After great first five stops of the Czech That Film festival in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Denver and in Texas, this showcase of best current Czech films is heading to Utah.
In Denver, in cooperation with the Denver Film Society, the festival took place at the SIE Film Center at 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206. From April 18 till April 21, the fans of Czech Cinema enjoyed Golden Sting, personally introduced by the director Radim Špaček, the Deserter and the Suitor, both directed by Jan Hrebejk, as well as Dukla 61 directed by David Ondríček and Winter Flies, winner of 8 Czech Lions.
In Salt Lake City, the fest is organized in cooperation with the Salt Lake Film Society and will be launched by entertaining romantic basketball drama Golden Sting (Zlatý podraz) on April 23 at 7pm. Its well-known director Radim Špaček will talk in person with the audience after the screenings, followed by a reception for all.
The successful comedy Patrimony and the biopic Jan Palach, a story about Czech student who paid the ultimate sacrifice while protesting Russian invasion to Czechoslovakia in 1968, are also part of the line up in Salt Lake City. The fest in Utah will conclude with artistic thriller Hastrman and mining drama Dukla 61, directed by popular David Ondříček. All screenings are free of charge and will take place at Broadway Center Cinemas (111 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111).
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After great first three stops of the Czech That Film festival in Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Washington DC, this showcase of best current Czech films will arrive to Texas this weekend.
The well-known Czech film director Radim Špaček will introduce in person his latest feature, the successful and entertaining romantic basketball drama Golden Sting (Zlatý podraz), starring popular Czech actors Ondřej Malý and Filip Březina, in Dallas and Austin. He will also talk with the audiences after the screenings.
In Dallas, the festival will kick-off with the biopic Jan Palach, a story about Czech student who paid the ultimate sacrifice while protesting Russian invasion to Czechoslovakia in 1968. The screening will take place on Friday, April 12 at 6:30pm in a new cinema STUDIO MOVIE GRILL – ROYAL LANE (11170 N. Central Expy. Dallas, TX 75243).
Radim Spacek will present his Golden Sting on Saturday 4/13 at 5.45pm followed by a question and answer session with the director. The fest in Dallas will conclude with The Suitor (Nápadník), directed by the established director Jan Hřebejk, on Sunday April 14 at noon. Set in the early years of the Cold War behind the iron curtain in Czechoslovakia, this last installment of the trilogy Garden store is a social satire around the abuse of power during communist years and its influence on a family life.
Golden Sting will also be presented in Austin at the Violet Crown Cinema on Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm with Radim Spacek in person. The fest in Austin will close with Jan Hrebejk’s latest piece The Suitor (Nápadník) on Tuesday April 23 at 7pm at the same location.
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After great first two stops of the Czech That Film festival in Los Angeles and San Francisco this showcase of best current Czech films will arrive to Washington, DC this week.
The festival in the nation’s capital will take place at Avalon Theater (5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20015).
The well-known Czech film director Radim Špaček will introduce in person his latest feature, the successful and entertaining romantic basketball drama Golden Sting (Zlatý podraz), starring popular Czech actors Ondřej Malý and Filip Březina. On Wednesday, April 10, the screening will start at 8pm, followed by a question and answer session with the director.
The series will also feature the compelling comedy The Patrimony (Tátova Volha) on Thursday, April 11 at 5:15pm, starring well-known Czech actresses Eliška Balzerová a Tatiana Wilhelmová, and The Suitor (Nápadník), directed by the established director Jan Hřebejk, on Thursday April 11 at 8pm. Set in the early years of the Cold War behind the iron curtain in Czechoslovakia, this last installment of the trilogy Garden store is a social satire around the abuse of power during communist years and its influence on a family life.
The 8th edition of the Czech That Film festival offers a wide selection of critically acclaimed films covering multiple genres and being presented in several new cities and venues. The festival was launched in Los Angeles last week and will reach 23 major American and Canadian cities, including New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, Chicago etc. For the first time, the popular fest will also visit San Diego, Boston and Canadian Edmonton.
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The long wait is finally over. The Czech That Film festival is back and will open its eight edition this Friday, April 5 in Los Angeles and in San Francisco.
The Opening Night will take place in Hammer Museum in Westwood with a screening of a romantic drama Golden Sting (Zlaty prodraz) at 7:30pm. Its director Radim Spacek who returns to the festival for the first time in 7 years will be present at the screening and available for questions and answers from the audience after the screening.
The festival in Los Angeles is organized by the Czech Consulate in cooperation with the UCLA Film and Television Archives. The showcase will continue on Saturday with the screening of Palach, biopic of a real Czech hero who protested the Russian invasion to Czechoslovakia with an ultimate sacrifice, and the 60’s drama The Ear (Ucho).
Radim Spacek will present Golden Sting, his drama about love to basketball and Czech homeland, in person also in San Francisco at Roxie Theater on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm. Looking forward to see all the lovers of Czech cinema at screenings.
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The annual Czech film festival titled “Czech That Film” has been established in 2012. Currently, it is the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. It is a film festival of best recent Czech films held throughout the United States every year, with a range of screenings and discussion with cast and crew. The four-month-long festival keeps growing every year. Its sixth edition will reach 15 major US and Canadian cities (Los Angeles, San Fracisco, Salt Lake City, Austin, Washington, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Little Rock, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, Toronto) in 2017. Read more
The event was established to accommodate increased interest in Czech cinema and culture in the United States and is dedicated to raising profile of current Czech films at an international level. It provides an opportunity for American enthusiasts of global cinema to experience successful new Czech films. Members of American Film Academy and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and other significant representatives of the film business are regularly among the growing audience each year. Prominent local community leaders, journalists, American businessmen, representatives of the diplomatic corps, members of Czech and Slovak communities, students, and university faculty members were also in attendance in previous years.
Special events traditionally complement the festival in each city, such as opening and closing night receptions and Q&A sessions with well-established Czech directors. In previous editions, attendees had an opportunity to personally meet for example the Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel, the well-known Czech director Jan Hřebejk, nominated with his feature “Divided We Fall” for the Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000, and director David Ondříček, who was listed by Variety magazine as one of the Top 10 Directors to Watch. In addition, contemporary directors Andrea Sedláčková (“Fair Play”), Jiří Mádl (“To See The Sea”), and recipients of the Czech Lion Awards for Best Films Radim Špaček (“Walking Too Fast”), and Zdeněk Jiráský (“Flower Buds”) were also among official guests of the festival.end
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