Our CCMH movie night is back!
FREE to the Public
Doors Open: 6.30 p.m.
Movie Begins: 7.00 p.m.
In lieu with our WWII exhibit Vedem, which will be presented to the public in August, September and October, we will show you movies relating to this topic.
August 11, 2017 (Friday)
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid in Prague, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and acting Reichsprotektor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
September 8, 2017 (Friday)
Nicky’s Family (2013)
This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, who passed away on July 1, in 2015, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves.
October 13, 2017 (Friday)
Based on the true story of the Warsaw Zookeepers who saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages.
November 10, 2017 (Friday)
Call of Dudy – Bohemian Bagpipes Across Borders
Bagpipes are generally associated with the Celtic Fringe of Europe, but one of the richest and ethnically diverse bagpipe traditions can be found in Central Europe. In the Czech Lands and in Neighboring Bavaria this traditions once became marginalized and almost disregarded. Yet this historical musical form has survived and even managed to renew itself, to develop further on a regional scale – crossing national and linguistic borders. Call of Dudy captures the people and places which are keeping this centuries – old tradition alive today for future generations.
December 9, 2017 (Saturday)
Special Family Movie Lunch at 1.00 p.m.
Three Wishes for Cinderella
“Three Wishes for Cinderella” (1973) serves roughly the same societal role for Europe as “It’s a Wonderful Life” does in the US. It’s a magical, feel-good fantasy that brings together the community and appeals to every generation. The film is a perennial classic. In the Czech Republic it is a national landmark; part of the cultural landscape. The film is virtually a religion and played on television ritualistically on Christmas.