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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 to gritty realist drama, from 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. The Northwest Film Center presents 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. Special thanks to Michal Sedlacek, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, for making these films’ presentation in Portland possible.



Fri, May 8, 2015
at 7 PM

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FAIR PLAY
DIRECTOR: ANDREA SEDLÁCKOVÁ
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2014

VISITING ARTIST—Anna, a talented young sprinter, is training for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Following official instructions, she takes anabolic steroids masked as prescribed vitamins to boost her performance. When she finds out, she risks everything by refusing to continue, forcing her dissident mother, who sees the Olympics as Anna‘s escape route, to conspire against her. Highlighting the Eastern Block policy of doping athletes, Sedlácková provides a powerful account of how the Communist regime sought to control lives and the resulting moral dillemmas. This year’s Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (100 mins.)

Join us for a reception following the film. Director Andrea Sedlácková will introduce the film.


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Sat, May 9, 2015
at 4:30 PM

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VÁCLAV HAVEL – A LIFE IN FREEDOM
DIRECTOR: ANDREA SEDLÁCKOVÁ
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2014

VISITING ARTIST—The 1989 Velvet Revolution was led by Václav Havel, a playwright and poet who became Czechoslovakia’s first democratically elected president and one f the great figures of twentieth century Europe. Andrea Sedlácková (FAIR PLAY) maps Havel’s life with extensive film clips and interviews to fashion an elegant portrait of a bohemian artist whose life below and then above ground was rich in paradoxes. (70 mins.)

Director Andrea Sedlácková will introduce the film.


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Sat, May 9, 2015
at 7 PM

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TO SEE THE SEA
DIRECTOR: JIRI MÁDL
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2014

The charming directorial debut of Jiri Mádl claims instead to be the work of his film’s protagonist, intrepid 12 year old Tomáš. In fact, the whole film is presented as if it really were shot and edited by Tomáš, who dreams of becoming the next Miloš Forman. Tomáš is making a film about his family. By hiding a camera in his father’s home office, Tomáš discovers that he leaves the house on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, when Tomáš confronts his father about his behavior, he denies it. Tomáš’ best friend Haris also starts using a camera to document his family’s goings-on, albeit mostly in self defense. Ultimately, courage and friendship lead the plucky investigative duo to a final great revelation. . . (90 mins.)

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Sun, May 10, 2015
at 4:30 PM

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CLOWNWISE
DIRECTOR: VIKTOR TAUS
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2013

Oskar, Max, and Viktor, once a superstar clown trio, split up over a heartbreaking fight. Now they’re paying the price after thirty years of separate grueling lives on and off the stage. Their irresistible sense of humor is challenged by the proximity of the physical end and other joys of old age. They’re about to risk everything to find out whether there is one more show left in them, a re-staging of the famous clownery that launched the group’s career while also facing the hardest challenge yet: clowning their way out. A splendid tale of the comedy of life. (120 mins.)

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Sun, May 10, 2015
at 7 PM

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THE ICING
DIRECTOR: JAN HREBEJK
CZECH REPUBLIC

This explosive comedy, based on the successful play, takes place one evening in a remote village pub during an Ice Hockey World Championship match. Many things can happen when a kidnapped bride gets drunk with the best friend of the groom and a barmaid and the only one who is able to stop and save everything, is not coming. A laugh-out-loud film proving that what is meant to be your perfect day can sometimes turn into a not-so-perfect tragedy. (77 mins.)

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Mon, May 11, 2015
at 7 PM

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KRÁSNO
DIRECTOR: ONDREJ SOKOL
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2014

A black comedy with a touch of detective genre begins with Michal and Adam, two childhood friends coming back to their hometown of Šumperk after 20 years. Michal’s mother’s dead body was mysterious pulled from lake Krásno several years before. Now, Michal’s father dies on the day they return. Without knowing the truth about the weird events, all that is left is anger and sadness. The father’s new wife (now a widow) behaves suspiciously, which encourages Michal and Adam to investigate. The pair embark on a tangled journey to solve a mystery, unaware that disaster awaits. (119 mins.)

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