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Alice

$21.95 | 91 minutes

Disney + Buuel = Svankmajer's ALICE." An unusual dramatization of a classic children's story, from Czech master animator Jan Svankmajer. This loose retelling of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" dives headlong into the story's more sordid, psychological dimensions. Svankmajer's rabbit hole is deeper&hellip…

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Caravan/Prague: The Uneasy Road to Change

$17.95 | 76 minutes

A bicycle caravan – with the theme, "Money or Life" – travels 500 miles across Europe to join protests in Prague against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The goal is to create a mobile utopian community which will be a living counter-example to the values of these powerful financial institutions. The landscape&hellip…

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Czech Dream

$11.95 | 88 minutes

CZECH DREAM is a funny and provocative look at the effects of rampant consumerism on a post-communist society. CZECH DREAM has also caused some controversy, provoking extreme reactions in the Czech people and media and even being discussed in Czech Parliament. With the recent entry of the Czech Republic and other…

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Jacob the Liar

$17.95 | 96 minutes

Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews, Jacob overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. Eventually, he decides to pass on the news of hope to his fellow prisoners. However, in order to be believed, he feigns access to a radio and becomes a bulwark against despair, and a reluctant but tragic hero. Remade&hellip…

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Lunacy

$23.95 | 118 minutes

This is a largely live-action film from the legendary Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmeyer, best known for his brilliant, twisted animation. The dark LUNACY is in the same vein as that work, an allegorical "philosophical horror movie" influenced by the work of the Marquis de Sade and Edgar Allen Poe about freedom and control, with an impressive&hellip…

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