Czech It Out

The film of the Czech Republic may not have the cultural cachet of the cinema of such powerhouse nations as France, but there’s still plenty to enjoy. And cinephiles can now check it out at Czech That Film, a program of five recent films showing this week at the Sie FilmCenter. “For a relatively small country, they have an amazing output of film every year,” promises Brit Withey, artistic director of the Denver Film Society. “On the whole, the films tend to be somewhat dark or dark comedies, and I think that holds true with the films we’re playing. For five films, this is a really diverse taste of Czech cinema.”

The series opens with Alois Nebel, a hallucinatory animated film, and ends Friday with In the Shadow, a noir about a jewelry heist set in 1950s Communist-era Prague. In the Shadow director David Ondrícek will appear at the closing-night screening, with a reception following.

Alois Nebel screens tonight at 7 p.m., followed by Innocence at 9:30 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $10 ($8 for DFS members) for the first four films, and $12 to $15 for closing night. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Wed., May 29, 7 p.m., 2013

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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