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Brew & View: Želary

September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


ZelaryGrab a beer (or a soda) and take in this thoughtful film by Czech director Ondřej Trojan about a unique relationship during the Czech Resistance.

Synopsis: Two very different people meet and fall in love in Želary, the Oscar-nominated (Best Foreign Language Film) romantic epic from director Ondřej Trojan. Eliška, a sophisticated medical student, first meets Joža at a Prague hospital, where her blood saves the injured sawmill worker’s life. But Eliška also works with the Czech resistance, and when she’s betrayed to the Gestapo, Joža agrees to hide the young woman in his remote mountain village of Želary. Forced to marry the rough-hewn peasant and pose as his wife, Eliška is at first defiant and angry. But with the passing of time, she comes to realize that there’s more to Joža than first meets the eye. And so, even as World War II rages around them, Eliška and Joža soon find themselves deeply in love – until an unexpected twist of fate threatens to put their extraordinary romance to the ultimate test.

150 minutes, rated R, in Czech with English subtitles, 2003.

Your $8 ticket includes the movie and one beer or soda.

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Thank you to Gary & Cathy Rozek for sponsoring the 2015 Film Series.


September 17, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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