CZECH FILM SERIES - 1st Friday of Each Month
CZECH FILM SERIES CONTINUES… (English subtitles)
3909 S. Prairie Avenue, Brookfield Upstairs in the Czech Language 2nd Floor Classroom Donation $5/person 7-9:30pm with discussions lead by Pavlina Reichlova, Czech language head teacher. Pop/Water or first pilsner beer free!
October 6 The Seven Ravens/ Sedmero krkavců 2015, 103 minutes, G-Fantasy, adventure. Božena Němcová Czech/Slovak fairy tale about a daughter born into the grief-stricken family of a baker, whose wife, years ago, in a fit of rage, curses their seven sons into ravens.
November 3 You Kiss Like the Devil/ Líbáš jako ďábel, 2012, 108 minutes, PG-Farce A “romp” between switching “mates”, divorce, life and six couples in their 40’s and how life “happens”. Filmed in Morocco, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. Sequel to You Kiss Like God.
December 1 Three Brothers/ Tři Bratři, 2014, 90 minutes, G-Young men as by a miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Months) and face traps, comedic mash-ups, unexpected moments and even love in a story full of humor and songs
February 2 Chasing Fifty/ Padesátka, 2015, 97 minutes, GP13 Set in the beautiful snowy Krkonoše Mountians, the film centers around the Three Kings 50 km Cross-Country Ski Race. The story holds the secret of one mountain family.
March 2 Protector/ Protektor, 2011, Black/White (Film Noir), 102 minutes, R-frontal nudity A fateful love story is set in Prague during the late 1930s and subsequent Nazi occupation. It focuses on radio journalist Emil, who is deeply in love with his glamorous Jewish movie star wife Hana. When the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia is established, Hana's career is cut short and Emil's radio station put under German control.
April 6 Empties/ Vratné lahve, 2007, 100 minutes, PG-Comedy/Drama A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society. Last of the trilogy of The Elementary Teacher and Kolya. Award winners!
May 4 If a Thousand Clarinets/ Kdyby tisíc klarinetů, 1965, Black/White, 136 minutes, PG-Comedy/Fantasy Military base. An awkward soldier. A statue of Bach. And suddenly all guns in the area change into music instruments. Great mystery is immediately found by TV station. And soon the military base becomes a stage for huge TV show.
June 1 The Joke/ Žert, 1968, Black/White, 81 minutes, PG In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the wife of one of his accusers. Based on the book by Milan Kundera who also wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
WATCH FOR SPECIAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MILOS FORMAN IN 2018:
Loves of a Blonde; The Firemen’s Ball; Valmont; Ragtime; Goya’s Ghosts; Amadeus; The Beloved are under consideration… some in Czech with English subtitles, some American made, but filmed in Czecho and some where he is director, and/or writer and/or actor!!! A CELEBRATION. Let us know your favorite @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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