Night and Hope of Arnošt Lustig, Sept. 4-6, 2014

Eva Lustigová invites you to Night and Hope of Arnošt Lustig taking place in Auburn, California on September 4-6, 2014. This programme is a unique festival focussing to the Czech literature and culture. Speakers: Irene Weiss, Alex Zucker, Desson Thomson. Video key note: Madeleine Albright. Arnošt Lustig’s novels will be on sale.



Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
Meet and greet reception, Van Howd Studios, Auburn
Screening of “The Little White Rabbit” (short film based on adaptation of AL’s short story from “Diamonds of the Night”) with introduction by the General Consul of the Czech Republic

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
GALA dinner , The Ridge, Auburn
Screening of “A Bite To Eat” (short film based on adaptation of AL’s short story from “Diamonds of the Night” and AL’s screenplay) with introduction by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
– a film festival with panel discussion (all for free, with possible contribution for each event)
Screening of three films based on ALs screenplays of short stories and novels:
“Colette”, “Diamonds of the Night”, “A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova”

(each film will be shown three times at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm in three theaters in Auburn, with brief moderated discussions)

Afternoon: The Presence of AL”, with brief Q and A with EL, followed by a panel discussion with experts The Holocaust: Can We Understand?, with audio-visual key note by Madeleine Albright