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Black Peter: Arthouse 101: International New Wave


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Black Peter: Arthouse 101: International New Wave

Black Peter: Arthouse 101: International New Wave

Our Arthouse 101: International New Wave series heralds the directorial debut of Miloš Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) with 1964's Black Peter.

In Czechoslovakia in 1963, an aimless youth named Petr (Ladislav Jakim) begins his first job as a security guard in a busy self-service supermarket; unfortunately, he's so shy that even when he sees shoplifters, he can't bring himself to confront them. He's similarly tongue-tied around the lovely Asa (Pavla Martinkova), and during the lectures about personal responsibility and the dignity of labor that his blustery father (Jan Vostrcil) regularly delivers at home.

Winner of the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival, Black Peter helped begin the Czechoslovak New Wave with its unique exploration of teenaged life.

The Frida Cinema's Art House 101: International New Wave series has been made possible with generous support from the City of Santa Ana.

City of Santa Ana

  • Rating NR
  • Running time 89
  • Genre Arthouse 101

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Tuesday, April 30th