International Film Festival ‘Czech That Film’ Returns to Los Angeles

International Film Festival 'Czech That Film' Returns to Los Angeles

For the fourth consecutive year, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles has announced its annual touring program of the best current Czech films in a
festival titled “Czech That Film." The fest will take place from March 27th through 31st, 2015 at the University of
Southern California.

“We are thrilled to return as hosts for the Los Angeles edition of Czech That Film in 2015, an exciting showcase of the best of current Czech cinema.
Building upon the success of last year’s festival, we hope to continue to inspire passion and interest for Czech cinema, and to engage our students in
meaningful conversations with contemporary filmmakers,”

said the USC Director of Programming and Special Projects, Alessandro Ago.

In its 2015 edition, attendees in Los Angeles will have an opportunity to personally meet the talented Czech director Andrea Sedláčková, who will introduce
to the audience her recent drama “Fair Play” (2014, 100 minutes), a story of a nineteen year-old sprinter aiming for the Olympic Games in Los
Angeles in 1984, who gets involved with the state-controlled doping program. Sedláčková´s latest feature was  selected as the Czech entry for the Best
Foreign Language Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards and received 13 nominations for the Czech Academy Awards (Czech Lions).

The program will further include daring dark comedy “Krásno" (dir. Ondřej Sokol, 2014, 119 min.) with an acclaimed performance by internationally renowned
Czech actor Karel Roden and the politically-surged film “Burning Bush," directed by Academy Award-nominated director Agnieszka Holland. The festival will continue with
the directorial debut of Jiří Mádl’s “To See the Sea” (Pojedeme k moři, 2014, 90 min.) with a 10 year old lead, who is investigating the curious behavior
of his father.

Audiences will also have the opportunity to enjoy an explosive conversational comedy “Icing” (Zakázané uvolnění, 2014, 77 min.) by recognized director
Jan Hřebejk (Oscar nominated “Divided We Fall”).

This selection of influential and emerging voices in Czech cinema will be presented at: Cedar Rapids (IA), Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Dallas (TX),
Denver (CO), Houston (TX), Los Angeles (CA), Little Rock (AR), Minneapolis (MN), New York City (NY), Oklahoma City (OK), Phoenix (AZ), Portland (OR), San
Juan (PR), San Francisco (CA), Seattle (WA), Salt Lake City (UT), Washington, D.C. (D.C.),

The festival in Los Angeles is organized by the Czech Consulate in LA and Czech Centers in cooperation with USC School of Cinematic Arts with the generous
support of Milk & Honey Films, Prague Studios, Czech Tourism, with local contributions from the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Los
Angeles (SVU-LA) and ELMA (European Language and Movies in America).

2015 Festival Screenings in Los Angeles

All films are screened with English subtitles

"Fair Play" (Q&A with director A. Sedláčková to follow)

Friday, March 27 at 7pm

Norris Cinema Theatre

(3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007)


Saturday, March 28 at 6 pm

Ray Stark Family Theatre

(SCA 108, 900 w 34TH St., Los Angeles, CA 90007)

"Burning Bush"

Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm

Ray Stark Family Theatre

"To See the Sea"

Monday, March 30 at 7 pm

Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre

(SC 112, 900 W 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007)


Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm

Ray Stark Family Theatre

Screenings are Complimentary but Reservations are Required. RSVP HERE

For more information visit the official website of the festival HERE

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Robin K. Reed

I don’t think Fair Play makes sense. I thought it was decided long ago that the Czechs along with the Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland, etc were not going to the LA Olympics due to the US and other countries not going the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

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