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Film and Beer Series: The World Belongs to Us

  • Bistro Bohem 600 Florida Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Bistro Bohem, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will present the film "The World Belongs to Us" (Svět patří nám) by director Martin Frič on January 24, at 7 pm.

The comic duo played by Czech comedians Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich takes viewers inside the struggle between a conman named Dexler and a group of factory workers led by Dexler’s former colleague Forman, a newscaster named Marketa, and the factory’s director. The duo eventually joins the workers to defeat a fascist plot to overthrow the government through comedic scenarios reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin and The Three Stooges. The film was extremely successful up until its release, but the negative was destroyed during the Nazi occupation. Enjoy this rare feature as part of the Film and Beer Series. (Director: Martin Frič, 1937, 90 min., Czech w/English subtitles)

This classic comedy of the 1930s was made with the intent to reinforce the unity of the people in light of the advancing fascism. When fascism temporarily took over the field, the film vanished. After WWII, one incomplete copy of the film was discovered from which the film was recompiled in its present form.

Event Details:
Date: January 24, 2017, 7 pm

Location: Bistro Bohem
600 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required:
202/735-5895 or | Admission is free!
Guests must arrive by 6:45 pm to keep their reservation.

About the series:
This marks the sixth year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series focuses on Czech musicals and comedies of the twentieth century. All films will screen in Czech with English subtitles. Each screening includes one free beer as well as an introduction by a representative from the Czech Embassy. All screenings are subject to change.

February 21, 7 pm: Men about Town | Světáci
Director: Zdeněk Podskalský, 1969, 99 min., Czech w/English subtitles

March 21, 7 pm: Heave Ho | Hej rup!
Director: Martin Frič, 1934, 103 min., Czech w/English subtitles

April 18, 7 pm: Big Beat | Šakalí léta
Director: Jan Hřebejk, 1993, 110 min., Czech w/English subtitles

May 16, 7 pm: Lemonade Joe | Limonádový Joe
Director: Oldřich Lipský, 1964, 95 min., Czech w/English subtitles

June 20, 7 pm: A Night at Karlstejn | Noc na Karlštejně
Director: Zdeněk Podskalský, 1974, 85 min., Czech w/English subtitles

Earlier Event: January 24
Concert @ the German Embassy, Tues. 1/24
Later Event: January 24
Flamenco & Jazz - Antonio Lizana Trío