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Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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April 4, 2017

A complex portrait of alienation and loneliness, this meticulously composed film is based on the true story of Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to be executed in the former Czechoslovakia. Desperate to break free from the conservative social milieu and strict sexual conventions of the 1970’s, Hepnarová resorts to a gruesome and carefully planned revenge against the society.

This screening is in Czech with English subtitles. All screenings are free and open the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; and Global Cinema Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Start: April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

April 20, 2017

Blurring the borders between fact and fiction, heroism and stupidity, Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots against the Czechoslovak communist regime. The film focuses on three protagonists, whose tragicomic tales of resistance and resilience of human spirit celebrate small rebellious acts that forever changed their lives.

This screening is in Czech and Slovak with English subtitles. All screenings are free and open the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; and Global Cinema Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Start: April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

April 21, 2017

This talk will examine the deep and often troubling change of Central European cities after the fall of state socialism by using Prague as its case. It will look specifically at following transformations: a collapse of traditional Prague-based manufacturing and relocation of labor force, the lack of socially affordable housing, the massive increase in automobile transport to the detriment of public transport, the radical change in the patterns of consumption and leisure activities, and the change in discourse about the nature of the city and its future. In the new neoliberal spirit, the city planning (as any planning) was seen as part of the suspect heritage of state socialist planned economy. The lecture will attempt to look at these and other changes as part of long term transformation that preceded the actual fall of state socialism. It also will attempt to situate those within broader trends in European urban development since the 1970’s, thus revisiting the established academic debate of what is actually socialist about socialist cities.

Petr Roubal is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History at the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Start: April 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm