10th Annual Czech Spring Film Series Presents: Contemporary Czech Cinema
Thu, March 7, 2013 • 5:00 PM • CAL 422
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin is proud to present its lineup for the renowned Czech film series. All films will be shown at 7:00pm in CAL 422 (other than February 21 and March 7, which will begin at 5:00pm and are followed by a Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown). As always, the films are free and open to the public.
*Films are in Czech with English subtitles.
March 7 Kuky Returns (Kuky se vrací, dir. Jan Svěrák, 2010)
*At 5:00pm followed by a talk with producer Jeffrey Brown!
Young Ondra has asthma and so his mom throws away his favorite toy: a musty old stuffed bear named Kooky. That night Ondra dreams that Kooky is determined to find his way back home from the dump. In the boy's fantasy, the bear gets lost in a forest occupied by strange animals and remarkable beings that he never heard of while living on the toy shelf in Ondra's room. And of course even in this small imaginary world, true good exists as does real evil, which Kooky must face up to in order to become a real hero.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown. A native Texan, Mr. Brown has been working as a producer of both documentary and feature films in the Czech Republic for many years. Some of his more recent works include: Kooky (2010), Mamas and Papas (2010), Rex-patriates (2004).
March 21 Cozy Dens (Pelíšky, dir. Jan Hřebejk, 1999)
March 28 Želary (dir. Ondřej Trojan, 2003)
April 4 I Served the King of England (dir. Jiří Menzel, 2006)
April 11 Walking Too Fast (Pouta, dir. Radim Špaček, 2010)
April 18 Citizen Havel (Občan Havel, dir. Pavel Koutecky?, 2008)
April 25 Leaving (Odcházení, dir. Václav Havel, 2011)