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Special Screening: Elementary School

Date: 28 March 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Northern Virginia Community College

Celebrate the 80th birthday of acclaimed actor/director Zdeněk Svěrák through a special screening of newly redigitized classic film "Elementary School" (Obecná škola) at Northern Virginia Community College with Professor Josef Lustig. The screening is held in collaboration with American Sokol Washington DC and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington. 

Date: March 28, 2016, 7 pm

About the Film:
Set in a Prague suburb shortly after World War II, a new teacher arrives at a boy's school and soon becomes an admired figure to his students and the townspeople. The story revolves around young Eda and his relationship with the two authority figures in his life – his father and his teacher Hnízdo. Using strict discipline and stories about his experiences in the war, Hnízdo manages to bring order to a classroom full of obnoxious children who sent their last teacher to the madhouse. The film takes place in the first year after the war in an atmosphere of reborn freedom and new hope. (Directed by Jan Svěrák, 1991, 100 min., Czech with English subtitles)

Location: Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale Campus, building CA #302
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale VA 22003-3796

Admission is FREE! 

For additional information, please contact:
Radka Herndon, ASW