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Czech That Film 2015: FAIR PLAY

March 27, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Czech That Film 2015, Outside the Box [Office], and ELMA,
invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Fair Play

Directed by Andrea Sedlácková
Written by Irena Hejdová and Andrea Sedlácková
Produced by Katerina Cerná, Undine Filter,
Silvia Panaková, and Pavel Strnad
Followed by a Q&A with Andrea Sedlácková

7:00 P.M. on Friday, March 27th, 2015
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Official Entry: Best Foreign Language Film
87th Academy Awards (Czech Republic)

About Fair Play

In the 1980s in former Czechoslovakia, young talented sprinter Anna is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As part of the preparation, she is placed in a secret "medical program” where she is given anabolic steroids to better her performance. Her mother sees the drugs as Anna’s ticket out of the Iron Curtain, while Anna knows the drug is harming her body. In a story that follows the impacts of a decision, a young woman is tested by fate.

Not Rated. Running time: 100 minutes. In Czech, with English subtitles.


About the Guest

Andrea Sedlácková (Writer/Director)

Andrea Sedlácková (b. 1967, Prague) is a Czech movie and television director, screenwriter, and editor. She studied screenwriting at Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU), continuing her studies of editing and direction after emigrating to France at La Fémis in Paris (1990-93). For Czech Television she has made documentaries (e.g. What Did You Do in November?, 1994) and TV movies (e.g. A Beautiful Time, 2006). During her time in France she has been engaged mainly as an editor: her editing work on Welcome (2008) was nominated for a César, and Joyeux Noel (2005) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Both her previous features Victims and Murderers (2000) and Seducer (2002) were successfully screened in cinemas in Czech Republic, while her latest film, Fair Play, competed for the Crystal Globe at KVIFF and tours the international film festivals. She resides in both France and the Czech Republic, and at the moment she is preparing an adaptation of Josef Škvorecky’s The Cowards.

About Czech That Film 2015

From provocative premieres to award-winning masterpieces, Czech That Film features the best of contemporary Czech cinema touring 18 American cities for four months. The Los Angeles edition of Czech That Film will take place from Friday, March 27th - March 31st, 2015 at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The festival provides an opportunity for enthusiasts of international cinema in the United States to discover successful new Czech films recently awarded at both domestic and international stages.

The festival in Los Angeles is organized by the Czech Consulate in LA and Czech Centers in cooperation with USC School of Cinematic Arts, with the generous support of Milk & Honey Films, Prague Studios, Czech Tourism, and with local contributions from the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) in Los Angeles and ELMA (European Language and Movies in America).

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About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

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Official Trailer for Fair Play

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago