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Great Experimenters in Film: Tonka of the Gallows

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:30:00 EDT The National Gallery of Art will screen the melodrama Tonka of the Gallows (Tonka Šibenice) on October 28, 2017, at 2:30 pm. 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. Her career in ruins, will love be strong enough to save her? The film uses elements of expressionism such as exceptional double-exposures to reveal the heroine's descent. (Dir. Karl Anton, 1930, 81 min., Czech with English subtitles) Photo courtesy of the National Film Archive (NFA) in Prague