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Film Showing: Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Events, Films | Comments Off on 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. Hall, 383 West Michigan Street, St. Paul, MN 55102, on Sunday, February 19 at 7:00pm. The event is free.

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

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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 freedom of Czechoslovakia.

The 20th anniversary of Palach’s death in 1969 inspired a new generation of students to start protests that led to the eventual fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, alongside the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe. The Palach family’s lawyer, Dagmar Burešová, who spent her early career defending persecuted opposition leaders, became the first Minister of Justice in a freed Czechoslovakia.

The film was created for HBO by a world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland.
http://www.hbo-europe.com/burningbush/

If you would like to join us for this FREE film showing, here is the time and location for this event.

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

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Films, News | Comments Off on Film Dates Added! CSCC Sponsoring Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival!

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

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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 Center of Minnesota, so you can support two locally-based cultural organizations at the same time.

This year, the following Czech films will be shown:

Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanušovic) – This film from the Czech Republic is a romantic comedy about a German teacher, Maruna, who runs a local pub. It doesn’t look like she’ll ever get married, since there are few suitable men in her small village. But one day, something unexpected happens. (IMDB, 2014).

Showtimes:
Wed Apr 15 9:50 PM – St. Anthony Main Theatre – Buy Tickets / Further Info
Wed Apr 22 4:45 PM – St. Anthony Main Theatre – Buy Tickets / Further Info

To See the Sea (Short Film) – The whole film is shot and edited as if by a twelve-year-old boy. This technique allows us to perceive the world through the eyes of a child as rarely seen before. (IMDB, 2014).

Showtimes:
Sun Apr 19 3:15 PM – St. Anthony Main Theatre – Buy Tickets / Further Info
Sat Apr 25 3 PM – St. Anthony Main Theatre – Buy Tickets / Further Info

Corn Island, in which the Czech Republic was a co-production partner, will also be shown.

Showtimes:
Sun Apr 12 9:45 PM – St. Anthony Main Theatre – Buy Tickets / Further Info
Thur Apr 16 2:40 PM – St. Anthony Main Theatre – Buy Tickets / Further Info

As we get more detail, we will post it here. Please join us in viewing these films and support local causes at the same time!

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

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Films | Comments Off on 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 with the National Film Archive Prague, Václav Havel Library, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, and Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota to bring to the Twin Cities these feature-length and short films celebrating Havel’s work.
All films FREE to the public.
Mondays and Tuesdays in November at the Trylon Microcinema.
*See the Calendar of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

Films: Tribute to Miloš Forman

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Films | Comments Off on 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 Mousley. Miloš Forman and LA Weekly film critic Scott Foundas discuss the directors celebrated career, punctuated by clips from his films.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:00pm

Forman’s 1975 multi-Oscar Winner starring Jack Nicholson, Luise Fletcher, and Michael Berryman, follows a brash rebel, who upon arriving at a mental institution, rallies the patients to take on their oppressive dictator of a nurse, Mrs. Ractched. The film won 5 Oscars and another 30 awards, and is ranked #12 on IMDB’s Top 250 Films of all Time list. (1975, 133 min, in english)

 

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Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4:30pm

Set in Baroque France, VALMONT explores a scheming widow (Annette Bening) and her lover, Valmont (Colin Firth), who make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. Valmont bets that he can seduce the honorable woman. However, in the process of seducing her, he falls in love. Valmont is based loosely on the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos. Forman first read the book while in Milan Kundera’s screenwriting class in film school and it left a lasting impression on him. (1989, 137 min, in English)

 

AmadeusAmadeus

Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 7:30pm

Forman’s Oscar-winning AMADEUS depicts the life of master musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri, who now resides in a mental institution. F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, and Elizabeth Berridge star in this must-see classic. (1984, 160 min, in English)

 

Milos FormanMiloš Forman’s life is filled with stories—triumphs and tribulations. Throughout some of his most difficult times, he persevered to accomplish his dream of making movies, becoming an award-winning Czech legend, and a renowned and respected Hollywood director. On his road to success, he met struggle, failure, box office disaster, but also a host of friends and an incredible drive within him that helped support him, his vision, and his success.

Films screen at St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Free entry! Donations suggested!

Films: Czech and Slovak Films at 2012 International Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Films | Comments Off on 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 place on the five screens of the St. Anthony Main Theatre, set along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota would like to invite to Czech and Slovak films at Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.

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Films: Czech and Slovak Films at 2011 International Film Festival

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Films | Comments Off on Films: Czech and Slovak Films at 2011 International Film Festival

 

Announcing the 2011 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival slated for April 14 through May 5, 2011 at the five-screen St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414). For three weeks, the Festival presents over 200 films from some 60 countries (including Slovakia and Czech Republic) and the Twin Cities celebrates the arrival of the best of international and independent filmmaking.

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Films: Czech and Slovak Films at 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010 in Films | Comments Off on Films: Czech and Slovak Films at 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

We would like to bring to your attention that six outstanding Czech and Slovak films will be featured at the upcoming Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival April 15-30, 2010.  All of these films will be shown in St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, tel. 612-331-4723).  We recommend purchasing tickets in advance as they might sell out (tickets can be purchased online on the Festival website www.mspfilmfest.org).  The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota is the co-organizer and co-sponsor of the Czech and Slovak film screenings.

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