Czech That Film is the Film Society’s annual series showcasing the best of Czech cinema. The series is dedicated to exhibiting films that not only expose participants to Czech culture, but also enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all. Czech That Film is presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles.
All films presented with English subtitles
Sunday, 8/21, 7:15pm
Director: Vojtěch Kotek | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
In the beautiful snowy Krkonoše Mountians, the stories of many varied individuals – including a one-legged female skier, a snowmobile driver who doesn’t drink on the Three Kings Holiday, an infertile ladies‘ man, and a barman who delights in fortune telling – intertwine to reveal the secret of one mountain family… read more.
Friday, 8/19, 9:30pm
Director: Jan Pachl | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
Based on the novel “Padrino Krejcír” by Jaroslav Kmenta, Gangster Ka tells the story of a Mafioso who gets rich through tax fraud of billions of crowns, and then takes an even darker moral turn when his father is abducted and killed by a rival mafia gang… read more.
Friday, 8/19, 7:15pm
Director: Slávek Horák | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in her Southern Moravia country region, but after Vlasta learns about her own serious illness and need for help, she has to reach outside of her comfort zone to her family and patients… read more.
Invention for Destruction
Sunday, 8/21, 5:00pm
Director: Karel Zeman | Narrative | 1958 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
Inspired Jules Verne’s Facing the Flag, Karel Zeman’s 1958 classic brings to life the suspense and excitement of a struggle between noble objectives and base intentions in prophetic world where the spectacle of invention goes hand in hand with the fear of destruction that innovation can cause… read more.
The Little Man
Saturday, 8/20, 3:00pm
Director: Radek Beran | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
Spurred on by a dream about a house with a sign hanging above its door that reads “Here You Shall Find What You Lack,” the Little Man embarks on a journey filled with difficult quests and frightful encounters in search of the answer to what lies on the other side of the door… read more.
Saturday, 8/20, 5:00pm
Director: Štěpán Altrichter | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
When an elderly engineer whose lonely life consists mainly of unexciting work is assigned to repair an old turbine of his own design which inexplicably keeps breaking down, he quickly finds himself forced into the forest in hunt of a colleague who mysteriously disappears overnight in this hilarious mystery… read more.
Sunday, 8/21, 3:00pm
Director: Andrea Sedláčková | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
Andrea Sedlácková paints an elegant portrait of Václav Havel – the playwright, dissident and president of the Czech Republic – using exclusively period recordings, photographs and other historical materials… read more.
The Way Out
Saturday, 8/20, 7:15pm
Director: Petr Václav | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Czech Republic | Language: Czech
A young Romani couple and their daughter struggle to succeed in an environment ripe with racially-charged prejudices, and face the question of whether it’s worthwhile for them to continue to honour their own values and family traditions at the price of future success… read more.
General – $10.00
Friday, August 19