School of Cinema Celebrates Czechoslovak Film

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN -- Now, I don’t mean to brag, but I spent three weeks last summer in the Czech Republic as part of a Berkeley Study Abroad program on the history of refugees in Europe. So I might head over to San Francisco State University on Wednesday to get my nostalgia on by watching the 1962 Czechoslovakian film The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (also known as Baron Prásil in Czech). Karel Zeman’s fantastical blend of live action and animation takes viewers from a rocket ship to 18th-century Turkey, offering plenty of action and excitement along the way.

This screening will kick of a semester’s worth of Czechoslovakian films hosted by the School of Cinema at San Francisco State as part of its National/Regional Cinemas course. Subtitled movies will be shown Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. all through the fall, and the series is free to the public.