A touring retrospective of the Czech New Wave enfant terrible stops at BAM
BAMcinématek is proud to present the first full-career US retrospective of Czechoslovak New Wave enfant terrible Jan Nemec. Though Nemec was an instrumental player in the Czechoslovak New Wave alongside Milos Forman, Jiri Menzel, Vera Chytilova, and others, he is relatively unknown stateside. This long-overdue survey of Nemec’s nearly 50 year career of uncompromising work features 12 films and a week-long run of Diamonds of the Night (1964) in a new 35mm print. The retrospective premieres at BAMcinématek before embarking on a tour through North America.
Curated by Irena Kovarova and produced by Comeback Company in partnership with the National Film Archive, Prague, and Aerofilms.