The Firemen's Ball
Dir. Milos Forman (1967). Released at the height of the Prague Spring and immediately banned, Milos Formans funniest, subtlest, and most political film focuses on a benefit staged by a group of inept, officious, mildly corrupt volunteer firefighters. Its impossible to miss the parallel between them and the then leading segment of Czech society.
Fri., March 25, 3 p.m., 2011
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