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JAM – JAM CINÉ CLUB ‘Witchhammer’
May 24, 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 the novel Kladivo na čarodějnice by Václav Kaplický, Witchhammer relates the story of the Northern Moravia witch trials of the 1670s, focusing on the priest Kryštof Lautner, played by Romančík, who falls victim to the witchhunt after opposing the trials. The film contains possible allegory about Communism in Czechoslovakia. After its completion, the film was banned in Czechoslovakia. Despite this, it won awards at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 1970 and is considered one of Vávra’s finest films.
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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…