The Czech Heritage Museum & The Beltonian Theatre present
2018 Czech Film: “Talks with TGM”
WHAT: Historical period drama based on the book by newspaper journalist and novelist Karl Capek. Tomas G. Masaryk was the first president elected in Czechoslovakia after the country was formed following World War I and the dismantling of the 300-year-old Habsburg empire. Masaryk was born in Hodonin, Moravia, Czech Republic (then Austria) to a poor, working-class family. He was a philosophy professor at Charles University in Prague and later at Chicago University in Illinois. He married the American Charlotte Garrigue Masaryk and returned to Europe to serve in the Austrian Parliament, but was considered radical due to his view on a democratic government. After WWI, he was elected president and based the Czechoslovak constitution on the U.S. one. He signed the Czechoslovak Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This film is a glimpse at some of his perspective on the events surrounding the birth of the new nation of Czechoslovakia.
WHEN: Matinee at 2 p.m., Evening Showing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019
WHERE: The Beltonian Theatre, 219 E. Central Ave. Belton, Texas
WHY: Donations accepted to support the Czech Heritage Museum
CONTACT: Susan Chandler, 817-919-9095
Radio Prague show focuses on 2018 Film Talks with TGM