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Sep 6, 2011 7:00 PM

Who Wants to Kill Jessie?

FILM CLUB. Free admission.

WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE?  (Kdo chce zabít Jessii?)

Directed by Václav Vorlíček, 1966, 81 min.
In Czech with English subtitles

BIFF! POW!! KRAACKK!!! In this trippy but charming comedy, a well-respected scientist creates a formula that can remove elements from dreams. But, what she doesn't know is that these dream images can manifest themselves in the real world. When she injects her husband with the formula, his dreams of Jessie—the blonde, voluptuous heroine of the comic strip "Who Wants to Kill Jessie?"—come crashing into their lives. Following closely behind are the two men chasing her—a muscle-bound superhero and a gun-toting cowboy. The trio not only causes serious damage around Prague, but they still talk in comic-strip word balloons, which get in everyone’s way!
WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE? mixes up Sixties pop culture with the anarchic spirit of Czech New Wave classics such as DAISIES and LEMONADE JOE to create a hilarious comic Molotov cocktail!

Music: Svatopluk Havelka
Cast: Olga Schoberová, Dana Medřická, Jiří Sovák, Juraj Višný, Karel Effa, Jan Libíček, Valtr Taub, Otto Šimánek,…

Capacity is limited. Seating is on first-come, first-served basis


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Sep 6, 2011 7:00 PM


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