The Avalon Theatre will screen the film Women on the Run (Ženy v běhu), a story of a woman's desire to fulfill her late husband's bucket list by running a marathon with her daughters.
Synopsis: A woman is determined to fulfill the last wish of her husband – running a marathon. The spirited mother of three never even ran a mile in her life, but she believes she can accomplish her goal. Together with her daughters, she will divide the route into four parts to overcome the over 26-mile run as a family relay. The race begins in just three months and their trainer has prepared a rock solid fitness plan to kick them into gear. However, the daughters have different priorities that could jeopardize their chances of completing the race. Their mom tries to steer them through a series of obstacles and comedic complications, but will they persevere and make it to the finish line?
The film stars such popular Czech actors as Jenovéfa Boková, Tereza Kostková, Zlata Adamovská, Ondřej Vetchý and Vladimír Polívka. It is the most successful Czech directorial debut, becoming the highest-grossing Czech film.
Directed by Martin Horský 2019, 93 min., Czech with English subtitles
Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at www.theavalon.org.
This event marks the 14th year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre in presenting the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington DC community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech Republic's highest honor in film.