Born 12 years ago at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and an annual event ever since, the Czech Films program is making its first journey out to other venues, visiting Los Angeles; Chicago; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; and Washington, D.C., as well as Salt Lake City over the course of eight weeks. Salt Lake City’s program will feature six films over four days, beginning Thursday with the 2010 political thriller Walking Too Fast (pictured), the story of a secret-police official in 1982 Czechoslovakia interacting with the anti-Communist dissident movement. Director Radim Špacek is scheduled to be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A session, as well as a pre-film reception for Salt Lake Film Society members only.
The program continues Friday through Sunday with Four Suns, the story of an immature man raising his adolescent son; Leaving, Václav Havel’s adaptation of his own tragic-comic play; Identity Card, a coming-of-age comedy set in 1970s Czechoslovakia; Long Live the Family, a drama about a bank manager contemplating whether to cooperate with a fraud investigation; and Matchmaking Mayor, a documentary about a dying town and its hands-on mayor. (Scott Renshaw)
Date: May 24, 2012
Time: 18:13 pm
Address: 111 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Broadway Centre Cinemas