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Lions of Czech Film: Chasing 50

Date: 08 June 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

The new film "Chasing 50" (Padesátka) by director Vojtěch Kotek is filled with situational and conversational humor as well as surprising twists and mountain serenity. 

Set in the beautiful snowy Krkonoše Mountains, the film centers around the Three Kings 50 km Cross-Country Ski Race. The story of many characters whose stories intertwine ultimately reveals a secret of one mountain family. The cast of characters includes a one-legged female skier, a snowmobile driver who doesn’t drink on the Three Kings Holiday, an infertile ladies’ man, and a barman who delights in fortune telling. Meanwhile, Pavka is the oldest living member of the traditional cross-country skiing Bulan family. His son Jura worries him. Instead of the skiing race, he is interested in a totally different 50 —seducing mature women. In a world of mountain lodges, an avalanche of events and memories ensues. Delve into this directorial debut filled with original music and comedy.

The large ensemble cast includes:
Jakub Prachař, Ondřej Pavelka, Marek Taclík, Vilma Cibulková, Tereza Voříšková, Oldřich Kaiser, Jiří Schmitzer, Hana Vágnerová, Jaromír Dulava, Kryštof Hádek, Matěj Ruppert, Vojtěch Kotek, and Jiří Mádl

About the Director:
This is the directorial debut of director Vojtěch Kotek. He was born in 1988 in Prague into a theater family; his father plays in the theater of Jara Cimrman. Since he was eight years old, he has worked in dubbing, being foremost known as the Czech voice of Harry Potter. He is an actor and director, known for Snowboarders (2004) and Rafters (2006). Kotek graduated from language school in Prague and the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek.

Event Details:

Date: June 8, 2016, 8 pm

Location: Avalon Theater 
5612 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20015

About the Lions of Czech Film Series:   
This marks the tenth year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre to present the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech equivalent of an Academy Award. All of the films have limited distribution in the United States. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.