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Lions of Czech Film: Love is Love

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On August 14, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theater will screen Milan Cieslar's film LOVE IS LOVE (Láska je láska). The film utilizes a stellar ensemble cast to explore the many faces of love: from finding one's true love in youth, to experiencing forbidden love, feeling the crises of middle-aged love, and rediscovering love in old age.

Love is Love (Láska je láska)
August 14, 8 pm
Dir.  Milan Cieslar, 2012, 105 min., Czech with English subtitles

Eighteen-year-old pianist Maruška (Aneta Krejcíková), who lost her sight at 10 and longs to fall in love, lives with her overprotective grandfather (Petr Nárožný). She dreams of finding her ideal man with curly blonde hair and blue eyes, but she ends up falling in love with Marek (Maciej Cymorek), a dark-haired gypsy boy. As she explores her new love, her grandfather runs into his long-lost love Libuska. Meanwhile, Maruska's best friend Honza struggles with his mother who refuses to accept that her son is gay. She blames everyone for her son's "deviation." Enjoy this film exploring the many faces of love.

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.

Upcoming Screenings:
September 11, 8 pm: Václav Havel, Prague-Castle (Václav Havel, Praha-Hrad)
October 9, 8 pm: Václav Havel, Prague-Castle II. (Václav Havel, Praha-Hrad II.)
November 13, 8 pm: Vojta Lavička: Ups and Downs (Vojta Lavička: Nahoru a dolů)
December 11, 8 pm: Alois Nebel (Alois Nebel)

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.