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Film & Beer Series: Elementary School

Date: 17 July 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Bistro Bohem

"Elementary School"(Obecná škola) is a cinematographic childhood memory of renowned writer Zdeněk Svěrák, filled with humor and wit, and directed by his son Jan Svěrák. In the film, a young boy looks up to his new teacher, only to realize that he is not quite who he says he is.

About the Film:
Set in a Prague suburb shortly after World War II, a new teacher arrives at a boy's school and soon becomes an admired figure to his students and the townspeople. The story revolves around young Eda and his relationship with the two authority figures in his life – his father and his teacher Hnízdo. Using strict discipline and stories about his experiences in the war, Hnízdo manages to bring order to a classroom full of obnoxious children who sent their last teacher to the madhouse. The film takes place in the first year after the war in an atmosphere of reborn freedom and new hope. (Directed by Jan Svěrák, 1991, 100 min., Czech with English subtitles)

Event Details:
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:

September 18, 7 pm: Cosy Dens (Pelíšky), directed by Jan Hřebejk, 1999

November 20, 2017: Wonderful Years that Sucked (Báječná léta pod psa), directed by Petr Nikolaev, 1997

About the series: This marks the seventh year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series presents films representing the last 100 years. 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.