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UPCOMING FILMS at the National Gallery of Art

October 18, 2017
Title: UPCOMING FILMS at the National Gallery of ArtVenue: National Gallery of Art / WashingtonCategory: FilmDate: 10.21.2017 - 10.28.2017Time: 18.00 h - 20.00 hDescription:   UPCOMING FILMS at the National Gallery of Art October 21-28, 2017 www.mutualinspirations.org Check out the upcoming films at the National Gallery of Art as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017!   All films below are shown in the East Building Auditorium of the National Gallery of Art. Programs are free of charge but seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show. Programs are subject to change. For more information about upcoming films at the National Gallery of Art, please visit https://www.nga.gov/calendar/film-programs.html.   Location: National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium 4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565 Admission is free. | No reservations are required. — UPCOMING FILMS — GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: On the Sunny Side On October 21, at 1:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will feature director Vladislav Vančura's experimental film On the Sunny Side(Na sluneční straně), about two children thrown into boarding school and lacking the supervision of their parents, in the East Building Auditorium. The script was composed by leading Czech avant-garde writers of the period. (Dir. Vladislav Vančura, 1931, 72 min., Czech with English subtitles) Admission is free. Reservations are not required.    GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: Such is Life On October 21, at 2:45 pm (approximate time, screening after On the Sunny Side), the National Gallery of Art will screen director Carl Junghans' Such is Life (Takový je život), a portrait of working-class Prague, in the East Building Auditorium. The psychological drama follows the tragic story of a woman overwhelmed by everyday life and her abusive alcoholic husband, utilizing the power of close-ups and montage to tell the story. (Dir. Carl Junghans, 1929, 63 min., silent with English intertitles) Admission is free. Reservations are not required.   GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: Ecstacy On October 22, at 4:00 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present director Gustav Machatý's Ecstacy (Exstase), one of the most widely viewed films of all time, in the East Building Auditorium. In the film, Eva (Hedy Lamarr) abandons her marriage to find happiness in the arms of a handsome engineer. The film was highly  controversial for its time for being the first to show nudity. (Dir. Gustav Machatý, 1932, 83 min., Czech with English subtitles) Admission is free. Reservations are not required.    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.   GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: Black Peter On October 28, at 4:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will highlight director Miloš Forman's feature debut Black Petr (ČernýPetr), introduced by Czech National Film Archive Director Michal Bregant in the East Building Auditorium. The film centers on a shy young store clerk who, assigned to apprehend shoplifters, lacks the nerve to confront anyone. The film was selected as the best picture of 1963 by Czech film critics. (Dir. Miloš Forman, 1963, 85 min., Czech with English subtitles) Admission is free. Reservations are not required.   GREAT EXPERIMENTERS IN FILM: From Saturday to Sunday On October 29, at 4:30 pm, the National Gallery of Art will present director Gustav Machatý's early "talkie" From Saturdayto Sunday (Ze soboty na neděli), introduced by Czech National Film Archive Director Michal Bregant, in the East Building Auditorium. The screening is organized in cooperation with the Embassies of Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. In the film, two secretaries go out for an evening on the town. One eludes the advances of a salacious man, stumbling into a bar where she encounters a man who just might capture her heart. This film was a masterpiece of the sound era. (Dir. Gustav Machatý, 1931, 85 min., Czech with English subtitles) Admission is free. Reservations are not required.