Screening
Case for the New Hangman

Part of Panorama Europe 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Presented by the Czech Center New York

Czechoslovakia. Dir. Pavel Juracek. 1969, 102 mins. DCP. With Lubomir Kostelka, Klara Jernekova, Milena Zahrynowska. In Czech with English subtitles. New York premiere of the restoration. This lost classic of the Czech New Wave is a hallucinogenic swirl of Gulliver’s Travels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Kafkaesque surrealism. The freewheeling anti-narrative follows the misadventures of a modern-day Lemuel Gulliver who, after crashing his car, embarks on foot on a nightmarish odyssey that lands him in a strange land where citizens adhere to nonsensical laws and its rulers block out the sun. The satirical allegory was not lost on Czechoslovakia’s Communist government, which banned the film “forever” and effectively ended director Juracek’s career. Nevertheless, this stands as one of the most audacious and visually inventive works to emerge from the short-lived but remarkably fertile Prague Spring.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

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Other Dates
May 31
7:00 pm