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Movie Nights: December 1st & January 26th

Dear Everyone,

We're inviting you to our next movie event on December 1st, at 7:30pm to the Kossuth House.

We're showing: Bet on Revenge (Kincsem).

Just like last time, we'll have soft drinks, popcorn, and snacks for you at the event.

Before the move, we'll discuss the story, and context of the movie.

 

Coming soon: Hyppolit, the Butler, digitally remastered edition of the 1931 movie.

 

Free entry, with suggested donation
Single person $5, families $10
(popcorn and soft drink included)

 

Please RSVP by 11/28 if you'd like to attend.

 

Kincsem: Bet on Revenge (2017)
Hungarian movie with English subtitles,
121 minutes

 

Hungarian aristocrat and supreme horse trainer Sandor Blaskovich is killed by his for-mer friend, Austrian officer Otto von Oettingen, while arresting him for treason. Von Oettingen takes over the Blaskovich castle with his young daughter, Klara, and Sandor’s orphaned son, Erno, is booted to a poor laborer’s cottage.

Erno cannot forgive Oettin-gen for taking his father’s life, land, and honor, and years later he purchases and trains a magnificent horse, Kincsem, which he believes will be his winning ticket to regaining the family home. The horse grows into an unbeatable champion but proves just as wild and unruly as the now very adult Klara von Oettingen, who shows a keen interest in both Kincsem and Erno.

The Hollywood Reporter writes: “(Director Gábor) Herendi uses a true story of sporting glory as the backdrop to a fictionalized romantic romp set at the peak of the Austro-Hungarian Empire…. Herendi stuffs ‘Kincsem’ with pleasingly anach-ronistic details: lurid Lady Gaga-level outfits that resemble steampunk BDSM fetish wear, string quartets that sound like rock bands, even a sly joke about valet parking for horses: ‘I don’t want to see a single scratch on her.’”

Location:
Kossuth House - 2001 Massachussetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20036

Directions:
Public Transport - Dupont Circle Merto station, red line.
Entrance from the 20th street.

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