The Films of Jan Nemec
Czechoslovakia | 1964 | Jan Nemec
Jan Nemec’s impressive (and thoroughly cinematic) debut feature is an hallucinatory WWII film about the thoughts of two young Jewish men who manage to escape from a train bound for a concentration camp. It was co-written by celebrated Czech author Arnošt Lustig. “Masterful.” –Time Out New York. New 35mm print from the Czech National Film Archive, Prague.
64 min. Subtitles. Imported New 35mm Archive Print!
Preceded at 5:30 by Nemec’s 11-min. diploma film A Loaf of Bread (Sousta, 1960), based on a Lustig story. Special admission $10; Cinematheque members $8; age 25 & under $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