Czeching Out: The Early Films of Milos Forman

9/4/08 to 9/13/08

In seminal works of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman brilliantly mocked an authoritarian system in decline. Then, in the seventies, he discovered new satiric territory: America. This series witnesses Forman stepping out from behind the Iron Curtain.

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  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

    • Saturday, September 13 8:15 PM

    Mark Berger in Person. Jack Nicholson is more mad than crazy in Forman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel. “Powerful, smashingly effective.”-New Yorker

  • Taking Off

    • Thursday, September 11 6:30 PM

    Lynn Carlin and delightfully deadpan Buck Henry are suburbanites baffled by youth culture in Forman's first American film. “Brings the stark weirdness of '70s life into sharp relief.”-Village Voice

  • The Firemen's Ball

    • Sunday, September 7 5:45 PM

    Forman's droll bureaucratic fable is “a poignant, hilarious movie in a rare genre, a tragicomedy of old age.”-Raymond Durgnat

  • Loves of a Blonde

    • Saturday, September 6 6:30 PM

    In a town where women outnumber men by 16 to 1, what's a girl to do? Forman's tender and funny tale is a Czech New Wave classic.

  • Audition

    • Thursday, September 4 6:30 PM

    Forman and Ivan Passer use a pair of musical competitions to frame a sly look at the generation gap in early-'60s Czechoslovakia.

  • Black Peter

    • Thursday, September 4 8:15 PM

    Forman's comedy about a teen working as a store detective captures the painful, blissful banality of adolescence in an authoritarian society.