Czech That Film 2017 Presents: THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS

March 30, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Czech That Film 2017, Outside the Box [Office], The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, ELMA: European Languages and Movies in America, and CinemArt, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Devil's Mistress

Presented by Czech That Film 2017

Directed by Filip Renc | Screenplay by Ivan Hubac
Produced by Jiri Jurtin and Peter Kovarcik

Followed by a Q&A with Filip Renc

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 30th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


From 6:00 - 7:00pm, there will be a reception in the George Lucas Building Lobby, featuring Slivovitz (fruit brandy) tasting, Czech wine & beer, and chlebicky (traditional Czech open sandwiches).

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About The Devil's Mistress

She turned down Hollywood to become Goebbels's lover: Lida Baarová, Berlin, 1934.

It's the dream of everyone involved in filmmaking: to work at the "Hollywood of Europe," the Babelsberg Film Studios outside of Berlin. Though already well-known in her native Czechoslovakia, ambitious young Czech actress Lida Baarová has just obtained her first screen role in a major feature film. She knows she can only make a career in the Reich; but she doesn't yet know the price she will have to pay...

Lida speaks her mind, enjoys the high life, and soon lives together with German star Gustav Fröhlich. A relationship with a very different man soon takes center stage in her life: Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, who burns with passion for the Czech beauty. Their affair comes crashing to an end when Goebbels' wife Magda personally begs Hitler to intervene, a request the Führer – also infatuated with Lida – is eager to comply with.

Though she, too, claims to be apolitical, she clearly enjoys mingling among the top echelons of Reich celebrities. Without Goebbels' backing, however, Lida is banned from filming, and forbidden to leave the Reich. Harder times are in store for her after the war, when she is even put in jail as a Nazi collaborator. She flees Czechoslovakia before the Communist coup in 1948 and, ever the opportunist, manages to build a new career for herself in Salzburg.

Provided courtesy of CinemArt. Not rated. Running time: 106 minutes. In Czech and German, with English subtitles.

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About the Guest

FILIP RENC (Director)

Filip Renc was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Since his childhood, he already proved his enthusiasm for movies and drama. As a young boy he appeared in several movies, including Julek (1980) and Leve kridlo (1983). During his studies at FAMU (Film and TV School of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) he created documentaries (Zapadakov, Srdicko) for which he was awarded at the International film schools festival in 1987 and 1988. His debut movie Requiem for a Maiden was also a great success at the Czechoslovakian film festival FORUM in Bratislava. In the following years he directed a number of successful movies, including From Subway with Love (2005) and At Your Own Risk (2008). He directed not only movies but also TV commercials and even music videos. He also wrote screenplays which he later directed himself, such as The Rebels (2001), Valka barev (1993) and Requiem for a Maiden (1991). Filip Renc made numerous appearances as an actor, for an instance, in The Ride (1991) and even his own Requiem for a Maiden (1991).

Filip Renc achieved great success with his movie Rebelove. In 2001, he won the Bonton Company Award and the Children's Jury Main Prize in the Feature Film - Youth category with this movie. The Rebels also won him the Audience Award in the Most Popular Film category and Filip Renc was nominated together with Daniel Dvorak for Best Art Direction at the Czech Lion awards. His movie adaptation of Michal Viewegh's From Subway with Love (original title Roman pro zeny), was also well received by critics and by the public. In 2006, the movie From Subway with Love received two nominations - for the Best Film Poster and for the Best Supporting Actress (Simona Stasova) at the Czech Lion Awards. This movie also won Filip Renc the Box Office Award in the same year.

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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.




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