Close to 400 people packed the East Building Auditorium at the National Gallery of Art on September 30 at 4 pm, to enjoy the director’s cut of Miloš Forman’s triumphant film Amadeus on the big screen. Margaret Parsons, head of the Gallery’s film department opened the event, concluding a series of screenings at the Gallery highlighting director Miloš Forman. Cultural Counselor Barbara Karpetová offered her thanks to the Gallery for presenting such enriching programs showcasing Forman’s extraordinary talent. During the film screening, the atmosphere was electric- almost magical. The audience laughed at numerous humorous passages as they rekindled their love for the film all over again – reveling at the opulent sets and costumes, beautiful cinematography, enchanting storytelling, and engaging acting. The film garnered eight Oscars, including best director and best picture at the Academy Awards in 1985.