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Film Series : Sinister, Singular, and Subversive: The Cinema of Juraj Herz

Golden Sixties: Juraj Herz

Zlatá šedesátá: Juraj Herz

2009, Martin Šulík, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 57 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jan 4th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 7th 6:00pm

This 2009 documentary on Juraj Herz features in-depth interviews and copious clips from the director's work. Interview subjects include film-world luminaries Miloš Forman, Věra Chytilová, Miroslav Ondříček, Otakar Vávra, and more. In Slovak and Czech with English subtitles. Digital video. (Description courtesy of AFI Silver)

Preceded by the opening salvo of Herz's brilliant career, THE JUNK SHOP (SBĚRNÉ SUROVOSTI, 1965, Juraj Herz, Czechoslovakia, 31 min.). Originally shot for inclusion in a key work of the nascent Czechoslovak New Wave, the 1965 omnibus film PEARLS OF THE DEEP, but then cut for time, Herz’s film more than stands on its own. A work of nonstop invention set over the course of a single day at a paper recycling facility frequented by oddballs, the film’s style is every bit as eclectic—including a sudden incursion of stop-motion animation— as the human and material curios that fill the shop. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of Metrograph/Nick Pinkerton)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Herz film on any Saturday in January, and get a ticket for the second Herz film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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