*Hori Ma Panenko (The Firemen’s Ball).*  1967.  Czechoslovakia.  Directed by Milos Forman

Hori Ma Panenko (The Firemen’s Ball). 1967. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Milos Forman. In Czech; English subtitles. 73 min.

With Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebanek, Josef Valnoha, Josef Kolb. This was the last of Forman’s five Czech films before he came to America. A riotously funny satire on small-town Czechoslovakia under Communism, featuring brilliant ensemble acting, the film provoked much controversy and legal action. The uproar brought Forman to Paris during the Soviet invasion of 1968, and he wisely decided to stay in the West.

  1. Friday, May 2, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
  2. Thursday, May 1, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
  3. Wednesday, April 30, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
This film accompanies An Auteurist History of Film.