Tues 5/3, Wed 5/4, Thurs 5/5
All films are in Czech with English subtitles
Opening night film HOME CARE will screen with director Q&A to follow. Don’t miss this three-day program of the newest and best in Czech Cinema. For more information on each film, view Full Summary below. Showtimes are listed below.
7:00 PM HOME CARE (Domácí péče)
The Way Out tells the story of a young Romani couple who tries to live a decent life for their child, but their efforts run up against the “Romani social trap” of racism and prejudice. Will they overcome the existential problems that start to tear apart their relationship? (2014, 102 min.)
Undersea fantasy chronicler Jules Verne provides the subject material for what is not only Zeman’s most popular film, but the most successful Czech film of all time. The film screened simultaneously in 96 theaters in New York City upon release and received the Grand Prix at Expo ‘58. Visually jaw-dropping, poetic and bubbling with imagination, this film restoration is an incredible experience! (1961, 81 min.)
The Little Man, a kind-hearted bloke, likes to help everyone. Yet, he has been restless ever since he had a puzzling dream. This unconventional fairy tale continues a long tradition of superb Czech live-action puppet features. Its surreal storytelling will endear children and adults alike! (2015, 83 min.)9:00 pm SCHMITKE (Schmitke)
There is something lurking behind the bushes in engineer Julius Schmitke’s life—an allure to the forest. When he is sent to repair an old windmill of his own design that mysteriously keeps breaking down, things start to get very strange. (2014, 94 min.)