR (Má štastná hvezda) by Helena Třeštíková in the Pickford Theater. The film reveals the story of Zdenka Fantlová, a woman who survived the hell of many concentration… more ►

Docs in Salute: Hitler, Stalin, and I

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On October 29, at 12 noon, the Library of Congress will screen HITLER, STALIN, AND I (Hitler, Stalin, a Ja) by Helena Třeštíková in the Pickford Theater. The film delves into the life story of Heda Margoliová-Kovalyová. Just married, she and her… more ►

Exhibition Opening: Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and Screening: Lidice

May 31, 2012, 6:30 pm - the Embassy of the Czech Republic opened an exhibition on Heydrich’s assassination, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the assassination and the Lidice massacre. Special guests included members from the Parliament of… more ►