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KRRR! 5th 70mm Film Fest Krnov
9. - 11. April 2010, Kino Mir 70, Krnov, The Czech Republic

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Jakub Klima, Kino Mir 70Date: 28.02.2010

Festival program, Tickets and details

Under patronage of the Municipal centre of information and culture Krnov, together with Ministry of Culture, under the patronage of town major of Krnov, the Mir 70 theatre will again be the meeting point for film enthusiasts from not only the Czech Republic but also visitors from many European counties, including Austria, Holland, France, Poland and Germany.

Apart the film excitement, every festival visitor can enjoy small exhibition of screening technique in Mir theather foyer, film posters are to be on display and some interesting comments to every film. All the visitor will have the opportunity to see „the behind the scene“ of every projection room and to see the technology at work (Meopta UM 70/35 projectors).

"The name of the festival - KRRR! – which is a part of the festival logo originated in Filmochod agency which is responsible for unified visual presentation of our event. It has several meanings: KRRR! can be seen as an interjection - a group of consonants which evokes the sound of the projector machine, or from point of view of phonetic terms a combination of voicless and consonant sounds ( velar and dental) forming (almost unpronounceable for foreigners) begining of the city name - Krnov. This original idea which approval aroused strong reactions is hoped to attract new visitors as well as fullfil expectations and standart of those faithful patrons from past years " (Taken from a official press release).

The 70mm cinema Mír 70 in Krnov is currently only one in the Visegrad Four countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary), which is able to screen 70mm film of the original, six-track magnetic stereo sound to 105 square meters of slightly curved screen. One of the main task of the festival is to recall now unused film format which dazzled visitors in its time by briliant display of details in picture and and insurmountable sound to nowdays public – DESPITE ALL THE DRAWBACKS THAT OLD AND WORN-OUT COPIES OF 70mm FILMS BRING.

With regard to 65th anniversary of the end of World War II we have selected for our festival two titles, which not only somehow reflect war theme but it will be their cinema premier in Czech Republic. The first is a biographical epic film "Patton" (1970) and the second is war spy drama "Operation Crossbow" (1965).
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Kino Mir 70
Namesti Miru 14
794 01 Krnov
The Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 554 615 050

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Kino Mir 70 manager, Mr. Pavel Tomešek and 70mm Festival Mr. Jakub Klima. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

The event is organized by the Municipal Information and Cultural Center in collaboration with town Krnov and the Association of Czech Film Clubs, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The event also cooperates with Polska Federacja dyskusyjnych klubów filmowych.

We offer favorable price of accreditation for 3 days for 600, - CZK (approx. 25 EUR), accreditation for two days 500, - CZK (students get 40% discount under 26 years of age; film club members get 20% discount on presentation of film club ID). Admissions to individual films without accreditation will range between 50-100 CZK. Number of seats sold individually will be limited according to number of accredited patrons.

All films will be shown in original version with Czech subtitles.

Should you have any further inquiries, feel free to contact us at our website. You can also proceed on-line accreditation here, or via my e-mail address.

Jakub Klíma



Weekend 70mm Program

Friday, 9. April 2010

14:00 - Superman the Movie
17:00 - Capricon One
19:45 - Patton
22:15 - Small „Get Together“ (to 5th anniversary of 70mm film fest in Krnov)

Saturday, 10. April 2010

10:00 - Operation Crossbow
13:00 - Gandhi
17:00 - Batman
19:45 - Aliens
22:15 - The Exorcist

Sunday, 11. April 2010

10:00 - Range of fragments („left-overs“) of various musical films.
12:45 - Operation Crossbow
15:15 - Patton
19:45 - Aliens

2010 Festival Pass

Includes admission to all screenings during the three days. It does not include accommodation.

Festival Pass Price: 600 CZK/ approx. 25 EUR (it may change due exchange rate).

Reservation will be accepted by Jakub Klíma or at this page (coming soon).

