Czech Film Tour 2018

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Broadway; FREE
Tues 4/17, Wed 4/18, Thurs 4/19
All films are in Czech with English subtitles

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.


Tuesday April 17

dir.  David Mrnka
Opening night film MILADA will screen with director David Mrnka Q&A to follow.
The story of Milada Horáková, democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country. (2017, 124 min.)
 Wednesday April 18
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5:00 pm ICE MOTHER
dir. Bohdan Sláma
After her husband's death, Hana lives on alone in the family villa. Her two sons visit her with their families, but these visits frequently end in quarrels. When Hana meets Brona, a hardy fellow, inured to winter swimming, a new world opens before her. Brona's team-mates absorb her into their team and Hana gradually learns to overcome her fear of icy water. Her relation with Brona grows into love. (2017, 106 min.)
7:00 pm BAREFOOT
dir. Jan Sverák

Story of a small boy is forced to move out of Prague during World War 2 to a small village of Slavonice where he meets the rest of his family. He needs to make new friends and get used to a new life which is immensely different from what this city boy was used to.(2017, 111 min.)

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dir. Marta Nováková
Story of the talented Russian poet, Anna Barkova (1906-1976), who spent twenty-two years of her life in the Gulags. She survived thanks to her poems, thanks to hope and her passionate love for a woman named Valentina. (2017, 107 min.)


Thursday April 19
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7:00 pm FAMILY FRIEND (Rodinný přítel)
dir. Jan Hrebejk
Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation. (2017, 130 min.)
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9:00 pm MASARYK (A Prominent Patient)
dir. Julius Sevcík
A period in the life of diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, who was the son of Czechoslovakia's founder, served as the country's minister of foreign affairs and is believed by many to have been killed by the Communists in 1948. (2016 , 114 min.)