10th Annual Czech That Film Texas
Czech That Film Texas annually brings the best of Czech contemporary cinema to Texas. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that not only expose viewers to Czech culture, but also enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all.
The four-night festival will feature pop-up, drive-in screenings at Pioneer Farms. The films being screened will be:
- April 8: Havel, a biopic on Václav Havel’s metamorphosis from celebrated playwright to banned and jailed human rights activist to the president of Czechoslovakia
- April 13: Charlatan, inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life
- April 20: Alchemical Furnace, a documentary film that features legendary surrealist stop motion animation filmmaker Jan Švankmajer, who, at 85 years of age, is one of the most prominent artists of European cinema.
- April 27: Droneman - The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are molding the students into a shape satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party. Each of the young seminarians must decide if he will give in to the temptation and choose the easier way of collaborating with the regime, or if he will subject himself to draconian surveillance by the secret police.