The first feature by Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus), this coming-of-age tale about a malcontent teen in love heralded the arrival of an important cinematic talent...LEARN MORE.
Banned for decades, this rediscovered classic of Holocaust Cinema was shot only three years after the war ended, making it one of the first films to deal with the Holocaust. The film follows...LEARN MORE.
GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK
Based on the legendary novel by Czech humorist Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Schweik mixes slapstick and satire to stand alongside Catch 22 and M*A*S*H as a riotous commentary...LEARN MORE.
GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK COMBO PACK
This combo pack bundles together the 1956 Czech satire The Good Soldier Schweik and its 1957 sequel, The Good Soldier Schweik 2: Beg to Report, Sir. Both works are based on the legendary...LEARN MORE.
At the Trigger Whiskey Saloon, a beautiful temperance crusader is threatened by hard-drinking villains. Riding to her rescue is Lemonade Joe, who--as his moniker indicates--doesn't...LEARN MORE.
PARODY PACK: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK, THE
A pairing of foreign comedies that spoof American film noir and science fiction with style to spare. The hip, action-packed detective thriller, Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (Shinji Aoyama, Japan, 2002, 71 mins.), follows private eye Mike Yokohama (Masatoshi Nagase) as he dons Elvis-esque attire and agrees to help a wealthy businessman find his daughter. "A tasty blend of Japanese and American pop culture... Nagase is a thoroughly engaging hero" (Variety). This is joined by the Czech New Wave classic, Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (Vaclav Vorlicek/Milos Macourek, Czechoslovakia, 1965, 80 mins.), a zany film about a scientist who invents a machine that enables a sleeping person's dreams to be viewed through a projector. Trouble ensues when she uses the device to watch her husband's dreams. In Japanese and Czech with English subtitles. 2-DVD set.
Shinji Aoyama/Vaclav Vorlicek/Milos Macourek---Japan/Czechoslovakia---2002/1965---151 mins.
This remarkable eight-part series tells the stories of ordinary Czech citizens caught in the wheels of history. Composed entirely of home movies, still photographs, letters, and diaries...LEARN MORE.
THE END OF AUGUST AT THE HOTEL OZONE
A beautifully filmed, yet very bleak, post-apocalyptic vision of the future, which finds a group of women reverting to primitive barbarity in order to survive. From Czech New Wave director...LEARN MORE.
THE FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR
A Jewish physician in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia works in a warehouse after the Nazi ban all Jews from holding professional positions. When he helps an injured political fugitive, he is...LEARN MORE.
At a school for the blind, the students exuberantly show off their remarkable talents as musicians, as radio announcers, as daredevil bicyclists, and most unexpected of all, as photographers...LEARN MORE.
WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE?
A Czech New Wave classic, Who Killed Jessie is a slapstick fantasy about a scientist who invents a machine that enables a sleeping person's dreams to be viewed through a projector...LEARN MORE.