Film Series : Czech That Film 2018

A Journey To The Beginning Of Time

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1955, Karel Zeman, Czech Republic, 83 min. With Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 6th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 8th 5:00pm

This earliest feature by Czech animation and special-effects master Zeman (THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN) became a classic of the fantasy genre, and one of the most beloved childhood adventure films of all time. Through a blend of live action and animation, four resourceful young boys travel back to the primeval world in a rowboat, traversing prehistoric epochs over the River of Time. Dinosaurs and a host of fearsome creatures come thrillingly to life, including the saber-tooth tiger, dive-bombing Pteranodon, plodding Styracosaurus, big-finned Stegosaurus, duck-billed Trachodon, and more, in scientifically accurate renditions based on the palaeo-art of Zdenek Burian. A fierce dinosaur fight gets perilous, while a trek through the swamps of the Carboniferous age yields a prize. A delight for the whole family. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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