Sokol Spirit’s 3rd Friday - CZECH FILM SERIES




(English Subtitles) on the 3rd Friday of the Month.  The Czech films start at 7pm in our Czech classroom upstairs and with donation of $5 you get a free pilsner, pop, or water. Our Czech language instructor will be introducing you to all the film background and will be there to answer questions. This is our 10th season!                                                                                                   




February 16, Barefoot or Barefoot on Stalks/ Po strništi bos, 2017, 111 minutes, Subtitles, PG The film follows the young boy Eda Souček and his extended family during World War II. The family has to move to his family's home in the countryside home because Eda's father refuses to Heil in his job. Eda makes new friends and gets used to life in the village. He also meets his uncle who is known as Vlk. Vlk doesn't get along with rest of the family because he tried to strangle his mother. Eda eventually befriends Vlk. Life in the village is influenced by war. A prequel to The Elementary School shown September 5, 2014

March 15, Zátopek, 2021, 131 minutes, Subtitles, PG Athlete Ron Clarke competes at the 1968 Summer Olympics but fails to win any medal. Feeling disappointed that he might have lost his last chance to win an Olympics medal he starts to doubt his career and decides to meet Emil Zátopek (Czech Olympian) whom he adores. The film is about their dialogue during which the audience can learn retrospectively about Zátopek's sports career and his life.  A GREAT Sports film, many shots show athletes in Sokol uniform and stadiums like the Strahov where several Slets have been held.


April 19, Servants/ Sluhové, 2020, 80 minutes, B/W, Subtitles, PG Czechoslovakia, 1980.  The totalitarian Communist regime demands allegiance from all its subjects, including the clergy.  Michal and Juraj are conflicted novitiates whose seminary is under increasing pressure to mold its students into satisfactory citizens.  With the school on the brink of dissolution, and its head priest a target for blackmail, the two must choose between collaborating as informants or becoming targets of the secret police.  Shot in striking, atmospheric black and white, Servants is both a brooding morality tale and a taut Cold War era political thriller that “shivers with anti-authoritarian sentiment beneath its serene monochrome aesthetic”.


May 17, Anthropoid, 2006, 120 minutes, Subtitles, PG In December 1941, German occupation in Europe has neared its height. Two agents from the Czechoslovak exile government, a Slovak soldier, Jozef Gabčík and a Czech, Jan Kubiš are parachuted into their occupied country. Jozef is injured when he crashes through a tree upon landing, but both men set out to find their contact in Czechoslovakia. They are discovered shortly after by pretending resistance fighters who turn out to be traitors; one is shot by Jozef but the other man escapes. Stealing their truck, the agents head for Prague. When they seek out their contact, they are directed to Dr. Eduard, a veterinary who stitches Jozef's foot, and arranges for their meeting with other resistance members in the occupied Czechoslovakia, led by "Uncle" Jan Zelenka-Hajský. The agents are located aside other ones in a concealed basement of the Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral in Prague. They reveal that they are to execute "Operation Anthropoid," the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect of the Jewish Final Solution, and the Reichsprotektor of German–occupied Czechoslovakia.


Sokol Spirit’s Education Committee reserves the right to change movies due to circumstances beyond their control.



follows in the building’s lower level starting at 8pm!





Sponsor: Foreign Language Committee of Sokol Spirit





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