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Film Showing: Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera

Film Showing: Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera

Czech & Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota and Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota present a Czech film Limonádový Joe (pronounced “yoae”) or the Horse Opera. Come and join us for a viewing and discussion of this unforgettable classic Czech musical comedy from 1964, directed by Oldřich Lipský. The film is set in Stetson City, Arizona, in 1885, and is a charming parody of the American western. The screening will take place at C.S.P.S....

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May 16 Film Showing: Burning Bush (2013), Parts 2 and 3

May 16 Film Showing: Burning Bush (2013), Parts 2 and 3

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan’s family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonor Palach’s sacrifice, a heroic action for the...

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Film Dates Added! CSCC Sponsoring Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival!

Film Dates Added! CSCC Sponsoring Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival!

The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota will be sponsoring the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival this year, which will be held from April 9-25, 2015! There will be two Czech films shown (see below), as well as films from many other cultures. As a member of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, you can purchase discounted tickets to the festival! Please consider joining the Czech and Slovak Cultural...

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THE PLAY’S THE THING: VÁCLAV HAVEL, ART AND POLITICS

THE PLAY’S THE THING: VÁCLAV HAVEL, ART AND POLITICS

Václav Havel was widely regarded as the preeminent Czech dramatist, who went on to become the first president of the Czech Republic. His plays, written during the Soviet occupation, shined a harsh light on life under the Soviet system. These feature-length and short films focus on Havel’’s long-standing relationships with Prague’s Theatre on the Balustrade and with visionary directors of the Czech New Wave. The Trylon is proud to partner...

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Films: Tribute to Miloš Forman

I believe that we decipher the incoherent flow of life through stories. The stories may not add up to much, they may end abruptly or proceed according to mysterious logic, but my kind of film has to have them. ~ Miloš Forman Join us in celebrating the works of Miloš Forman! Fri, October 5, 2012 at 5:00pm, 71min – Screening of Walker Arts Center’s Miloš Forman Regis Dialogue with Scott Foundas. Introduced by Walker film curator Sheryl...

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Films: Czech and Slovak Films at 2012 International Film Festival

  The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is the most ambitious and best attended film event in the Upper Midwest.  Over its three-week run, the Festival presents an exciting and diverse slate of some 300 narrative, documentary and short films from over 60 countries, hosts many visiting filmmakers to introduce and discuss their works, sand includes an array of events, panels, discussions, and parties.  The Festival takes...

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