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GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: Tonka of the Gallows

October 9, 2017
Title: GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: Tonka of the GallowsVenue: National Gallery of Art / WashingtonCategory: FilmDate: 10.28.2017 - 10.28.2017Time: 14.30 hDescription: GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: Tonka of the Gallows On October 28, at 2:30 pm the National Gallery of Art will show the melodrama Tonka of the Gallows (Tonka Šibenice) in the East Building Auditorium. In the film, a prostitute (played by famed actress Ita Rina) finds love in her small town, but returns to the brothel and agrees to accompany a condemned man on his last night. The film uses elements of expressionism such as double-exposures to reveal the heroine's descent. (Dir. Karl Anton, 1930, 81 min., Czech with English subtitles) Admission is free. Reservations are not required.