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Milos Forman NewsOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Director Milos Forman Dies at 86 April 16, 2018 Source: People movies / www.people.com / By Peter Mikelbank / Milos Forman, winner of Best Director Oscars for both One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died, Czech press agency CTK reported. The Czech-born filmmaker, who left his native country in 1968 in the wake of the Prague Spring, …
HavelConvers-web-listing-large Havel Conversations, NewsHAVEL CONVERSATIONS LIVE April 6, 2018 Join our first-ever live interviews for the Havel Conversations series! We will ask interviewees to share their views on topics such as Havel’s influence, human rights around the world, and the responsibilities that go hand in hand with expanding social media and escalating global conflicts.     Gail Merrifield Papp …
Bill Shipsey, VHLF Board member NewsVaclav Havel Place in Ljubljana March 27, 2018 On March 16, 2018, the Havel’s Place was dedicated in Ljubljana Northern City Park, being the first one in a former communist country apart from the Czech Republic. The project was initiated by Bill Shipsey, VHLF Board member, and arranged by Ljubljana city and Amnesty International Slovenia. It is already …
Havel NMB NewsVaclav Havel Joint Master Programme February 18, 2018 Deadline: 28 February 2018 Open to: international students Scholarship: fully funded Read more Description This multidisciplinary two-year programme is linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyze challenges Europe faces today (migration, …
brooklyn-public-library-literary-film-festival-vaclav-havel EventsBrooklyn Public Library Shines Light on Literary Films at Inaugural LitFilm Festival February 18, 2018 Source: Brooklyn Public Library / www.brownstoner.com / By Craig Hubert / Another film festival is coming to Brooklyn. LitFilm, a six-day festival opening February 20 at the Brooklyn Public Library, focuses on both documentaries and fiction films that explore literary subjects. Fifteen films will be shown in total; all are …
Kerry Kennedy EventsKerry Kennedy Coming to Holocaust Museum January 17, 2018 Source: Daily North Shore / www.jwcdaily.com / By DNS Contributor / Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center presents the Midwest debut of Speak Truth to Power, a major touring exhibition based on the book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World by Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy …
Guardian Angel Events“Guardian Angel” to descend at Tehran theater December 18, 2017 Source: Tehran Times / www.tehrantimes.com / By Bahman Vakhshur / TEHRAN – Czech writer Vaclav Havel’s 1968 play “Guardian Angel” will be staged by the Iranian student troupe Mana in Tehran. The troupe is currently rehearsing along with its director Sadeq Vafai who previously staged Havel’s “Audience” and “Leaving” in …
bill clinton NewsHavel Conversations 2016-2017 are all online December 5, 2017 Watch the trailer for Havel Conversations, interviews with ten prominent U. S. politicians, academics, writers, and artists, including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Madeleine Albright. The conversations present firsthand memories of Havel, his colleagues, and the historical events he inspired. Equally important, they constitute a highly interesting …
The Conspirators at Holden Street Theatres EventsSeething with rage, Vaclav lets rip with vicious barbs and hifalutin pomposity November 29, 2017 Source: The Advertiser / www.adelaidenow.com.au / By Peter Burdon / THE numerous and stylistically diverse plays of Czech statesman, playwright and sometime-dissident Vaclav Havel, all deal in their own way with the theme of identity in crisis. In Red Phoenix’s production of The Conspirators – remarkably, this may be only …
Spotkanie na granicy dzialaczy polskiej i czechoslowackiej opozycji EventsOur Vasek. The Power of the Powerless. November 2, 2017 Our Vasek. The Power of the Powerless. (2012, 52 min) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:00 PM Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021 Tickets for $10 at www.nypff.com or for $12 at the door before screening. Q & A with the film’s director Krystyna Krauze after the screening. This film, …
VHLF_ONTYRANY_CLANEK Events, Havel ConversationsON TYRANY – Twenty lessons from the twentieth century by Timothy Snyder October 23, 2017 September 18, 2017 / Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews with support by Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association present ON TYRANY – Twenty lessons from the twentieth century by Timothy Snyder
FullSizeRender NewsBurhan Sönmez received the 2017 Disturbing the Peace Award at the Bohemian National Hall in New York, on September 28, 2017. October 12, 2017 Vaclav Havel Library Foundation “Disturbing the Peace” Award 28th September 2017, Thursday Bohemian National Hall, NY Good evening, It is a great honor to receive the “Disturbing the Peace” award. I would like to thank Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the jury for choosing me to receive this honor. I …
Turkish Novelist Burhan NewsTales of Beauty, Hope, and Laughter: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez October 6, 2017 Source: Words without Borders / www.wordswithoutborders.org / By Canan Magasligil / Award-winning writer Burhan Sönmez has authored three novels, most recently Istanbul Istanbul (trans. Ümit Hussein, OR books, May 2016). His writing has appeared in international media, including the Guardian, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, and La Repubblica. Sönmez received the …
Leszek Bzdyl NewsAn Interview with Leszek Bzdyl Co-founder of Dada von Bzdülöw Theater September 21, 2017 The Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre Company from Gdańsk, Poland will be participating in the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival in honor of Vaclav Havel. Their production, “INTRO” will open on Sunday, October 1, 2017. We chatted to Leszek Bzdyl, co-founder of the company, about the show, creative inspiration and Vaclav …
Jiri Vyoralek,  Vaclav Vasak. Photo by KIVA NewsIn Conversation with the Director and Cast of V+W Letters September 21, 2017 Theatre on the Balustrade presents “V+W Letters” at the Rehearsal for Truth Festival taking place in New York at The Bohemian National Hall from September 27 – October 1, 2017. The text of this performance is drawn from the correspondence of Voskovec and Werich, the legendary founders of the Liberated …