Film Society Home
Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 4:00pm
Roycroft Power House
39 South Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052
1996 - 111min - Czech, Russian, Slovak
Click here to view trailer
Sunday, July 15th, 2018 - 4:00pm
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. She takes advantage of the situation to emigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather - Louka.
The film has received widespread critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film. It was also the very first film shown by the Roycroft Film Society (then the Aurora Art Films) 20 years ago.
Tickets for the film are:
$6.00 for members
$8.00 for non-members
Purchase tickets directly at the door of the Parkdale School the day of the show.
Group Sales Program
Book a group of eight or more to attend one of our art films and receive a special group discount.
The Group rate is $6.00 per person
For questions, or to book your group please contact Alan Nowicki at (716) 655-0261 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Group sales must be paid in advance and there are no refunds.
Upcoming Schedule & Previous Films
Take a look at our upcoming schedule of movies, as well as previous films we've screened in the recent past. Please understand that the schedule may change due to availability of titles or other unforeseen issues.
Membership is available for those interested in receiving a discounted rate, an email newsletter, film discussion, as well as future promotions and events. To become a member or renew your membership please click on the RFS Membership Application. You do not have to be a member to attend the films.
Would you like to become a Sponsor for one or more of our film screenings? We have a variety of levels and benefits for an individual or business to help us continue offering quality films to Western New York. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities please click on the RFS Sponsorship Information.