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JAM – JAM CINE CLUB (‘The Joke’ Czech New Wave Part II)
May 17, 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.
Based on Milan Kundera’s novel of the same name, The Joke tells the story of Ludvík Jahn, a man expelled from the Czechoslovakian Communist Party for an idle joke to his girlfriend, and the revenge he later seeks through adultery. The film was produced during the political liberalization of the 1968 Prague Spring and contains many scenes which satirise and criticise the country’s communist leadership. Amos Vogel wrote that the film was “possibly the most shattering indictment of totalitarianism to come out of a Communist country”
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JAM CINÉ CLUB aims to bring people with a love of cinema together.
Stay tuned for the monthly themes.
Feel free to comment, suggest, criticise, propose…