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Oct 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Film Club: A Report on Party and Guests

Opening of the top short animated & feature films embodying the Czech Dream project.


Revolution in Toyland by Hermína Týrlová, followed by Jan Němec’s iconic Czech New Wave comedy-drama.

Revolution in Toyland (1946):
Stop motion Czech cartoon where toys come to life and knock the snot out of a Gestapo man. Hermína Týrlová is known as the "mother of Czech animation."

A Report on Party and Guests:
A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a group of officious looking men who commandeer them to a small clearing. Although there is no direct threat and the picnickers are not scared, they nonetheless feel the need to do what the men say. The men, led by one called Rudolph, set the rules of "the game". Ultimately, the picnickers learn that Rudolph was supposed to invite them to a party nearby. Much like the game, the party's host sets the rules for the party to which the picnickers and all the other guests must abide. Order in the eyes of the host seems to be paramount. Although the picnickers and the other guests enjoy many aspects of the party, some just do not want to be there, such thinking which cannot be tolerated.
Director: Jan Němec, 1966, 71 min.



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Oct 13, 2015 7:00 PM


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