Sokol Spirit’s 1st Friday of the Month Continuing CZECH FILM SERIES (English subtitles)

CZECH FILM SERIES - 1st Friday of Each Month



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!                                              


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. The Krkonoše or Karkonosze (Polish) and in English: Giant Mountains, are a mountain range located in the north of the Czech Republic and the south-west of Poland, part of the Sudetes mountain system (part of the Bohemian Massif). The Czech-Polish border, which divides the historic regions of Bohemia and Silesia, runs along the main ridge.


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! …shown at 1st Friday Czech Films September 5, 2014 and September 6, 2013.


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.


Starting this Fall, 2018 the 1st Friday Czech Movie Series will change to the 3rd Friday of the month and coordinate with Sokol Spirit's "World Beer Club" which is hosted in the lower level of the building.  

During the 2018-19 film series, we recognize the 50th anniversary of "the Prague Spring" (1968) a brief period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II; the Warsaw Pact invasion; and the phenomenon of the "Czech New Wave" or "Golden Era of Film". The Czechoslovak New Wave was a movement in cinema beginning in 1963 and lasting until the end of the Prague Spring reforms of 1968. We will feature key films from the period by the most prominent film makers of the era. Please see our website for more details:



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