The new “place to be” for not only Mezipatra fans will open during the summer in Vršovice, Prague. The Patra community café will offer not only pleasant service, excellent coffee, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and vegetarian refreshments, but also cultural events, screenings, exhibitions, and lectures. The multi-purpose function-room above the café will give you a chance to regularly meet the festival team and numerous other interesting personalities.
We had a trial run during the Korso Krymská event. Draft beer was aplenty, we offered vegan snacks, and there was an all-day program in the whole café. We started with a kids' workshop provided by Tamara Moyzes in the morning, continued with the Facebook project #jsmetrans presentation by Trans*parent organisation, and we screened the best short films of last two Mezipatra editions in the evening.
“Mezipatra is more than the only Czech queer film festival. It is a space for meeting people unafraid to defy labels, those who see the world differently than only through the typical gender categories, and those who simply love good art. We want to offer the atmosphere of freedom and inclusion not only during the festival itself, but every day here in Patra,” says Aleš Rumpel, the manager of Patra and a former director of the festival.
The Patra's interior was designed by architect Lukáš Výtisk. “Each person is forced by others into certain roles, forced to play certain parts. We receive labels and social roles, and everything we do is judged according to them. The new community centre should be a space which leaves these prejudices behind, helps delete them or deal with them,” he explains.
Address: Krymská 17, Praha 10 – Vršovice
Public transport: Krymská tram stop, trams 22 and 4, bus 135