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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

PARKING

ADMISSION PRICES
$9 General
$8 PAM Members, Students, Seniors
$6 Friends of the Film Center

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THE 10-MINUTE RULE
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, gritty realist drama, and stylish period thrillers to animation and more. They share, however, a deft eye for lyric beauty and absurdist humor even among the most mundane or difficult circumstances, as they probe social and economic conditions, the legacy of Communism, and questions of Czech identity and culture. We are pleased to present this six-film selection of influential and emerging voices in Czech cinema in conjunction with the nationally touring program “Czech That Film” presented by Staropramen. Our special thanks go to Michal Sedlacek, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, for making their Portland presentation possible.



Thu, Jun 6, 2013
at 7 PM

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In THE SHADOW
DIRECTOR: DAVID ONDŘÍČEK
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2012

VISITING ARTIST—In 1950s Prague, police detective Hakl is investigating a jewelry store heist, until East German State police specialist Zenke arrives and takes over. Zenke believes that members of the Jewish community are responsible and that an underground ring may be smuggling funds to Zionist terrorists in Israel. Unconvinced, Hakl continues his own investigation. But which version of the truth do the Communist authorities prefer to find? Ondříček (LONERS, ONE HAND CAN’T CLAP) spins a suspenseful noir tale of standing up to the mistrust and fear in Stalinist, postwar Czechoslovakia. This year’s Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (106 mins.)

Director David Ondříček will introduce the film.

Join us after the film for a public reception in the Portland Art Museum’s Andrée Stevens Room.


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Fri, Jun 7, 2013
at 7:30 PM

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MEN IN HOPE
DIRECTOR: JIŘÍ VEJDĚLEK
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2011

In a world of alluring temptations, men can make a bad decision. A stimulating take on the challenges inherent in marriage, this comedy threatens the prescribed notion of devoted love and shows that even that bad choice can work out in the end. “It should be a true story about men and their real hopes, fears, and expectations. And also on their infidelity, which can sometimes create even a happy marriage and relationship.”—Jiří Vejdělek. (115 mins.)

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Sat, Jun 8, 2013
at 6:30 PM

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FLOWER BUDS
DIRECTOR: ZDENĚK JIRÁSKÝ
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2012

Winner of four top Czech film prizes, FLOWER BUDS is a grimly comedic family drama set in a small, blue-collar town. Jarda finds his family on the brink of a breakdown with each member going in different directions. He’s more interested in gambling than his work. His daughter Agata plans to leave, knowing that neither the town nor her parents’ home can bring her the opportunities she yearns for; son Honza blindly follows his heart; and his wife Kamila, though still very much in love with him, really only finds solace in the companionship of old friends and nostalgia for the “budding” days of youth. But despite limited options, hope may just be around the corner. (90 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE (Double feature with THE HOUSE)

Double features cost an additional $3 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.


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Sat, Jun 8, 2013
at 8:30 PM

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THE HOUSE
DIRECTOR: ZUZANA LIOVÁ
CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA, 2011

Remarkable for its depth of characterization, this sensitively observed, intelligently made realist tale of generational conflict is set in a remote Slovak village where old grudges die hard. Ambitious teen Eva is about to graduate from high school and eager to experience the world outside her pokey hometown. Meanwhile, her dour, controlling father is painstakingly building her a house on the family property. After Eva meets a handsome new neighbor, she is tempted, like her now-disowned older sister before her, to leave the family nest sooner rather than later. For a father with deeply entrenched values, there are not words to express the devastation of change. Liová’s tightly constructed screenplay makes meaningful looks and repeated gestures speak louder than words about expectations and desires. (97 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE (Double feature with FLOWER BUDS)

Double features cost an additional $3 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.

June 8 is the annual World Naked Bike Ride, departing from the Portland Art Museum at 10pm; participants will be admitted to the museum at 8pm. Please note that the NWFC's box office also opens at 8pm for our screening of THE HOUSE, which will go on as scheduled.


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Sun, Jun 9, 2013
at 6 PM

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ALOIS NEBEL
DIRECTOR: TOMÁŠ LUNÁK
CZECH REPUBLIC, 2011

Based on the graphic novel trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír Svejdík, this superbly atmospheric rotoscope animation employs noirish black-and-white images and an evocative soundtrack to portray the fractured psychology of a man and his country. In summer 1989, Alois Nebel works as a stationmaster in a small village in the Jeseník Mountains, close to the Polish border. Preferring old timetables to people, Nebel lives through his memories, haunted by the violent postwar expulsion of the Germans and getting lost in the mists of time. Encounters with a mysterious mute man and the kind Květa help him to connect the past with the present and to find middle-aged love. Winner of the Best Animated Film Award at the European Film Awards. (84 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE (Double feature with GYPSY)

Double features cost an additional $3 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket


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Sun, Jun 9, 2013
at 8 PM

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GYPSY
DIRECTOR: MARTIN ŠULÍK
CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA, 2011

When his father is killed and his loan-shark uncle becomes head of the family, a Roma boy is caught between two worlds—he navigates poverty and prejudice as he struggles to support his family, while resisting his uncle’s criminal activities and embittered attitudes toward non-Roma. Shot on location, evocative hillside landscapes and touches of magic realism balance this astutely realist drama. “Hamlet…freshly reimagined.”—Time Out London. “Captures a specific way of life without placing it behind glass… You might call it an old story with higher stakes.”—Village Voice. (100 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE (Double feature with ALOIS NEBEL)

Double features cost an additional $3 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket


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