Slavic and Eurasian Studies

10th Annual Czech Spring Film Series Presents: Contemporary Czech Cinema

Thu, February 21, 2013 | CAL 422

5:00 PM

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin is proud to present its lineup for the renowned Czech film series. All films will be shown at 7:00pm in CAL 422 (other than February 21 and March 7, which will begin at 5:00pm and are followed by a Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown). As always, the films are free and open to the public. 

*Films are in Czech with English subtitles.

February 21   Shut Up & Shoot Me (Sklapni a zastřel mě, dir. Steen Agro, 2005)
*At 5:00pm followed by a talk with producer Jeffrey Brown!

Long-suffering Czech Pavel Zeman works six jobs, so his ungrateful wife Liba can
buy designer shoes and clothes. Colin Frampton is an Englishman who never stops
worrying, not even on holiday in Prague. When Colin’s wife is accidentally squashed
by a statue, he decides that he can’t face life without her. So Colin bribes Pavel to help
him die. An unlikely friendship develops as Pavel’s plans for Colin’s death spin out of
control, attracting the violent interest of local gangster Karel Karlovic.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown. A native Texan,
Mr. Brown has been working as a producer of both documentary and feature films in
the Czech Republic for many years. Some of his more recent works include: Kooky
(2010), Mamas and Papas (2010), Rex-patriates (2004).

Click HERE to view the flyer.

February 28   Faust (dir. Jan Švankmajer, 1994)

March 7    Kuky Returns (Kuky se vrací, dir. Jan Svěrák, 2010)
*At 5:00pm followed by a talk with producer Jeffrey Brown!

March 21    Cozy Dens (Pelíšky, dir. Jan Hřebejk, 1999)
March 28   Želary (dir. Ondřej Trojan, 2003)

April 4       I Served the King of England (dir. Jiří Menzel, 2006)

April 11    Walking Too Fast (Pouta, dir. Radim Špaček, 2010)

April 18    Citizen Havel (Občan Havel, dir. Pavel Koutecky?, 2008)

April 25    Leaving (Odcházení, dir. Václav Havel, 2011)

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