The Embassy of the Czech Republic
October 9, 2019
8 pm
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC

Lions of Czech Film Screening:

The Avalon Theatre will screen the film Talks with T. G. Masaryk (Hovory s
TGM) on October 9, 2019, at 8 pm, as part of the Lions of Czech Film
Series. The film follows two leading men of the 20th century -
Czechoslovak President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and visionary writer Karel
Čapek. Savor an evening at the Avalon watching this drama. (Dir. Jakub
Červenka, 2018, 80 min., Czech with English subtitles)

The film reconstructs a single conversation between the "father of the
nation" and the author. In an interview with Czech Radio, the director
said, "I wanted to approach these two major figures of Czech history not
as they appear in history books - where they are placed on pedestals - but
more as real people. Their meeting takes place in a gorgeous park in
Topolčianky, where Masaryk had a summer residence and where Čapek visited
him. As well as holding a clever, philosophical dialogue, they also
silently looked at the countryside and discussed everyday issues."

Film Trailer:

Event Details:

Date/Time: October 9, 2019, at 8 pm

Venue: Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at


Lions of Czech Film Series
This marks the 13th year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre in
presenting 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 Republic's highest honor in film. The Lions of Czech Film
Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in
the nation's capital.

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