The National Gallery of Art presented a collection of director Miloš Forman’s Czech New Wave films on September 29 at 1pm, with opening remarks from Margaret Parsons, head of the Gallery’s film department. A total of almost 1,000 people were able to savor such renowned films as The Firemen's Ball (Hoří, má panenko), Black Peter (Černý Petr), and Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky). Before coming to the United States, Miloš Forman received international acclaim as one of the leaders of the Czech New Wave, a movement that featured some of the most attractive films produced in Europe at that time. Forman’s first color film, The Firemen’s Ball, was banned by the Communist regime, but earned him international praise. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 41st Academy Awards and was also listed to compete in the 1968 Cannes Film Festival.