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Lions of Czech Film: Dukla 61

Date: 12 June 2019 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

In this gripping drama based on true events, college student Petr brings home his pregnant girlfriend Jana, deciding to abandon his studies and become a miner like his father.

Dukla 61
Directed by David Ondříček, 2018, 150 minutes, Czech with English subtitles
Cast: Robert Mikluš, Peter Nádasdi, Martha Issová, Marek Taclík

The film examines one of the country’s greatest mining tragedies. Failure to comply with safety protocol, the pressure to produce results, and an avalanche of critical errors caused a fire in a Dukla mineshaft in Haviřov on July 7, 1961, killing 108 miners.

Event Details:

Date/Time: June 12, 2019, at 8 pm

Venue: Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at

Lions of Czech Film Series
This marks the 13th year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre in presenting 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 Republic's highest honor in film. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.