Czech Academy Award Winners to Speak at 'Czech That' Film Fest

"In the Shadow"

Directors Zdenek Jirasky and David Ondricek will take part in Q&A sessions following screenings of their films at the May 10-June 3 event.

The second annual Czech That Film Fest opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles, where director Zdeněk Jirasky will do a Q&A after the screening of Flower Buds, which won four Czech Lion awards from the Czech Academy, the Chicago Film Festival's Silver Hugo and the Flash Forward Award at Pusan in 2012. The afterparty is at the Italian Culture Institute at 1023 Hilgard Ave.

David Ondricek's In the Shadow, which won nine Lions and the Director to Watch Award at Palm Springs Film Festival and was the Czech Foreign Oscar entry, will close the festival June 3. Czech That is presented by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles and UCLA Film & Television Archive and sponsored by Staropramen. The festival also travels to Salt Lake, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C..

2013 CZECH THAT FILM FEST SCREENINGS:

Screenings will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater (10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles):

Friday, May 10 -- Flower Buds (followed by Q&A with Jirasky)

Saturday, May 11 -- Gypsy followed by Made in Ash (double feature)

Thursday, May 16 -- Polski Film followed by Signal (double feature)

Monday, May 20 -- The House

Monday, June 3 -- In the Shadow (followed by Q&A with Ondridek)

All screened films are with English subtitles.

For tickets: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/programs/ticketing-information

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