Ze střechy Staroměstské radnice letos vznikla jedna z nejpodrobnějších fotografií všech dob: panorama Prahy s rozlišením 400 gigapixelů. Pořídil ji fotograf Jeffrey Martin ve spolupráci s japonskou firmou Fujitsu. Široká je 900 000 pixelů a je složena ze 7 000 snímků, focena byla Canonem 5DS R s teleobjektivem 600mm f/4. Je přístupná i online a detaily jsou naprosto dechberoucí.O autorovi: Jeffrey Martin je fotograf specializující se na panoramatické fotografie s obrovským rozlišením.
Czech That Film : nejblíž je to letos - to bylo - do Seattlu.
Celebrate the Best of Czech Cinema! Czech That Film returns to Seattle July 5–7 at the SIFF Film Center! This year's festival features nine films, including the award-winning Dukla 61, the award-winning Winter Flies and the powerful of Jan Palach Now in its 8th edition, the festival provides an opportunity for enthusiasts of global cinema to experience successful new Czech and Slovak films. Czech That Film is currently the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. The festival kicks off Friday, July 5, with the 5:30 screening of "Dukla 61" and a special pre-screening reception sponsored by Obec Brewing and the CCEC, followed by a special guest Q&A.
Dukla 61 2018 | 150 minutes | David Ondříček July 5, 2019 | 5:30 pm SIFF Film Center The Czech television production examines one of the country’s greatest mining tragedies. Failure to comply with safety protocol, the pressure to produce results, and an avalanche of critical errors caused a fire in a Dukla mineshaft in Haviřov on July 7, 1961, killing 108 miners. Shot in a former mine in Rakovník, this family drama pays tribute to the mining profession. The brave miners regarded their work as a mission, even though they risked their lives each and every day. Winter Flies 2018 | 85 minutes | Olmo Omerzu July 5, 2019 | 8:45 pm SIFF Film Center A rebellious teenager and his dorky, BB-gun-toting sidekick run away through the Czech countryside in a stolen Audi. Along the way, they pick up a dog and a pretty female hitchhiker as they try to elude the police. An interrogation of tall tales of exploits is contrasted against awkwardness, innocence, and adulthood. This coming-of-age road movie tells a story of adolescent friendship and the irrepressible desire to experience something even if one doesn’t know exactly what that something is – a sense of unbridled freedom. The film received the Best Director award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Patrimony 2018 | 90 minutes | Jiří Vejdělek July 6, 2019 | 12:00 pm SIFF Film Center Fashion designer Eva unexpectedly becomes a widow. Surprises continue to come when she discovers an unknown child's drawing in her late husband's possessions. Even though Eva would like to ignore the discovery, her daughter Tereza, whose life is falling apart, latches onto the idea of an estranged stepbrother. The mother and daughter set out in her late husband’s vintage car to follow the trails of his former lovers, look for old friends, and find out more about the hidden family secret. Deserter 2017 | 113 minutes | Jan Hřebejk July 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm SIFF Film Center Nazi imprisonment survivor Otto opens an upscale hair styling salon in the center of Prague where his wife and her sisters work. As his business gets underway, a looming darkness builds with the communists’ rise to power. The state expropriates Otto’s salon, putting a pompous young lad in charge. Soon it becomes apparent that Otto must disappear or risk losing his life. Will he ever find “home” again? Deserter is a tragicomic drama of harshly tested love between husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children. The film is part of director Hřebejk’s Garden Store trilogy, following three families: an air radio operator, a hair salon owner, and a garden store proprietor against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. Jan Palach 2018 | 124 minutes | Robert Sedláček July 6, 2019 | 4:30 pm SIFF Film Center Jan Palach, an uncompromising young man, made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of rousing the nation from its growing lethargy and of protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This biopic describes the last months of Palach’s life, describing his path from an affectionate son, devoted friend and sensitive philosophy student to the “Torch number 1.” The Hastrman 2018 | 100 minutes | Ondřej Havelka July 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm SIFF Film Center A strange nobleman returns after years abroad to a small Bohemian village to revitalize his family’s property at the beginning of the 19th century. Despite looking like a human, he feels closer to animals. He turns out to be the Hastrman, a water spirit who needs water to sustain his life and gain superhuman strength. In this romantic fantasy, a new love brings Hastrman unexpected happiness and an agonizing dilemma: whether to remain a wild creature or cross the boundaries of intimacy with a human. Suitor 2017 | 113 minutes | Jan Hřebejk July 7, 2019 | 4:30 pm SIFF Film Center Set in the late 1950s, the communist regime controls Czechoslovakia, and a gap has opened between the prewar and postwar generations. City girl Daniela meets country boy Mirek while staying at the garden store run by her aunt and uncle. Love begins to bloom, but Daniela’s father is furious. He has other plans for his daughter, intent on making the perfect match with an educated catch. The romantic comedy is the final instalment of director Hřebejk’s Garden Store trilogy, following three families: an air radio operator, a hair salon owner, and a garden store proprietor against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. Short Cut 2018 | 106 minutes | Jakub Šmíd July 7, 2019 | 6:45 pm SIFF Film Center Eleven-year-old Jakub can’t stand his stepsister or his domineering grandma. To make matters worse, he discovers that his hardworking mother misled him about where his father was. He is certainly not navigating any maritime vessel, as she would have him believe. Family ties are put to the test in Jakub Šmíd’s second feature. Golden Sting 2018 | 106 minutes | Radim Špaček July 7, 2019 | 8:45 pm SIFF Film Center Young Czechoslovak men learn to play basketball from American Mormons at a YMCA camp in 1938. When World War II erupts a year later, their coach is arrested and executed. A young lawyer named Franta steps in to manage the team. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, he visits the prison yard where their coach died, picking up a handful of soil and placing in a box with national colors. The team carries this talisman to the European Championship in Geneva where the Czechs miraculously win in 1946. However, everything changes again with the communist coup in February 1948. Friendships are broken, several basketball players are persecuted, and Franta is arrested. The team will go to Paris to defend their title, but can they succeed?
And, “If you are going to San Francisco …”
SF Opera Presents, “Rusalka” on June 16th 1pm Pre-Opera Talk 2pm - Opera Showing
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