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UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles present

Czech That Film

Golden Sting
April 5, 2019 -
April 13, 2019
director Radim Špaček (4/5).

Throughout its eight years of existence, the Czech That Film festival has become a significant tradition in Los Angeles’ cultural calendar. Ever since its foundation, Czech That Film has been committed to exhibiting films that expose audiences to Czech culture, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all. Czech That Film is a unique chance to meet established and new talents of the Czech cinema, not only on the movie screen but also in person. In this next edition, the Czech That Film audience in Los Angeles will have an opportunity to meet with Radim Špaček, director of the opening movie, Golden Sting.

This year, the Czech Republic commemorates 30 years since the Velvet Revolution, which restored democracy in the country. In order to celebrate this significant anniversary, the program includes a trenchant biopic about Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. The archival classic The Ear (1970), directed by Karel Kachyňa, will also be a part of the film series, to reflect the celebration of 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic.

Special thanks to Pavol Šepľák, Aneta Campbell, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles. Sincere thank you to our partners and sponsors: ELMA, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, Czech Centers, Milk and Honey Pictures and Prague Studios.

  Download the festival flyer (PDF)

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Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Dukla 61

Dukla 61

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Winter Flies

Off-site: Winter Flies

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm Laemmle Monica Film Center
Jan Palach

Jan Palach  /  The Ear

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Golden Sting

Golden Sting

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater