Rhythm on My Heels
The Center for Czech Education and Culture, in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, presents a special film screening followed by a concert commemorating life and works of the late, great Czech novelist Josef Škvorecký.
The film "Rhythm on My Heels" (2009) will be introduced by its director Andrea Sedláčková. Following the screening, composer Emil Viklický will perform songs featured in the film, accompanied by leading actors Berenika Kohoutová, Marika Šoposká, Margareta Hrůza and Jan Maxián.
The evening will conclude with a reception attended by the director, composer and actors.
The film is 97 min. long and the concert will last approx. 30 min.
The literary works of Josef Škvorecký have been inspiring TV and movie productions for years. Rhythm on My Heels is a feature length movie based on his book "The Tenor Saxophonist's Story".
The film takes place in the former Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, showing the story of a "musical tragedy" complicated by love. The main character, Danny, represents the alter ego of Škvorecký in a dangerous and oppressive time. It is Danny's passion for beautiful girls and jazz music that draws the unwanted attention of the authoritative communist regime. Resistant, Danny and his friends form a jazz band and try to live a normal life in a strange world, where one's destiny is shaped by politics, secret police and undercover agents who might as well be those beautiful girls.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Program starts at 6:30.
Downstairs at Town Hall Seattle (View)
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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