Fest features screenings, concerts, parties

PRAGUE — Prague’s Moffom fest, celebrating music and film, launches tonight at the city’s ornate Lucerna cinema, in an Art Nouveau arcade on Wenceslas Square.

The fifth edition of the growing fest features a New York City focus, opening with the original 1968 “The Producers,” followed by parties, concerts and, later in the week, Brad Abramson, executive producer of VH1’s “Rock Docs” presenting series on James Brown and The Who.

Moffom’s other popular specialty, the cine-concert, in which musicians accompany a screening, will match a perf by Alexander Hacke of Einsturzende Neubauten and Danielle de Picciotto with her medieval-inspired film footage in an event called “The Ship of Fools” Oct. 18. The 1928 French pic “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is accompanied by the British electronica duo In the Nursery the following day.

Four-day fest honors one pic with an audience choice award and is part of a long effort to create the definitive online library of music videos and films.

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