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JAM – Jam Cine Club – The Firemen’s Ball
May 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm UTC+7
Every Wednesday night at JAM is CINÉ CLUB.
Guest host for May is Pilot Pirx, an artist, musician and producer from the Czech Republic.
Our Theme for May is ‘Czech New Wave Part II’.
Wed, 3 May – Closely Watched Trains (1966, Jirí Menzel)
Wed, 10 May –
Wed, 17 May – The Joke (1968, Jaromil Jires)
Wed, 24 May – Witchhammer (1970, Otakar Vávra)
Wed, 31 May – The Firemen’s Ball (1968, Milos Forman)
Screening will start at 8 pm.
A FIREMAN’S BALL
A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s first color film The Firemen’s Ball (Horí, má panenko) is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire. A hilarious saga of good intentions confounded, the story chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right—from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered. Presumed to be a commentary on the floundering Czech leadership, the film was “banned forever” in Czechoslovakia following the Russian invasion and prompted Forman’s move to America.
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JAM CINÉ CLUB aims to bring people with a love of cinema together.
Stay tuned for the monthly themes.
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