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1.

Baron Prášil

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"In 1961, Karel Zeman made the finest film adaptation of the outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen, made famous in the 1786 book by Gottfried August Bürger. The incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets. Zeman took inspiration from the engravings in the 1862 edition, the work of one of the greatest illustrators of the 19th century Gustave Doré. The director achieved a visually captivating style by color-tinting the original black and white footage. In the movie, Munchausen's humorous narrative contrasts with the romantic tale of a modern fantasist Tony, who becomes the good Baron's rival in love."--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Romeo, Juliet and Darkness: Romeo, Julia a Tma

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Pavel, a young student living in Prague in 1942, hides a Jewish girl in his apartment building's attic. Amidst the brutality of the occupying German army, love blossoms between the two. He is her only link to the outside world. Then the two are discovered by Pavel's mother, who forces the residents of the apartment building to decide whether Hana can remain.
DVD
2007; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Věc Makropulos: Opera in Three Acts

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"Premiered in 1926, Leoš Janáček's absorbing masterpiece Věc Makropulos reflects all the dominant musical styles of the early 20th century, from Bohemian tunefulness to big Straussian phrases"--Container.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Kawasaki's Rose

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A drama about family and politics, the role of memory in relationships, and that of jealousy, arrogance, love, loyalty and betrayal.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Bláznova Kronika: Jester's Tale

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The Thirty Years' War is seen from the point of view in this satirical slapstick comedy that combines engravings, old cartoons, montages, special effects, and film. The positions of both sides of the religious war are fair game for biting satirical jabs. Petr (Kastka). Petr (Kastka) plays a peasant who is pressed to join one side before being captured by the enemy and mistaken for a Duke. Matej (Miloslav Holub) can change sides quickly with his reversible cloak. Lenka (Emille Vasaryova) disguises herself as a jester to avoid the conflict and gives her comments about the pompous futility on both sides of the conflict
DVD
2011; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jenůfa

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Program notes and synopsis in English, German and French in container.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

A Pozdravuji Vlastovky: Give My Love to the Swallows

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Tells the true story of Maruska Kuderikova, a courageous, young Moravian girl who was part of the Czech Resistance during World War II. Maruska was arrested by the Nazis for her resistance work, an experience she chronicled in a makeshift diary.
DVD
2005; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Kladivo Na Čarodějnice: Witches' Hammer

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Tells the true story of the last of the notorious witch hunts in Czechoslovakia in the 1600's. A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose goods and properties are then confiscated. After suffering an array of medieval tortures, most confess and are then burned alive as witches.
DVD
2004; 1969
Clemons (Stacks)
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Černý Peter: Black Peter

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A delightful coming-of-age comedy, Black Peter finds its humor in the keenly observed details of youthful romance, teenage dissatisfaction, and the small moments of life.
DVD
2004; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lásky Jedné Plavovlásky: Loves of a Blonde

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Story of a young woman who like her friends is very concerned with men and love. A reserve army group comes into town and she falls in love with a pianist, who after swearing eternal love leaves for his home.
DVD
2002; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Shop on Main Street

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In 1942, Tono and his wife are struggling because of his antipathy towards the fascist regime. His brother-in-law, the local fuehrer, chooses Tono to oversee a button shop owned by a sweet, harmless Jewish widow, Mrs. Lautman. When the Jews are ordered deported, the well-meaning Tono decides to shield her from the Nazis.
DVD
2001; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Hoří, Má Panenko: The Firemen's Ball

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In a small provincial town, arrangements and events surrounding the firemen's annual ball, honoring a retiring firechief, go wrong at every turn.
DVD
2002; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Žert: The Joke

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Set in Stalinist Czechoslovakia during the 1950s, this tragicomedy revolves around the consequences of a single joke: a young man is expelled from university and the Communist party and sentenced to six years hard labor for an irreverent postcard he sends to a lady friend. This leaves him cynical, bitter, and out for revenge.
DVD
2001; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

The Ossuary and Other Tales

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A collection of animated shorts by director Jan Svankmajer exploring the roles of violence, love, masculinity, nature, and music in our lives.
DVD
2006; 1964
Clemons (Stacks)
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Labyrinth of Darkness

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Includes all eight films of Czech filmmaker Jiri Barta which combine animation of objects and puppets with live-action to fashion gothic worlds of horror and fantasy infused with humor and moral examinations. Principally with sound and music but no dialogue.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Český Sen: Czech Dream

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Czech dream documents the largest consumer hoax the Czech Republic has ever seen. Filip Remunda and Vit Klusak, two of Eastern Europe's most promising young documentary filmmakers, set out to explore the psychological and manipulative powers of consumerism by creating an ad campaign for something that didn't exist.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer

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"Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. This is a collection of short works"--Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Kolya

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A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires, setting off a wild set of circumstances and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate.
DVD
2003; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Dark Blue World

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Having flown for the British R.A.F., Czech pilot Franta finds himself imprisoned in a post-World War II totalitarian Communist labor camp for "betraying" his country. Going back to the start of the war, Franta and his young protégé, Karel, escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to join the R.A.F. in fighting the Germans. This is a story about love, comradeship and sacrifice.
DVD
2002; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Ostře Sledované Vlaky: Closely Watched Trains

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Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)