Czech That Film 2015: BURNING BUSH
March 29, 2015, 4:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Czech That Film 2015, Outside the Box [Office], and ELMA,
invite you and a guest to a special screening of
Screenplay by Stepan Hulik
4:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 29th, 2015
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
About Burning Bush
Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa) returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history: the shocking act of a student of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts, who in protest of the Soviet occupation, set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square on the 16th of January 1969, and died four days later. Through the story of the brave defense attorney Dagmar Buresova, who defended Palach's legacy in a doomed lawsuit, the film examines the transformations taking place in Czechoslovak society after the invasion of the armies of the Warsaw Pact in August of 1968. It depicts the beginnings of Czech and Slovak resistance against the occupation, which reached its apex with the mass protests during Palach's funeral. It also shows the nation's gradual resignation under the pressure of fear and harsher persecution.
Not Rated. Running time: 231 minutes. In Czech, with English subtitles.
Visit the Kino Lorber Website: http://www.kinolorber.com/video.php?id=1735
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).
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 3:30 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.
Czech That Film 2015 is Sponsored By
Official Trailer for Burning Bush
Name: Alessandro Ago