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Czech That Film Opening Evening

June 26, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM


Czech That Film is a nationally touring film festival which showcases the best in recent Czech cinema. 2015 marks the fourth year for the festival, which is organized by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles. The festival includes screenings in 18 cities across the United States. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is proud to bring Czech That Film back to Cedar Rapids for a second year in partnership with Collins Road Theatres.

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Opening Evening Package: $15 per person
Includes film screening of To See the Sea, Q&A with director Jiří Mádl, and a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a meet-and-greet at Campbell Steele Gallery in Marion. Cash bar available at the reception. Join us for this casual after-party and spend time with our special guest!

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Jiri MadlFriday, June 26 at 6:30pm
To See the Sea (Pojedeme k moři), 90 minutes, 2014, dir. Jiří Mádl
Q&A with special guest Jiří Mádl following the film

A reception with the director will take place at 8:45pm at Campbell Steele Gallery in Marion. (Options: attend the screening only for $5, or attend both the screening and the reception for $15)

6:30pm – Film screening at Collins Road Theatres
1462 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302

8:45pm. – Reception at Campbell Steele Gallery
1064 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302


Eleven-year-old Tomas receives a camera for his birthday. Wanting to become the next acclaimed director like Miloš Forman, he decides to secretly record his father, who he suspects is having an affair. With the camera as his tool, he becomes a detective intent on finding truth. In the process, he finds out more about himself and the world around him than he ever imagined. His best friend Haris also borrows the camera, putting a lens to the stark reality of his violent father.

Awards:08 EDIT FINAL3
Nominated for 5 Czech Film Critics’ Awards (2015), including Best Film, Best Direction, and Best Screenplay. Won the Children’s Jury Main Prize at the Zlín IFF 2014. Received Special Mention at Finále Plzeň and the Gorky Studio Special Prize at VOICES – Russia (2014). Won Best Film at the Motovun FF in Croatia (2014).



June 26, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


Collins Road Theatres
1462 Twixt Town Road
Marion, 52404 United States
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