Three Czech New Wave Classics

6/9/12 to 6/29/12

A rare opportunity to see three Czech New Wave classics in 35mm: Vera Chytilová's surrealist comedy Daisies (1966) and inventive masterwork Fruit of Paradise (1970), and Jaromil Jires's cult classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1969).

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  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    • Friday, June 29 9 pm

    Jaromil Jires (Czechoslovakia, 1969). A 1970s cult classic about a girl's initiation into the world of desire. "The film's logic is that of the subconscious, its images those of Gothic fairy tale and the psychiatrist's couch, and its overall effect stunning" (Time Out). (75 mins)

  • Fruit of Paradise

    • Friday, June 15 7 pm

    Vera Chytilová (Czechoslovakia, 1970). Adam and Eve seduced by Satan in an East European health spa. "One of the most inventive, visually alive films in recent years" (Roger Ebert, 1970). (95 mins)

  • Daisies

    • Saturday, June 9 8:30 pm

    Vera Chytilová (Czechoslovakia, 1966). A brightly colored surrealist comedy starring a couple of chicks in search of kicks. Chytilová's most acclaimed film, spawned by the Prague Spring. (74 mins)