Czech in San Francisco???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous (Czech-Related)' started by margaux, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. margaux

    margaux New Member

    If you are czech in San Francisco come see this interesting film on august 25th and meet other czech friends!


    An Independent Documentary Film about Czech Painter Frank Koci
    directed by Margaux Joffe

    Long before Michael Moore focused on the iniquities of our society, Frank Koci (1904-1979) highlighted the injustices and hypocrisy of America through his art. The Czech-born, self-taught painter lived and worked amid the Beat movement in the North Beach District of San Francisco in the 1960’s. His paintings reflect the alienation and estrangement of urban life in mid-century America. Although he painted over 2,000 paintings during his lifetime, his refusal to sign with a gallery has kept his work from the public eye until now. In her documentary film “Koci,” director Margaux Joffe reveals the kafka-esque story of this beat era painter.

    Event: Film screening of “Koci” (Dir. Margaux Joffe) *** There will be a screening of the film, followed by a short slide show & lecture by Art Collector Audrey Darby.

    Location: San Francisco Public Library, Latino-Hispanic Room A

    Date: Saturday August 25, 2007

    Time: 2 pm
  2. podplukovnik_1

    podplukovnik_1 New Member

    There is a Czech/Slovak group in Ca/ Bay Area that held meetings a few years ago. They could still be meeting on an informal basis:

    California Czech and Slovak Club
    Lillian Furek, President
    PO Box 20542
    Castro Valley, California 94546-8542
    phone: 510-581-9986
    fax: 510-581-0213
    Record last updated: 8/30/00
  3. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    beautiful description, nicely written. Did you write it yourself?

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