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An invitation to a Lithuanian film night: “Cinema Under the Stars” screens “Walnut Bread”

This year, cinema theatre “Pasaka,” which for a decade has been organizing the outdoor films, together with the lithuanian film center presents a special initiative – screening of a Lithuanian classic film to unite world Lithuanians. 

On August 5, the “Lithuanian Film Night” will screen one of the most beautiful Lithuanian films, the restored version of Walnut Bread by Arūnas Žebriūnas (1978) in Lithuania and abroad. The Cathedral Square in Vilnius was chosen for the event, but this classic movie will be simultaneously played in Kaunas, Panevėžys, Alytus, Druskininkai, Nida, and many other places.

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“Last year, we organized a free screening of Raimundas Banionis’ Children from the Hotel America in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, and we saw that people have been longing for Lithuanian classic movies. We started discussing how to bring this experience to an even larger group of people. This is how the idea of bringing everybody together to watch a Lithuanian movie was born,” Andrė Balžekienė, director of cinema theatre “Pasaka,” says.

Various communities immediately expressed their interest in the initiative. The “Lithuanian Film Night” screenings will take place not only in major cities, such as Vilnius, Kaunas, Panevėžys, or Alytus, but also in Druskininkai, Palanga, Jurbarkas, Raseiniai, Anykščiai, Pasvalys, Kupiškis, Neringa, Žiežmariai, Baisogala, Nida, Gelgaudiškis, Žemaičių Kalvarija, and Salos. More than 20 cities and towns have already agreed to host the “Lithuanian Film Night.” The organizers are inviting everyone in Lithuania or abroad to join the initiative.

The “Lithuanian Film Night” is organized in cooperation with the Lithuanian Film Center, which has for many years been engaged in heritage restoration and its dissemination to the public.

“Big cities in Europe like London or Paris have been showing their film classics outdoors for a very long time. It is great that classic movies are being watched again in Lithuania and that we can present the most important and the highest quality films,” says Dovilė Butnoriūtė, head of the Film Distribution, Information and Heritage Department of the Lithuanian Film Center. “The older generation of viewers has a very strong emotional connection with the canonic Lithuanian films. However, it is equally important to introduce the younger generation to them. At the “Lithuanian Film Night,” you will see a movie that excites everyone. I warmly invite everyone to watch it with the entire family.”

“Walnut Bread,” based on the novel by Saulius Šaltenis, tells the story of two families and depicts the love story between Liuka and Andrius. The film made in 1978, is an exceptional film and full of irony. The love story of the main characters, Liuka and Andrius, played by Elvyra Piškinaitė and Algirdas Latėnas went beyond the filming. The actors recently celebrated their 40th marriage anniversary.

All “Lithuanian Film Night” screenings are free. The movie will also be available online on August 5. “Walnut Bread” will be available free of charge worldwide on the “ŽMONĖS Cinema” website. The tenth season of “Cinema Under the Stars” will run from August 6 to September 6, in the courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

How to join “Lithuanian film night”

If you want to be part of our event, all you need is home cinema projector and a white wall or just a regular TV screen. No limits – no matter if the movie is watched by 3 or 300 people, you are all welcome!

Joining the event is certainly not difficult – you can watch a movie with friends and relatives with your usual equipment (PC, mobile device or TV connected to your PC), but if you would like to have a more engaging session, you should consider:

The location of the event

The event is suitable for any open or closed space, which can accommodate as many spectators as they will be able to watch the movie in sufficient quality. If you are in the process of screening a movie and would like more people to come see it, please let us know (giedrius@zmonescinema.lt) and we will post it on our own channels.

Internet connection

A data rate of at least 15-20 Mbps is desirable. The film will be available for free on ŽMONĖS Cinema. We advise you to check the quality of your internet connection in advance, a few days before the event – contact us (giedrius@zmonescinema.lt) and we will help you.

Computer or mobile device

Preferably, your computer should have Google Chrome (but also Safari, Firefox or whatever) that will be used to display the movie from www.zmonescinema.com

Film and audio equipment

It can be either professional (projector, screen, speakers) or amateur (white wall projection, TV or computer screen) equipment. Technical solutions depend on your ability and imagination – contact us for help and advice.

Kaip prisijungti prie „Lietuviško kino nakties“

Norint dalyvauti tikrai nebūtina turėti profesionalią kino rodymo įrangą, pilnai pakanka ir paprasto namų kino projektoriaus ir baltos sienos arba tiesiog įprastinio televizoriaus ekrano. Ribų nėra – nesvarbu ar filmą žiūrės 3 ar 300 žiūrovų, visi esate laukiami!​

Prisijungti prie renginio dalyvių tikrai nėra sudėtinga – filmą su draugais ir artimaisiais galite žiūrėti su savo jau turima įprastine įranga (kompiuteriu, mobiliu įrenginiu ar televizoriumi, sujungtu su kompiuteriu), tačiau jeigu norėtumėte surengti seansą, į kurį ateitų daugiau žiūrovų, reiktų pagalvoti apie:​

Renginio vietą

Renginiui tinka bet kuri atvira ar uždara erdvė, talpinanti tiek žiūrovų, kiek galės žiūrėti filmą pakankamai kokybiškai. Jeigu rengiate filmo peržiūrą ir pageidaujate, kad į ją ateitų daugiau žmonių, informuokite mus (giedrius@zmonescinema.lt), paskelbsime šią informaciją savo turimais kanalais.

Interneto ryšį

Pageidautinas bent 15-20 Mbps duomenų perdavimo greitis. Filmas bus nemokamai prieinamas platformoje „ŽMONĖS Cinema“. Internetinio ryšio kokybę patariame būtinai pasitikrinti iš anksto, likus keletui dienų iki renginio – kreipkitės į mus (giedrius@zmonescinema.lt) , padėsime tai padaryti.

Kompiuterį ar mobilų įrenginį

Pageidautina, kad kompiuteris turėtų internetinę naršyklę Google Chrome (tačiau tinka ir Safari, Firefox ar kitos), kuri bus naudojama filmo rodymui iš tinklapio www.zmonescinema.lt

Karvę

Taip karvę, nes filme ji nugaišta 🙂 Smagu, kad susipažinote su visa informacija, lauksime jūsų žinutės ir susitiksime rugpjūčio 05 d. kažkur po žvaigždėmis!

Kino rodymo ir garso įrangą

Tai gali būti tiek profesionali (projektorius, ekranas, garso kolonėlės), tiek ir mėgėjiška (projektavimas ant baltos sienos, žiūrėjimas televizoriaus ar kompiuterio ekrane) įranga. Techniniai sprendimai priklauso nuo jūsų galimybių ir vaizduotės – kreipkitės į mūs, pagelbėsime ir patarsime.