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Film: The Spring of Life

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

Film: The Spring of Life

March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM

Bistro Bohem will screen the drama The Spring of Life (Pramen života) on March 20, 2018, at 7 pm. The film, based on the Lebensborn project, follows a young Slavic girl named Gretka who passes a race examination and is groomed for breeding with a Nazi SS officer at a remote sanitarium. Variety critic Eddie Cockrell calls the film “a dignified, absorbing melodrama that, to its immense credit, dodges the lurid at every turn.” The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the AFI Fest and a Czech Lion for best screenplay in 2000. (Director: Milan Cieslar, 2000, 110 min., in Czech, Polish and German with English subtitles)

About the series: This marks the seventh year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series presents films representing the last 100 years. 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.

Event Details:

Time/Date: March 20, 2018, at 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.


Upcoming Screenings:

May 15, 7 pm: Želary
directed by Ondřej Trojan, 2003

July 17, 7 pm: Elementary School (Obečna škola)
directed by Jan Sveřak, 1991

September 18, 7 pm: Cosy Dens (Pelíšky)
directed by Jan Hřebejk, 1999

November 20, 2017: Those Wonderful Years that Sucked
(Báječná léta pod psa), directed by Petr Nikolaev, 1997

Earlier Event: March 20
Premio Strega 2017