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Anthropoid

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Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the code name for the secret Czechoslovakian mission to assassinate Nazi SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution to the Jewish question, was the Reich's third in command and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Dernier des Injustes

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In 1975, in Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadtghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" (according to Nazi terminology) not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto. 2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 - without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved - exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town "given to the Jews by Hit [...]
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Once

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A Guy lives in Dublin. He is a guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day. By night, he sings and plays for money on the Dublin streets. A Girl from Czechoslovakia loves to play the piano when she gets a chance. During the day she does odd jobs. At night she takes care of her mom and her daughter. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other. Girl helps Guy put together a demo disc so he can take it to London in hope of landing a music contract. At the same time, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.
DVD
2007
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A Grin Without a Cat

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Collects archive footage from the Vietnam War, antiwar protests in the United States, the 1968 student riots in Paris, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the coup in Chile that ended Salvador Allende's presidency, Che Guevara and Regis Debray in Bolivia, the Shah of Iran, Fidel Castro, and more; to explore the history of political upheavals during the 1960s and 1970s.
DVD
2008; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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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)
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Ten Minutes Older: The Cello

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"With complete creative freedom, eight internationally renowned directors bring their own unique interpretation of 'time' to the screen ... [This programme] takes in all human experience: birth, death, love, sex, the drama of the moment, history and ancient myth; and a great variety of locations from the jungles of South America to the streets of New York. Combined together in a feature film, their individual work gains new meanings and presents an intriguing and exciting experience for all film-lovers"--Container.; (Histoire d'eaux) As a means of coping with the present, an Indian migrant laborer in Italy has hopeful daydreams about the future and wistful reminiscences about the past.; (About time 2) The filmmaker, the writer, and the actors use three of the four split screens. In [...]
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Casablanca

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Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important.
DVD
2010; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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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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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)
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Hangmen Also Die

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Pursued by the Germans after the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Dr. Svoboda enlists the aid of a young woman who is oblivious to the lethal crosscurrents that surround her in Czechoslovakia. As she learns more about the mysterious doctor, she grows aware of the involvement of her father and fiance in the resistance, and soon finds herself entangled in the revolution's secret operations.
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Big Red One

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Named for the insignia of the First Infantry Division, this World War II combat film follows a handful of young GIs and their sergeant as they battle their way from North Africa through Sicily, Omaha Beach and Belgium to the ultimate horror of the concentration camp at Falkenau, Czechoslovakia.
DVD
1999; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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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)
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Alice: &, Darkness Light Darkness

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Alice: A little girl follows an elusive White Rabbit and so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action in Švankmajer's surreal version of Alice's adventures in Wonderland.; Darkness light darkness: A man literally constructs himself within the confines of a very small room--a potent allegory of Švankmajer's life in Eastern Europe.
DVD
2006; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Prague '68: Summer of Tanks

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Describes the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Consists of actual radio broadcasts from the Radio Building in Prague and from underground stations during and after the invasion. Includes details of disastrous events, yet stresses the importance of calm and dignity and the continuing hope for a peaceful settlement.
VHS
2001; 1968
Ivy (By Request)
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Le Fond de L'air Est Rouge: A Grin Without a Cat

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Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
VHS
2002; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Le Fond de L'aur Est Rouge: A Grin Without a Cat

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Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
VHS
2001; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
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Czechoslovakia, Land of Triumph and Tradition

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Presents a tour of Czechoslovakia with a look at the history that lies behind its struggle for democracy.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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1987
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Prague Spring: A Film

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"In 1968 Alexander Dubcek's attempt to liberalize Communist rule in Czechoslovakia and to creat "socialism with a human face" resulted in Soviet tanks in the streets of Prague. This program presents both the political detente behind Brezhnev's position and the dissent that was silenced within the Warsaw Pact alliance. In addition to extensive archival footage, contemporary interviews with leading Dubcek opponent Vasil Bilak; Jiri Pelikan, Czech radio director-general; Eduard Goldstuker of the Czech Writers Union ; Izvestia correspondent Vladlen Krivosheyev ; Grigori Yashkin, retired Soviet Army general ; and Werner Mantzsch, GDR Army political officer, provide insights that reveal the dissent within the Eastern Bloc countries in the 1960's.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)