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Free screening of 'Audition', directed by Miloš Forman

Posted October 2, 2012 - 12:57pm

The Wilma Theater will screen Audition, directed by Miloš Forman as part of A Tribute to Miloš Forman, a 15- city retrospective of the acclaimed director’s work in celebration of his 80th birthday

Presented in cooperation with Peter Rafaeli, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic

When: Monday, October 8, 2012
The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The film explores the life of amateur musicians and candidly examines talent competitions. Konkurs is in fact two shorts welded together: If There Were No Music (Kdyby ty muziky nebyly) and Audition (Konkurs). Forman and his friends, cinematographer Michal Ondřiček and co-writer/assistant director Ivan Passer, began shooting a 16mm documentary about Semafor Theater. They showed their footage to the Šebor-Bor production team, who would oversee all Forman’s Czech films. After seeing the footage, the production team asked Forman to expand the film into a 15-minute short. When Forman returned with 45 minutes, the only way it could be distributed was with the addition of another short to make a feature-length program, hence If There Were No Music. The film is 77 minutes, in Czech with English subtitles.

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