Voskovec in America | Screening & Discussion

When: 12.04.2018 - 17:00 - 18:30
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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Main image Jiří Voskovec in the movie Twelve Angry Men (1957)

The American Center, in cooperation with the Institute for Czech-American Relations and American Spring Festival present Libuše Rudinská, the director of movie My Father George Voskovec and author of the book The American Years of George Voskovec.

The documentary film introduces the personal life and artistic career of renouned Czech actor Jiří Voskovec from his arrival to the United States in 1950 until his death in 1981. The film is told from the point of view of his younger daughter Gigi, who after some years found out who her father Jiří-George Voskovec really was. The film focuses on the American dream and the differences between Europe and America. A discussion with film director and author Libuše Rudinská will follow the discussion.

The program is in Czech. No English interpretation.

Film director Libuše Rudinská graduated from FAMU and has produced several documentaries since 2002. From 2003-2004, she was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and studied at San Francisco State University.