Czech Heritage Museum to present 2017 Czech film, “Milada,” at The Beltonian Theatre
August 14, 2018 7 p.m.
The Beltonian Theatre
219 E. Central Ave. Belton, Tx
· Free admission. Donations accepted
For more information about "Milada" visit our "Musings" blog https://czechheritagemuseum.org/musings
The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center will screen “Milada” a film in English which tells the true story of Czech hero and democratic politician Milada Horakova (1901-1950). Milada Horakova was the only woman to be executed by the Communist regime for her political beliefs. Horakova is played by Ayelet Zurer, an Israeli actress of Slovakian descent who also starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.”
The film was originally set to screen on May 8, but due to technical difficulties another Czech film, “Divided We Fall,” was screened. The movies “Kolya” and “Zelary” were shown in June and July.
“While we were disappointed that we were not able to show “Milada” in May as advertised, we are happy that we will be able to show it this month,” said Susan Chandler, director of the Czech Heritage Museum. “Seeing a movie at the historic Beltonian Theatre is a unique experience,” Chandler said. “It feels like a social event - like something we are discovering together. The in-row dining tables and comfy seats make it almost as comfortable as home and the food is wonderful. Zechariah Baker, the owner, has brought in, especially for Czech Film Night, authentic Czechvar beer, imported from České Budějovice, Czech Republic, the medieval Budweiser brewery dating back to 1265.”
“Milada” was a featured film for the “Czech That Film” festival held across the U.S. and Canada. It screened in April during the festival at Austin’s Violet Crown Cinema.