Emperor’s Nightingale at the Cinematheque

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The Cinematheque features the work of Czachoslovakian directors, puppeteers and filmmakers Jiří Trnka and Miloš Makovec with tonight’s showing of The Emperor’s Nightingale (1954, 35mm, Sub) at 5 pm.

They say:

Saturday, May 19, at 5:00 pm film classics in 35mm! imported archival print! The eMperor’s niGhTinGale CíSAřŮV SLAVík Czechoslovakia, 1948, Jiří Trnka, Miloš Makovec A Chinese emperor prefers his mechanical nightingale to a real one in this colorful and imaginative stop-motion adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. no dialogue. 72 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 12-min. The Two Frosts (Dva mrazíci, 1954, subtitles, DCP) featuring the voices of Czech comedians Vlasta Burian and Jan Werich. Special admission $12; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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