An enthusiastic audience filled DC’s only Czech restaurant Bistro Bohem to get a refreshing Pilsner Urquell on September 18 and watch the classic film Cutting It Short (Postřižiny) by Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel, who, like Miloš Forman, was one of the leaders of the Czech New Wave in the 1960’s. The film is based on the writings of Bohumil Hrabal and his childhood in Nymburk’s brewery in the 1920s. Barbara Karpetová, Head of the Culture Department at the Czech Embassy, introduced the film and Bistro Bohem served up a delicious Czech menu of potato soup (bramboračka), roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut (vepřo-knedlo-zelo), and apple strudel (štrůdl) to complement the evening’s brew. The popular event welcomed coverage by Czech and US media and was even attended by Jan Veselý , the Czech professional basketball player of the Washington Wizards. The Czech Embassy plans on collaborating with Bistro Bohem on continuing to screen Czech classics every month.