30 Lafayette Avenue
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Q&A with director Tomas Masin

Directed by Tomas Masin
With Krystof Hadek, Karolina Gruszka

(2009) 110min

"Illuminating and gripping tale of fighting to survive communist repression during the 1940s." —The Hollywood Reporter

This electrifying film charts the torrid, destructive romance between 19-year-old Ivan Heinz, a good-looking fop and witty political agitator, and the exquisite and bisexual Jana. Set against the political turbulence of late-1940s Czechoslovakia, the film follows the couple as they plan their dangerous and daring escape from the repressive new Communist regime. Inspired by the memoirs of Egon Bondy, one of the most important figures of the Czechoslovak literary scene. In Czech with English titles. Followed by a free reception for ticket holders.

Official Website: http://bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2742

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