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Golden Sting (Zlaty Podraz)

Watch "Golden Sting" at Violet Crown Cinema!

Tue, April 16, 2019 | Violet Crown Austin 434 W 2nd St, Austin, Texas 78701

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Golden Sting (Zlaty Podraz)

In 1938, young Czechoslovaks learn to play basketball from American mormons at a YMCA camp. When the war starts, their coach is arrested and executed, and the team is taken over by a young lawyer Franta. After the liberation, Franta visits the prison where their coach died, picks up a handful of soil, puts it in a box and fasten it with tricolor stripe. The team carries this talisman to the European Championship in Geneva and miraculously, they become the winners. However, everything changes again with the communist coup. The basketball players are persecuted, Franta is arrested. The weak team is still going to the championship in Paris. But will they succeed? Nominated for Czech Critics Award and Czech Academy Award - Best Film. Presented with English subtitles.

Filmmaker Rami Spacek IN ATTENDANCE for a Q&A following the film.

Presented as a part of the 2019 Czech That Film series.

Buy your tickets before they sell out!

Sponsored by: Czech That Film, CREEES, Center for European Studies, PolkaWorks, Big Day Pictures

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