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Film: Mamas & Papas

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March 14, 2012, 8 pm - The Avalon Theatre presents Mamas & Papas by director Alice Nellis. The film explores the lives of four couples who are all dealing with issues of parenthood. The film won the Czech Lion Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2011).

Mamas & Papas (Mamas & Papas)
2010, 110 min., in Czech with English subtitles | DIR: Alice Nellis

The fate of four couples intertwines during a critical moment of their lives -- dealing with questions of planned,unplanned, desired or thwarted parenthood. The film shows a woman thinking of putting her child up for adoption, believing money will solve her problems. Meanwhile, a bereaved doctor proves money isn't everything. A couple that opted for abortion thinks they're protecting their future, while another couple tests their rocky relationship when adopting a child.

The film is screened as part of the Lions of Czech Film Series.

Festivals and Awards (selection): Won the Czech Lion Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2011). Nominated for Czech Lions for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Music, Best Screenplay, and Best Film Editing (2011).

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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