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Film: I, Olga Hepnarová

Date: 12 December 2016 9:25 PM - 11:25 PM, Venue: AFI Silver Theater

The AFI Silver Theater will screen the film  "I, Olga Hepnarová"  (Ja, Olga Hepnarová) as part of the AFI European Union Film Showcase on December 12, at 9:25 pm and Dec. 14 at 9:25 pm.  The film chronicles that last woman sentenced to the death penalty in the former Czechoslovakia. 

In 1973, 22-year-old Olga Hepnarová drove down a Prague sidewalk, killing eight and injuring a dozen more. Hospitalized as a teen following a suicide attempt, she had suffered a troubled family life and intolerance over her homosexual leanings. In a letter she mailed to newspapers prior to committing the mass murder, Hepnarová cataloged a lifetime of mistreatment and described herself as "a wreck, ruined by people…I choose TO PAY BACK MY HATERS." Michalina Olszanska gives a powerful performance as the haunted Hepnarová in this sober, probing examination of a square peg relentlessly hammered by a repressive society. (~AFI Silver Theater)

DIR/SCR/PROD Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb; PROD Vojtech Fric. Czech Republic/Poland/Slovakia/France, 2016, b&w, 105 min. In Czech with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Event Details:

Location: AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

For tickets, please visit: http://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/m-0100001076

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