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National Film Archive at Metrograph

October 25, 2017
Title: National Film Archive at MetrographVenue: Metrograph / New York Category: FilmDate: 11.01.2017 - 11.03.2017Time: 19.00 hDescription: National Film Archive at Metrograph Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017   A celebration of the period of the artistic liberation that existed before the Soviet tanks destroyed the thaw in policies of the "Prague Spring." RSVP at Metrograph For a too-brief time, before the arrial of Soviet tanks in August, 1968 put an end to the thaw of the "Prague Spring" and the groundswell of artistic liberation that had preceded it, Czechoslovakia was home to one of the most exciting filmmaking scenes in the world. At the center of it were Miloš Forman and Ivan Passer, two friends, boarding school classmates, and collaborators who seemed to urge one another towards excellence. Before both went on to escape the Eastern bloc for brilliant careers in the U.S., they together in their native land enacted a reinvigoration of naturalistic filmmaking, injected with sly comedy and delicacy of feeling—a slim body of work that is startlingly alive, and the thrilling work of free artists. New restorations courtesy of the National Film Archive, Prague, Czech Republic Films in the Series: BLACK PETER November 1, 2017 7pm INTIMATE LIGHTING November 3, 2017 7pm   THE FIREMEN'S BALL November 3, 2017 8:30pm