Emperor’s Nightingale at the Cinematheque


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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