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Classic Film: Holiday with Angel

Date: 21 June 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will screen the film "Holiday with Angel" (Dovolená s andělem) on June 21, 2016, at 7 pm, as part of the ongoing film and beer series. A comedic cast of characters are rewarded by their employers with a trip to a beautiful lakeside resort. While there, a grumbling old man is disgruntled by his roommate and a recently separated couple find themselves rooming together. Can all find peace in tranquility?

Bistro Bohem will screen the film Holiday with Angel (Dovolená s andělem) on June 21, 2016, at 7 pm as part of the ongoing film and beer series.

In this Czech comedy, exemplary workers from around the country are rewarded with vouchers for a vacation at a lakeside hotel to relax, enjoy the sun, swim, and be entertained. While there, a grumbling old man, Gustav Angel (Jaroslav Marvan), finds himself rooming with a cello player he thought to avoid. His other roommate is  Mr. Marek - who fixes things in the hotel and even initiates the building of a new place for children with the help of the rest of the group on "vacation." Meanwhile, a married couple that recently separated get stuck in the same hotel and placed in the same room. They eventually find out that their "bosses" wanted them to try to reconcile their differences. Can their marriage be saved? 

Holiday with Angel | Dovolená s andělem
Directed by: Bořivoj Zeman, 1952, 76 min., Czech with English subtitles

Additional information: The film is indicative of the times, a comedy interspersed with socialist propaganda - such as women joining the labor force to alleviate the problem of man power. Additionally, the people are all working together - the collective life. 

About the series:
This marks the fifth year of the film and beer series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series focuses on Czech comedies from the 1930s-70s, with such prominent directors as Martin Frič and Václav Vorlíček. All films will screen in Czech with English subtitles. Each screening includes one free beer as well as an introduction by a representative from the Czech Embassy. All screenings are subject to change.

Event Details:

Date: June 21, 7 pm

Location: Bistro Bohem
600 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: 202/735-5895 or bistrobohem@gmail.com | Admission is free!
Guests must arrive by 6:45 pm to keep their reservation.

Website: www.BistroBohem.com

Upcoming Screenings: Czech Comedies of the 20th Century
July 19: The End of Agent W4C | Konec agenta W4C
August 16: How to Drown Dr. Mráček, the Lawyer | Jak utopit dr. Mráčka
September 20: You are a Widow, Sir | Pane, vy jste vdova!
October 18: The Girl on the Broomstick | Dívka na koštěti
November 15: What Would You Say to Some Spinach? | Což takhle dát si špenát?
December 20: Playing with the Devil | Hrátky s čertem