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87th Annual Sokol Camp Booya Picnic in Pine City

The picnic is filled with feasting, entertainment, and fellowship! Sunday, August 13, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Featuring the Best Booya in Pine County, you won’t want to miss this event! All Sokol members and the general public are welcome to attend. You can reunite with Sokol family and friends while enjoying a bowl of booya, a plate of halušky, or a side of cabbage rolls as the concertina plays in the background. If you’re interested in volunteering, whether to help serve food or using some muscle to move tables, please call or text Kari and Scott Muyres, Sokol Camp Booya Picnic Co-chairs at 763-226-0313. As a bonus, refreshments will be provided for volunteers!

The historic Sokol Camp is located at 19201 Woodland Acres, Pine City, Minnesota 55063

28th Annual Czech & Slovak Fall Festival

Ethnic food and beverages, vendors, dance performances, live music, silent auction, children’s games and more! Join us at the historic C.S.P.S. hall on West 7th Street in St. Paul on September 24 for an afternoon of Czech and Slovak fun! Free entry and open to all! Click here for more details.

Czech that Film!

The Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul is once again hosting Czech that Film!, a series of recently released films created in or near to the Czech Republic. Reduced admission price for CZ-SK organization members (at the box office only, mention your membership)!

Fri, 8/25, 7:00 p.m. – TIGER THEORY (2016) One of the year’s most successful Czech films, this tragicomedy follows 60-year-old Jan who comes to a fateful decision to escape his every-day life following the voluntary death of his father-in-law. Directed by Radek Bajgar. 101 min. Czech Republic. Czech with English subtitles. 

Fri, 8/25, 9:30 p.m. – THE NOONDAY WITCH (2016) Combining stunning cinematography with elegant storytelling, this chilling yet beautiful narrative follows Eliska and her eight-year-old daughter who move to a remote country house to begin a new life together only to be haunted by a terrifying mythical creature. Directed by Jiří Sádek. 90 min. Czech Republic. Czech with English subtitles. 

Sat, 8/26, 5:15 p.m. – LITTLE FROM THE FISH SHOP (2015) Everyone’s familiar with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, the story of a love capable of forgiving even the greatest betrayal. In Jan Balej’s  film—a work filled with wonderful animation and expressive puppet designs—the fairy-tale romance is replaced with a bleak portrayal of life in a city harbor, yet its enduring message remains. Directed by Jan Balej. 71 min. Czech Republic/France/Slovakia. English/Czech/French with English subtitles.

Sat, 8/26, 7:15 p.m. – I, OLGA HEPNAROVA (2016) Winner of numerous awards including Czech Lions for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, this acclaimed art film delves into the story of Olga Hepnarová, the last person to be executed in the Czech Republic, who killed eight people with a truck in 1973. Directed by Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda. 105 min. Czech Republic/Poland/France/Slovakia. Czech with English subtitles. 

Sun, 8/27, 1:15 p.m. – THE TEACHER (2016) Since the arrival of teacher Mariá Drazdechová to a suburban school in Bratislava, life has turned upside down both the students and parents. Despite Mariá’s power in the Communist Party, the town bands together to take action in this new comedy drama that was selected for inclusion in MSPIFF 2017, and stars Zuzana Mauéry in a role that won her Best Actress at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Directed by Jan Hřebejk. 102 min. Slovakia/Czech Republic. Czech with English subtitles.

Sun, 8/27, 4:00 p.m. – THE SNAKE BROTHERS (2015) In this seriocomic story rife with rough humor and a distinctly sardonic tone, the relationship between two ragged thirty-something siblings (played by real-life brothers) is put to the test. Directed by Jan Prušinovský. 111 min. Czech Republic. Czech/English/ German with English subtitles. 

 Czech That Film! Admission

$7 Film Society Members
$10 General
$8 CZ-SK organization members (at the box office only, mention your membership)
$7 Students

Following Czech That Film!, see one of Europe’s greatest miniseries in its eight-hour entirety.

WASTELAND  A Special HBO Europe Miniseries Event  from August 28–31. Showtimes will be available at mspfilm.org

Faced with a decision to either sell their land to a coal company or stick by a mayor desperate maintain their tradional way of life, a northern Czech town is torn apart by ambition, greed, and buried secrets. One of HBO Europe’s most ambitious projects, Wasteland is a long-form piece of cinematic storytelling that builds to a searing conclusion that will resonate long after the final frame.

One admission provides entry to all 8 episodes:

$12 Film Society Members
$15 General
$13 CZ-SK organization members (at the box office only, mention your membership)
$12 Students