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Film: ‘Listopad’ + Q&A with Film Producer Jeffrey Brown

Listopad is a film that brings to life the exhilarating days of November 1989 when, in spite of everything and everyone arrayed against them, students, artists and dissidents filled the streets of Praha (Prague) to stand up for their hopes and dreams of freedom. The film tells the story of three teenage boys who were swept up in the Velvet Revolution.

Special guest Jeffrey Brown, the film’s producer, will answer questions about the film following the screening. NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn will discuss the Velvet Revolution and why it is still important today. Light refreshment provided.

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About the Producer:

jeffreybrownJeffrey Brown has produced several award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa and the USA. He is Co-Producer of No No: A Dockumentary on outspoken 1970s baseball player Dock Ellis, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was released theatrically in 40 cities and is currently available on Netflix, Showtime and ESPN.

His narrative features include Mamas & Papas, which won Best Film and Best Script at the 2010 Hamptons IFF; Shut Up and Shoot Me, a Czech-British co-production, which won Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 AFI Dallas IFF; and Academy Award-winning Czech director Jan Sverak’s Kooky, Special Jury Prize Winner at the 2010 Karlovy Vary IFF.

His African films include Punk in Africa (New York FF, Rotterdam IFF) and Pirating Pirates (NY African FF), which focuses on Somali pirates and was nominated for the prestigious Pavel Koutecky Award for global vision in documentary filmmaking.

Jeffrey is currently finishing the feature doc Vinyl Generation on Czech alternative culture and is in post-production on the feature doc Moving Mountains: Land Art in the New West, set for PBS broadcast in 2016. Overall, he has produced 20 films, screened at over 100 festivals and released in over 50 countries.







November 17, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


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