The Films of Jan Nemec
O Slavnosti a Hostech
Czechoslovakia | 1966 | Jan Nemec
“Banned forever” by Czech authorities, this allegorical Czech New Wave classic tells of an outdoor, sit-down dinner party that is rudely interrupted by a gang of mysterious thugs. “The most famous and certainly one of the most important masterpieces of the Czech film renaissance.” –Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art.
71 min. 35mm print from the Czech National Film Archive, Prague. Subtitles.
Special admission $10; Cinematheque members $8; age 25 & under and those who pay to see Mamma Roma at 3:30 $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.
This screening is part of the touring retrospective “Independent of Reality: The Films of Jan Nemec,” premiered by BAMcinématek in New York. The retrospective is produced by Comeback Company, curated by Irena Kovarova, and organized in partnership with the National Film Archive, Prague; Aerofilms; and Jan Nemec - Films. Support for the Cleveland exhibition comes from the Cinematheque’s George Gund III Endowment.
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General Admission: $9
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7