The Avalon Theater - Czech Film Screening
April 21, 2011
8 pm
The Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC20015

Dear Friends of Czech Culture:
The Avalon Theater will screen for one night only the film From Subway with Love (Roman pro zeny) on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 8 pm as part of the Lions of Czech Film Series.   

About the Film: From Subway with Love (Roman pro zeny)    
DIR: Filip Renc, 2005, 95 minutes, in Czech with English subtitles
This romantic comedy, based on the successful book of Michal Viewegh, presents the story of two women. Twenty-year-old Laura works as an editor at a woman's magazine. Her widowed mother Jana serves as a translator and interpreter. Both of them are looking for Mr. Right. Jana once lived through an intense relationship with a 'typical' Czech man; therefore, she tries to avoid another experience with a Czech man. She searches for her dream foreigner while warding off the advances of her good-natured neighbor Zemla. Her daughter Laura is disappointed after two failed relationships. Laura falls in love with forty-year-old Oliver. Little does she know that twenty years ago Oliver was the true love of her mother.          

Festivals and Awards (selection): The film won a Czech Lion Box Office Ward (2006), and was nominated for Czech Lions for Best Film Poster and Best Supporting Actress (2006)/ At the Pilsen Film Festival, the film won the Audience Award for Best Film (2005)
The film was produced by TV NOVA (Czech Republic)

UPCOMING SCREENINGS                   
May 11, 8 pm:   Twosome (Dvojka)        
June 8, 8 pm:    Identity Card (Obcansky prukaz)

About the Lions of Czech Film Series:
This marks the fifth year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre to present the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech equivalent of an Academy Award. All of the films have limited distribution in the United States. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the Nation's capital.          

Ticket information:The Avalon Theatre is located at 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC20015. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or online at

Tickets are $11 (Adults); $9 (Students); $8.25 (Seniors, 62+); $8 (Children, 12 and under); $6.75 (Avalon Members); and $5.75 (Seniors who are Avalon Members). For more information, call the box office at: (202) 966–3464, or to hear general information about films playing at the Avalon, call (202) 966–6000.

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