Czech That Film: GOLDEN STING
April 07 only
Director Radim Špaček in person!
Young Czechoslovak men learn to play basketball from American Mormons at a YMCA camp in 1938. When World War II erupts a year later, their coach is arrested and executed. A young lawyer named Franta steps in to manage the team. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, he visits the prison yard where their coach died, picking up a handful of soil and placing in a box with national colors. The team carries this talisman to the European Championship in Geneva where the Czechs miraculously win in 1946. However, everything changes again with the communist coup in February 1948. Friendships are broken, several basketball players are persecuted, and Franta is arrested. The team will go to Paris to defend their title, but can they succeed?
Directed by Radim Špaček. Starring Filip Brezina, Zdenek Piskula, and Patricia Volny. 106 min. English subtitles.
Presented as part of the 8th annual Czech That Film festival, showcasing the best of new Czech Cinema!
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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