Jul 23, 2013
Czech That Film - Don't Stop
Czech That Film - a festival of Czech cinema on the Rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. Presented by Staropramen.
the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall start after dusk. Doors open at 7pm.
In case of bad weather films will be screened at the BNH indoor cinema at 7pm.
Films are in Czech with English subtitles. Program may be subject to change.
More information at www.czechcenter.com
Admission: $10, tickets available online at: www.bohemianbenevolent.org/index.php/ticket/buytickets
Tickets are not refundable.
Don´t Stop (2012, 97 min.), dir. Richard Řeřicha
Tuesday, July 23, BNH roof opens at 7pm
Řeřicha, a renowned Czech cinematographer, has worked on numerous short films and collaborated closely with Czech director David Ondříček on films such as Grandhotel and Loners, for both of which Řeřicha was nominated as Best Cinematographer at the annual Czech Lion awards. Don't Stop is Řeřicha's first venture into writing and directing.
The main plot line takes place in
Prague in the year 1983, amidst the Communist-imposed
"normalization", a suffocating atmosphere ruled over by the secret
police. The story is about an eighteen-year-old's revolt against authority,
against social norms and responsibility; it is about the search for one's own
models and values. The main protagonists' way out of the everyday dullness is
to provoke through the punk band they have formed. As the band members' ideas
and opinions become increasingly extreme, they come into conflict with the
established social rules and people's apathy, but above all with each other.
Although the story is based on personal experiences from the early 1980s, it
could have taken place at anytime and anywhere, and is more than likely taking
place somewhere right now.
Czech That Film, sponsored by Staropramen, is organized by the Czech Center in collaboration with the Consulates General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and Los Angeles in cooperation with the Gene Siskel Film Center and UCLA Film Television.
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Jul 23, 2013