|A Case for the Young Hangman|
7pm A Case for the Young Hangman Pavel Juracek, 102 mins, Czechoslovakia, 1970, 35mm
After knocking down a rabbit in a suit, a man embarks on a strange journey where he encounters an Academy of Invention whose members are all silent, a community that has eliminated the month of November (for medical reasons!) and other disturbing occurrences.
This little-seen absurdist adaptation of Gulliver's Travels
was banned shortly after it's release and ended Jurácek's film career.
Imported 35mm print!
8.55pm Late August at the Hotel Ozone Jan Schmidt, 80 mins, Czechoslovakia, 1966, 35mm
This Jurácek-scripted film is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the male species has seemingly disappeared.
Nine Amazonian women try to survive, spending their time foraging for food and hunting animals until one day they encounter a man - the last man on earth - in possession of a most interesting object.
Imported 35mm print.
Preceded by Josef Kilian's Pavel Jurácek and Jan Schmidt (1963, 38 mins)