Extase (Ecstasy). 1933. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Gustav Machatý. Courtesy of NFA

Extase (Ecstasy). 1932. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Gustav Machatý. Screenplay by Machatý, František Horký. With Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz. In Czech; English subtitles. 83 min.

This is probably the most widely seen Czech film of all time, thanks to the presence of a young and uninhibited Hedy Lamarr as a sexually neglected newlywed who finds fleeting happiness with a handsome construction engineer (Aribert Mog). No longer “scandalous,” Ectasy can now be seen as a film of exquisite compositions, precise montage and resonant visual metaphors. 35mm.

    1. Thursday, April 20, 2017,
      7:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    2. Friday, April 14, 2017,
      7:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2