Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jun 1, 2018
7:30pm

THE PUPPET MASTER: THE FILMS OF JIŘÍ TRNKA
Double Feature!
BAYAYA / OLD CZECH LEGENDS
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Comeback Company
BAYAYA
BAJAJA
1950, 75 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Jiří Trnka

A young peasant embarks on a quest to free his mother’s soul from purgatory and save three princesses from a host of hydra-headed dragons in this alternately lyrical and rousing medieval-set adventure based on Czech fairy tales.


New Digital Restoration!

OLD CZECH LEGENDS
STARÉ POVĔSTI ČESKÉ
1952, 91 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Jiří Trnka

A treasure trove of Bohemian myths is brought to life by Trnka’s magical puppet work in this folkloric hymn to the Czech land, history and people, which features a breathtaking climactic battle sequence worthy of Kurosawa.


Both films in Czech with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jun 1, 2018 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, May 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jun 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jun 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
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