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Czech That Film 2016 Presents: SCHMITKE

April 22, 2016, 7:00 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 2016, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Artcam, invite you and a guest to a special screening of


Directed by Stepan Altrichter
Screenplay by Jan Fusek, Tomas Koncinsky, and Stepan Altrichter
Based on a Short Story by Tomas Koncinsky
Produced by Tomas Vach, Jorg Trentmann, and Radim Prochazka
7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

  • Winner – Best Debut Film, COTTBUS Film Festival 2014
  • Filmfestival Schwerin 2015 – FIPRESCI Film Critics Awards
  • Czech Film Critics' Awards 2015 – Discovery of the Year for S. Altrichter and Best Sound
  • Finale Plzen 2015 – Student Jury Award
  • Trilobit 2016 Beroun – Best Film

Followed by a Catered Reception in the George Lucas Building Lobby.

About Schmitke

Julius Schmitke is an elderly engineer whose lonely life consists mainly of unexciting work, a chatty young colleague, and the occasional strange allure of the forest. When he is assigned to repair an old turbine, which he had designed and which inexplicably keeps breaking down, he is not exactly excited about his trip to the Czech side of the Ore Mountains. The weird area full of deep forests, decayed mines and equally weird people does not fill him with trust, but when his colleague mysteriously disappears overnight, even Schmitke must head into the trees cloaked in fog. Featuring intertwining comedy exaggeration and mysterious atmosphere, the film was created as a Czech-German co-production.

Provided courtesy of Artcam. Not rated. Running time: 94 minutes. In Czech, with English subtitles.

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About Czech That Film 2016

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, April 22nd - Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 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, and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) in Los Angeles.

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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 $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago