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Independent Film Night - Thursday, February 9th @ 6:30: Protektor

Our Independent Film selection for February won 9 Czech Lions (Czech Republic’s equivalent to the Academy Awards). Set in Prague at the outbreak of World War II, it tells the story of Emil, a radio reporter and Hana, his movie star wife who are at first oblivious to the Nazi threat but soon are forced to face the implications of Hana’s Jewish heritage. As the story progresses the restrictions increase for Hana and Emil is forced to take drastic measures to protect her. This film is lush with period details and the taut plot will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The film is in Czech with English Subtitles. Run time 100 minutes. Please note: These Independent films are not rated by the MPAA and should be considered for mature audiences. The Pollard Library Independent Film night occurs on the 2nd Thursday of every month. The events are free and open to the public. Made possible by the Friends of the Library