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Lions of Czech Film: Family Friend

Date: 10 October 2018 8:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theater will screen the dramatic film "Family Friend" (Rodinný přítel) on October 10, at 8 pm. Set in the early 40s during German occupation, three brothers covertly working for the Czech resistance are discovered and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Their wives and children await their return, residing together in one house. A family friend/doctor named Jiří watches over them. Over time, he falls in love with one of the women. The film tells a story of forbidden love that remains unfulfilled, friendship, desire, departures and returns.

It is the first part of director Jan Hřebejk’s Garden Store trilogy (Zahradnictví), also comprised of the films Deserter (Dezertér) and Suitor (Nápadník). The Prague Reporter calls the film “...a first-rate production that ranks right alongside Hřebejk and Jarchovský's finest work.” Enjoy an evening of exceptional filmmaking at the Avalon Theatre. 

Event Details:

Date/Time: October 10, 2018, 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 12th 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.