The National Gallery of Art screened director František Vláčil's Valley of the Bees (Údolí včel) to an audience of over 300 people on October 13 at 2 pm, in the East Building Auditorium. Vláčil remains one of the most prominent filmmakers of all time in the Czech Republic. His work suggests parallels to other metaphorically rich work of the last century including films by Tarkovsky, Bergman, and Eisenstein. The film concluded the Masters of Cinema Series at the Gallery, which also featured the work of Miloš Forman and Gustav Machatý. Earlier in the year, the Gallery also highlighted award-winning Czech animator Jan Švankmajer. Margaret Parsons, Head of the Film Department, collaborated with the Embassy of the Czech Republic on bringing this enriching program to the public.