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Czech That International Film Festival Comes to UCLA Film & Television Archive

The "Czech That Film" International Film Festival, the second annual touring program of the best new films out of the Czech Republic, is coming to Los Angeles. The series is organized and curated by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and will be running May 10 - June 3 at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 5, 2013 1:55 PM
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Review: Czech Oscar Entry 'In the Shadow,' Sleek Neo-Noir and Gorgeously Old-Fashioned Policier

“In the Shadow,” the Czech Republic’s official Oscar entry, takes place in 1953 Prague, during the currency reform. World War II has been over for the better part of a decade, but the stench of anti-Semitism is still thick in the air, and a tightly controlled police state looms. Detective Jarda Hakl (Ivan Trojan) falls upon a seemingly routine burglary case -- a safe broken into, jewelry missing -- that leads him down a labyrinthine rabbit hole with murder, lies and relentless surveillance in its cavernous depths.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 11, 2012 1:53 PM
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