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Lions of Czech Film: Masaryk

Date: 13 June 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

Just before World War II breaks out, Jan Masaryk serves as Czechoslovak Ambassador in London. He desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation, appealing to his French and British allies. Their betrayal is an ultimate slap in the face. Left without a nation, Jan flees to America, wanting to forget the world in a psychiatric ward. However, a German psychiatrist and a beautiful journalist encourage him to continue the fight to help his nation.

Film: Masaryk
Directed by Julius Ševčík, 2016, 114 minutes, in English

Based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia’s founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the film has been nominated for over 20 awards. It took home 12 of the prestigious Czech Lion Awards in such categories as Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor.

Event Details:

Date/Time: June 13, 2018, at 8 pm

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

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at https://www.theavalon.org/films/masaryk/.

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.