March 22, 2014, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM

In this Czech New Wave landmark, two girls both named Marie take on the world they live in but choose not to conform to. In grand Dadaist tradition but with a feminist pulse, the two Maries proceed to tear apart protocol. They dance, drink, and destroy, all against the rules, and create their own world of color and black and white slapstick and fast motion surrealist whimsy; all designed with similar glee by director Vera Chytilová and her cinematographer/husband Jaraslav Kucera. The filmmakers, of course, were banned for years and not allowed back into the country clubs of state-supported filmmaking that they were so against anyway. So like Marie and Marie, they took a decade off.

Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, 33139

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