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Film Screening: The Greatest Czechs (Největší z Čechů) on February 8, at 8 pm

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On February 8, 2012 at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will screen the film The Greatest Czechs (Největší z Čechů) by director Robert Sedláček. The film won the Czech Critic's Award for Best Actress (2010) and will be at the Avalon for one night only!

The Greatest Czechs (Největší z Čechů)
2010, 95 min., in Czech with English subtitles | DIR: Robert Sedláček

Synopsis: A film crew hits the road to make their next movie. These starving artists already have a number of award-winning films under their belt, but they don't have audiences. Their next collaborative effort -- the Director's lifetime dream -- is proving difficult to achieve because the Director failed to win a grant, which means the film won't be made. The frustrated Director and his colleagues await their chance among recordholders of curious disciplines such as crawling with a squash racquet or collecting four-leaf clovers. How will the collision of these two worlds end? What will the Director's next film be about?

Festivals and Awards (selection): Won the Czech Film Critic's Award for Best Actress (2010). Nominated for Czech Lions for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (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.

Upcoming Films:
March 14, 8 pm - Mamas & Papas (Mamas & Papas)
April 11, 8 pm - Long Live the Family (Rodina je základ státu)
May 9, 8 pm - Innocence (Nevinnost)
June 13, 8 pm - Nicky's Family (Nickyho rodina