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THE FIREMEN’S BALL & DAISIES

Monday, August 14

THE FIREMEN’S BALL
4:35   7:50

DAISIES
6:10   9:25

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

THE FIREMEN’S BALL

Directed by Miloš Forman

(1967) Bad day for the fire brigade: during the dance honoring their chief’s retirement the raffle prizes, a penitent thief is caught by too-quick light up after a no-questions-asked blackout, causing a debate whether his attempted return was judicious; the beauty pageant suffers from a paucity of willing girls; and a halt for an actual alarm is prolonged when that darned fire just won’t go out. The chief’s final close-up is one for the ages. 35mm. Approx. 73 min.
4:35, 7:50

“A delicious parody-fable of Slavic bureaucracy.”
– TIME

“Forman doesn’t push his political points, being content to let them make themselves, unfolding gracefully from the human drama. The movie is just plain funny. And as a parable it is timeless.”
– Roger Ebert

“Forman’s comedy is special. The timing and involutions of the humor are such that there is escalating laughter, while an awareness of the sadness of things — real fire, monumental pettiness — deepens as well.”
– Renata Adler, The New York Times

DAISIES

Directed by Věra Chytilová
Starring Jitka Cerhová and Ivana Karbanová

(1966) 35mm. Approx. 76 min.
6:10, 9:25

“Radically mischievous... Full of colorful experiments, dazzling collage effects and surrealist antics.”
– Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

“A madcap, Dadaist explosion of a movie that represents the Czech New Wave at its most formally radical and kookily captivating.”
– Michael Koresky

“One of the great outpourings of cinematic invention.”
–  Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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DAISIES

Monday, August 14