The Czech Film
to be Screened in Temple
November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe. To complement the anniversary, Jeffery Brown presents Listopad, a Czech film that he produced that will be shown across the state in October and November.
Listopad (means November in English) is a story of spirited friendship between three boys swept up in the Czech Republic's 1989 Velvet Revolution.
Listopad is American Gary Griffin's directorial debut and has been in process since he covered the Czech Velvet Revolution for NBC in 1989. Shooting on Listopad actually started in 2009 on the 20-year anniversary. Gary is best known for winning Best Cinematography (Education of Shelby Knox) at Sundance 2005, Emmy and Oscar-winning docs and shooting regularly with Oscar-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple.
Synopsis: Petr, Jiri, and Ondrej are an unlikely trio of friends. An artist, a hockey player, and a music trader, the boys survive Communism by playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls, and listening to underground music. But they are bound together by their common desire for freedom and, on a cold, dark night in November, Petr, Jiri, and Ondrej join the front lines of a student demonstration in the streets of Praha. Face-to-face with the riot police, the boys are forced into a momentous decision: stand up against the Communist regime or give in to a system that has silenced their families for generations.
Listopad's world premiere was at the Austin Film Festival October 24th. The film will then be shown in Houston, Dallas, and Temple.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Wine/Cheese Reception at 3 pm
Cultural Activities Center
(Benefiting Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center)
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Closed Thursday November 27th
Closed Friday, November 28th
Resume regular operating hours Saturday, November 29
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Closed Wednesday, Dec. 24th thru Monday, Dec. 29th
Open Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 30th
Closed Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Resume regular operating hours Friday, Jan. 2, 2014