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Film & Beer: Green Gold

Date: 24 October 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem will present the classic film known as "Green Gold" or "Czech Hops Pickers" (Starci na chmelu), the first Czech film musical, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 7 pm. The film follows the love story of classmates while hop-picking over the summer.

Their bond strengthens when they are expelled from school because of a jealous rival. Enjoy a refreshing draft of Pilsner Urquell and sing Czech hits to this humorous film. (Dir. Ladislav Rychman, 1964, 88 min., Czech with English subtitles)

About the Director:

Ladislav Rychman was a Czech film director, specializing mainly in musical films and television shows. He studied film at the Film and TV Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague but did not finish. During World War II, Rychman was imprisoned in a concentration camp for a year. Afterwards, he became a pioneer of television advertising and music videos. His most successful film Green Gold was the first Czech film musical that won the Central Committee of the CSM award for the best film of 1964 at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Gottwald. Rychman was also an occasional actor, not just in film, but also in theatre (Satire Theatre, Laterna Magika). In the 1990s, Rychman was featured in many TV shows and made four dozen commercials.

Event Details:

Date: October 24, 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

About the series: This marks the sixth year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series focuses on Czech musicals and comedies of the twentieth century. 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.