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Film and Beer Series: Elementary School

Date: 20 January 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem kicks off a year-long retrospective of acclaimed actor and screenwriter  Zdeněk Svěrák  with the screening of Elementary School (Obecná škola). The film is a cinematographic childhood memory of the renowned writer, filled with humor and wit, and directed by his son Jan Svěrák.

Elementary School

Elementary School

Date: January 20, 2015, 7 pm

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

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

Reservations: bistrobohem@gmail.com.

About the Series:
This marks the fourth year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. The series this year focuses on the work of acclaimed screenwriter and actor Zdeněk Svěrák, who is renowned for the Oscar-winning film Kolya. All of the 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. The screenings take place the third Tuesday of every month.

Upcoming Screenings in 2015:
Jan. 20, 7 pm        Elementary School | Obecná škola         
Feb. 17, 7 pm        Kolya | Kolja     
March 17, 7 pm    Empties | Vratné lahve               
Apr. 21, 7 pm        Secluded, Near Woods | Na samotě u lesa         
May 19, 7 pm        Dark Blue World | Tmavomodrý svět    
June 16, 7pm        Waiter, Scarper | Vrchní, prchni!             
July 21, 7 pm        What’s Up Doc? | Co je vám, doktore?
Aug. 18, 7 pm        My Sweet Little Village | Vesničko má středisková          
Sept. 15, 7 pm       Accumulator 1 | Akumulátor 1 
Oct. 20, 7 pm        Ruffiano and Sweeteeth | Lotrando a Zubejda (TBC)     
Nov. 17, 7 pm       Jára Cimrman Lying, Sleeping | Jára Cimrman ležící, spící                                  
Dec. 15, 7 pm        The Three Veterans | Tři veteráni