Film Series: The Firemen’s Ball

1967. Czech. Dir: Milos? Forman. With Jan Vostrcil. 71 min.


A small-town firefighter league prepares their annual pageant, only to become baffled by a missing lottery prize and what they deem to be a serious lack of good-looking women. Another formerly banned Czech New Wave work, Forman’s (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus) comedy provides a dark, unglamorous, yet wry slice of life.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free