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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Seats for advance ticket and pass holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Thus, advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps get screenings started promptly. We appreciate your understanding. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Ticket Outlet or obtain a cash refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals or for missed screenings.



   
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New Czech Cinema

Czech filmmakers have long been recognized for their innovative contributions to international cinema. The legacy of the Czech New Wave, the period of stylistic experimentation and social critique that accompanied political and social reforms in mid-1960s Czechoslovakia, still resonates in a new generation of voices offering skilled takes on diverse genres from comedy, gritty realist drama, and stylish period thrillers to animation and more. They share, however, a deft eye for lyric beauty and absurdist humor even in the most mundane or difficult circumstances, as they probe social and economic conditions and questions of Czech identity and culture. We are pleased to present this six-film selection of influential and emerging voices in Czech cinema in conjunction with the nationally touring program “Czech That Film,” organized by the Czech Center, New York; Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, D.C.; Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Los Angeles; Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, Portland; and the Czech Society of Oregon. Our special thanks go to Michal Sedlacek, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, for making these films’ Portland presentation possible.



Thu, Jun 12, 2014
at 7 PM

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LOUSY BASTARDS
DIRECTOR: ROMAN KASPAROVSKY
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—Mikuláš is a neurosurgeon in Prague facing problems with drinking and his love life. His estranged brother Richard, an ex-soldier from the Afghanistan front line, lives in a small town and takes care of his two daughters. Each of them has something the other doesn’t, and their destinies intertwine to form the mutual milestones in their lives. Although the brothers’ social lifestyles differ, they do have one thing in common—a longing for love. (100 mins.)

Actor Jirí Mádl will introduce the film. Reception to follow.


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Fri, Jun 13, 2014
at 7 PM

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HONEYMOON
DIRECTOR: JAN HREBEJK
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013

A picture-perfect wedding in the Czech countryside takes an unwelcome turn when a black-clad figure crashes the celebration. The mysterious outsider claims to be an old friend of the groom but arrives bearing a gift that threatens to mar the festivities. The third chapter in a loosely constituted trilogy about suppressed guilt—following KAWASAKI’S ROSE (2009) and INNOCENCE (2011)—Hrebejk’s film is a meditation on the (im)possibility of forgiveness. (92 mins.)

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Sat, Jun 14, 2014
at 2 PM

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KOOKY
DIRECTOR: JAN SVERAK
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2010

Sverak’s charming family film combines puppet animation, stop-motion, and live-action to tell the story of a young man with asthma named Ondra, whose 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. Even in this small imaginary world, true good exists, as does real evil, which Kooky must face in order to become a real hero. (95 mins.)

FREE ADMISSION. Co-presented with the Czech School, Portland. Special thanks to the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.


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Sat, Jun 14, 2014
at 4:30 PM

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COLETTE
DIRECTOR: MILAN CIESLAR
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013

Renowned Czech author Arnošt Lustig’s novel COLETTE draws on his personal experience at a Nazi concentration camp and the recollection of several escape attempts from the hell of Auschwitz. Collaborating with writer/director Milan Cieslar, the film adaptation tells a tale about the power of love under extreme life circumstances and the breathtaking story of a man and his vigorous determination to escape hopelessness. (126 mins.)

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Sat, Jun 14, 2014
at 7:30 PM

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LIKE NEVER BEFORE
DIRECTOR: ZDENĚK TYC
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013

Dying artist Vladimír Holas wants his last days to be spent in his summer home in the countryside. Joining him in this idyllic setting are two women: youthful Karla, a vulgar but lovable Bohemian and a painter like Vladimír, and Jaruna, a nurse and Vladimír’s former lover. Together and separately, all three fight with death, with love, and with each other. (98 mins.)

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Sun, Jun 15, 2014
at 4:30 PM

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THE DON JUANS
DIRECTOR: JIRI MENZEL
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013

In this clever combination of comedy and drama, opera and cinema, a small-town opera company decides to put on Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” providing a story about the world of opera unmasked, love and disillusion, music and passion, and most of all about the people caught in between. (102 mins.)

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