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Lions of Czech Film: How to Shake Off a Bride

Date: 14 June 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre will screen "How to Shake Off a Bride" (Jak se zbavit nevěsty) as part of the ongoing Lions of Czech Film Series on June 14, at 8 pm. The film follows a pastry chef hoping to reunite with her ex-husband. Just when she thinks they are getting back together, she learns he is in love with another woman. To top it all off, they want her to make their wedding cake. Enjoy this light-hearted summer film that is sure to have plenty of comedic situations. 

Eva (Lenka Vlasáková) owns a pastry shop, raises her son, and takes care of her quirky, formidable mother (Jana Švandová). She gets on beautifully with her ex-husband Honza (David Matásek), and there could even be the potential for them to reunite. They almost kiss and then share a candlelit dinner where Honza expresses his love… for another woman–a beautiful, likeable and sophisticated pianist named Linda. To top it all off, they want Eva to make the wedding cake for their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Eva’s mother sees a window of opportunity to deal with one inconvenient bride. (Director: Tomáš Svoboda, 2016, 89 min., Czech w/English subtitles)

Date: June 14, 8 pm

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

This marks the 11th 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. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.

Tickets are available at the door or online at http://www.theavalon.org/films/shake-off-bride/
Location: Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC