Free and open to the public!

Director Nae Caranfil (Closer to the Moon) will be joined by film historian Dominique Nasta (author of the recent Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle), screenwriter Štěpán Hulík (Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush), also author of Cinema of Forgetting: On Czechoslovak Cinema During the Post-1968 'Normalization Period,’ and film curator Irena Kovarova in a conversation about the relationship between arts and politics, and the use of film as a propaganda tool then and now.

Part of Special Program: Creative Freedom Through Cinema

Making Waves continues its special program about the relationship between arts and politics, focusing on film as a propaganda tool and inviting the Czech Republic and Slovakia to join in the conversation. Special screenings of landmark films by Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu, Stefan Uher and Jiri Menzel will be accompanied by a panel. Presented in partnership with the Romanian National Film Center, Czech Center New York and the Slovak Film Institute, with the leading support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.