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NCSML to Host Film Series


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library to Host Film Series

Grab some popcorn and get comfy in the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library's Hemphill Theater for NCSML's first film series. To kick off the series, Loves of a Blonde will be screened on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love-that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings (Czechoslovakia 1965, 90 minutes). Admission is $5. Popcorn and soda also available for purchase.

Following Loves of a Blonde:

Kolya (March 14): An Academy Award-winning Czech film drama about a disgruntled musician whose life is reshaped when his new wife leaves her five-year-old son behind. Set during the brink of the Velvet Revolution, Kolya chronicles a sham marriage gone awry and a young boy caught in the middle (Czech Republic 1996, 105 minutes).

Lemonade Joe (March 21): An outrageous parody of classic Hollywood westerns. Set in Stetson City, the story opens with a brawl in the Trigger Whisky Saloon. White-clad Lemonade Joe rides into town, bringing law and order--and lemonade--to the frontier, while rescuing Winifred Goodman from the clutches of Hogofogo (Czechoslovakia 1964, 99 minutes).

The Firemen's Ball (April 4): The story chronicles a firemen's ball where nothing goes right: from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered (Czechoslovakia 1967, 71 minutes).

All films will begin at 7 p.m. Admission for each film is $5, with popcorn and soda also available for purchase. All films have English subtitles.