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Documentary: Magic Voice of a Rebel

  • Embassy of the Czech Republic 3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Documentary: Magic Voice of a Rebel

Date: 03 November 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen veteran filmmaker Olga Sommerova's documentary "Magic Voice of a Rebel" (Magický hlas rebelky) on November 3, at 6 pm. The film paints an intimate portrait of the life of one of the biggest Czech pop stars of the 1960s - Marta Kubišová.

The stellar career of this talented singer and three-time winner of the Golden Nightingale music award ended in 1968 with the occupation of Czechoslovakia. In 1977, Kubišová signed Charter 77 and also became its spokesperson, making her a target of the secret police. After twenty years’ enforced silence, however, she was able to stage a spectacular comeback during the Velvet Revolution. View key episodes from the private, professional and dissident chapters of Marta Kubišová’s life through archival footage and interviews with friends, such as Dana Němcová, Pavel Kohout and Jaroslav Hutka. (Dir. Olga Sommerová, 2014, Czech with English subtitles)

Event Details:

Date: November 3, 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required by by November 2
http://magicvoice.eventbrite.com

Embassy policy: No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Doors close at 6:15 pm.