Sumario: 29 March 2011, New York - From 6 to 14 April, the Czech Center will host free screenings of current European cinema.
Disappearing Act, launched as an annual event in 2009, is a film showcase highlighting the vitality of European cinema. This year it presents 19 films that have made a name for themselves among critics and on the festival circuit, yet remain largely unknown to American audiences. Special guests: directors Srđan Koljevic, Filip Remunda, Ioana Uricaru, producer Sabine Schenk, and composer Olga Neuwirth.
This year's industry panel discussion devoted to the issues facing foreign-language films and their access to American screens and audiences, a traditional part of Disappearing Act, will present the Subtitled Cinema Initiative. Chairing the panel will be Carlos A. Gutierrez, co-founding director of Cinema Tropical, joined by Oana Radu, deputy director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York; Delphine Selles-Alvarez, cinema program officer of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; and John C. Woo, executive director of Asian CineVision.
Disappearing Act is curated and coproduced by Irena Kovarova; organized by the Czech Center New York and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Goethe-Institut New York, the Hungarian Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes - The Cultural Center of Spain in New York, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Norwegian Consulate General, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, and the Slovak Film Institute.
For a schedule, see: new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/disappearingact3
An official project of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture)
With support from the EU Delegation to the UN