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Great Experimenters in Film: On the Sunny Side

Great Experimenters in Film: On the Sunny Side

October 21, 2017, 12:30 PM

The National Gallery of Art features director Vladislav Vancura's experimental film On the Sunny Side (Na sluneční straně) on October 21, 2017, at 12:30 pm.  The script, composed of leading Czech avant garde writers of the period, includes the Surrealist novelist Vítězslav Nezval and the linguist Roman Jakobson. The story follows two children thrown into boarding school and lacking the supervision of their parents. (Dir. Vladislav Vancura, 1931, 72 min., Czech with English subtitles)
 
Event Details:
 
Date: October 21, 2017, at 12:30 pm
 
Location: National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
 
Admission is free. | No reservations are required.

Photo courtesy of the National Film Archive (NFA) in Prague


Such Is Life

Great Experimenters in Film: Such is Life
 

The National Gallery of Art will screen Such is Life (Takový je život), a portrait of working-class Prague, on October 21, 2017, at 3 pm.  The film follows the tragic story of a laundry woman, overwhelmed by everyday life and her abusive alcoholic husband. This psychological drama utilizes the power of close-ups and montage to draw in viewers. (Dir. Carl Junghans, 1929, 63 min., silent with English intertitles)
 
Event Details:
 
Date: October 21, 2017, at 3 pm
 
Location: National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565
 
Admission is free. | No reservations are required.
 
Photo courtesy of the National Film Archive (NFA) in Prague

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