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15 Aug 2019 19:00 - 21:00

Animated Summer on the Roof: LITTLE FROM THE FISH SHOP

One of the first Czech feature films using puppet animation. Deep underneath the sea surface, accompanied by a fish orchestra, the voice of the ocean is telling a story of a fish king and his daughter Little who are forced to move from the sea and open a fish shop. After they set up their business, the king's youngest daughter falls in love with a human.

7PM: Rooftop opens 
  Cash bar provided by Bohemian Spirit Restaurant

8PM: Movie starts upon sunset

Please note: In the event of rain, the screening will take place in the Cinema at the Bohemian National Hall.
Screening will start at 8PM.

Buy tickets HERE ($10)

Director: Jan Balej, 2015, 71 min, Czech Republic
Czech dabbing with English subtitles 

Little from the Fish Shop is one of the first Czech feature films utilizing digital and stop-motion puppet animation and even though the title is quite fairytale-like, the film itself is oriented to older audience. This touching free adaptation of H. C. Andersen’s The Little Mermaid moves the fantasy from the depths of the ocean to a not-so-fantastic port town. The youngest of the Royal family, Little, falls in love with a fishy owner of an even fishier love-shack, and how far this romance will go is not written in the stars, but rather in seaweed and the gray of the bleak docks. The story of unrequited love and man’s twisted values is accompanied by unique animation, expressive puppet design and imaginative, shifting soundtrack, and thus belongs among film acts with just little competition.

Join us for other films in the series, too!
Click here for Laika
Click here for Alois Nebel

In collaboration with Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


15 Aug 2019 19:00 - 21:00


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