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Czech Noir

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles together with UCLA Film & Television Archive & Artinii present Czech Noir. Join us on April 2nd and 7th at Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum for two nights of a mix of New Wave masterpieces and lesser known, but equally compelling works.

April 2nd, 2023, 7:00 pm
The Cremator (Spalovač mrtvol, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 100 minutes, dir. Juraj Herz )
 followed by approx. 8:40 pm by US restoration premiere of  Krakatit (Krakatit, Czechoslovakia, 1948, 110 minutes, dir. Otakar Vávra)

April 7th, 2023, 7:30 pm
And the Fifth Rider is Fear (A pátý jezdec je strach, Czechoslovakia, 1965, 100 minutes, dir. Zbyněk Brynych) - US restoration premiere, introduction by Professor Pavel Jech, Chapman University.
followed by approx.9:10 pm  with  The 13th Police Station (13. revír, Czechoslovakia, 102 minutes, dir. Martin Frič)
Czech Noir: : This program offers a brief but tantalizing survey of post-WWII Czech films that draw on the influence of film noir. As Czech directors grappled with the horrors of the Holocaust and the emerging existential threats of the Cold War, they drew on the shadows and fatalism that emerged from Hollywood—as did others around the world—to express the anxieties of their specific moment. These rarely screened classics are each newly restored by the National Film Archive of the Czech Republic, with Krakatit and The 13th Police Station making their U.S. restoration premieres.

All films are in Czech with English subtitles.

For more information: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2023/new-restorations-czech-republic

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Located inside the Hammer Museum

Construction alert: The Hammer Museum lobby is under construction. Visitors may enter the museum through the parking garage during regular museum hours, or access the theater via the entrance at Lindbrook Drive.

A parking garage is conveniently located beneath the Hammer Museum and accepts credit cards or exact cash only. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd.

Admission is free. No advance reservations. Free tickets must be obtained on a first come, first served basis at the box office, where seating will be assigned.
Box Office 
The Billy Wilder Theater box office opens one hour before showtime. The theater doors open approx. 30 minutes before showtime.

Special thanks to film programmer at UCLA Film & Television Archive - Paul Malcom, Jaroslav Olsa, Jr., Aneta Campbell, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, Pavel Jech, Juraj Vojník, Lukáš Hanzal, and  Co-founders & CEOs @Artinii, Ctirad Hemelík, and Vít Krajíček.