Film information

Superman - USA /VB/Kanada 1978, 143 min., rež. Richard Donner, film, který přivedl k životu komiksovou legendu, 3x nominace Oscar

Superman (143 min. + introduction) 70 mm 6 Track Dolby Stereo. Cinema premier in the Czech Rep. 9th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

allmovie.com: Richard Donner's big-budget blockbuster Superman: The Movie is an immensely entertaining recounting of the origin of the famous comic book character. Opening on Krypton (where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father), the film follows the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) as he's sent to Earth where he develops his alter-ego Clark Kent and is raised by a Midwestern family. In no time, the movie has run through his teenage years, and Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, where he is a news reporter. It's there that he falls in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who is already in love with Superman. But the love story is quickly sidetracked once the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) launches a diabolical plan to conquer the world and kill Superman. Superman: The Movie is filled with action, special effects and a surprising amount of humor.
Kozoroh jedna (Capricorne One) – USA/VB 1977, 123 min., rež. Peter Hyams, ani 41 let po přistání člověka na Měsíci neutuchají konspirační teorie o jedné velké blamáži. Této teorie využili i tvůrci filmu, pouze Měsíc zaměnili za Mars. Mise byla podvod, vraždy byly skutečné.

Capricorne One (123 min. + introduction) 70 mm 6 Track Stereo. Premiéra v ČR 1.12.1979 – Premier on 70 mm 24th April 1979 in cinema Mir 70 (almost 8 months earlier than on 35 mm).

allmovie.com: Astronauts Charles Brubaker, John Walker, and Peter Willis (James Brolin, O.J. Simpson, and Sam Waterston, respectively) are hailed as heroes when they become the first men to be rocketed to Mars. Actually the space travelers are as phony as their mission controller, Dr. James Kelloway (Hal Holbrook); to avert a failure that might cost the space program its funding, the Mars-bound vessel has been sent up without a crew, while the helmeted astronauts sit on a movie soundstage, pretending to be in outer space for the benefit of the TV cameras. Unfortunately the Mars ship crashes on arrival, making the astronaut trio thoroughly expendable. Investigative reporter Robert Caulfield (Elliott Gould), who's smelled a rat all along, races against time to prevent NASA from "terminating" the hapless astronauts in order to cover up the conspiracy.
Generál Patton (Patton) - slavnostní zahájení přehlídky - USA 1970, 172 min., rež. Franklin J. Schaffner, vyobrazení kariéry kontroverzního amerického generála během 2. světové války, 7x Oscar včetně Nejlepší film

Patton (172 min. + introduction + intermission) 70 mm DTS. Cinema premier in the Czech Rep. 9th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

“Patton” (2:50) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames pr. second. Principal photogrpahy in: Dimension 150. Presented: on the curved screen in Dimension 150 and 6-track DTS digital sound. Format: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1969. World premiere: 04.02.1970 Criterion, NYC; USA.

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Written by Francis Ford Coppola & Edmund H. North. Produced by Frank McCarthy. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Photographed by Fred J. Koenekamp. Edited by Hugh Fowler

George C. Scott (Gen. George S. Patton Jr.), Karl Malden (Gen. Omar N. Bradley), Stephen Young (Capt. Chester B. Hansen), Michael Strong (Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver), Carey Loftin (Gen. Bradley's driver), Albert Dumortier (Moroccan Minister), Frank Latimore (Lt. Col. Henry Davenport)

In 1943 North Africa, George Patton (George C. Scott) assumes command of (and instills some much-needed discipline in) the American forces. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel (Karl Michael Vogler), Patton drives back "The Desert Fox" by using the German's own tactics. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery (Michael Bates). Performing brilliantly in Italy, Patton seriously jeopardizes his future with a single slap. While touring an Army hospital, the General comes across a GI (Tim Considine) suffering from nervous fatigue. Incensed by what he considers a slacker, Patton smacks the poor soldier and orders him to get well in a hurry. This incident results in his losing his command-and, by extension, missing out on D-Day. In his final campaign, Patton leads the US 3rd Army through Europe. Unabashedly flamboyant, Patton remains a valuable resource, but ultimately proves too much of a "loose cannon" in comparison to the more level-headed tactics of his old friend Omar Bradley (Karl Malden). Patton won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Scott, an award that he refused.

Academy Award Winner
Best Actor in a Leading Role George C. Scott
Refused to accept the nomination and the award, because he did not feel himself to be in any competition with other actors.
Frank McCarthy, the film's producer, accepted the award on Scott's behalf at the ceremony, but returned it to the Academy the next day in keeping with Scott's wishes.

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Urie McCleary, Gil Parrondo, Antonio Mateos & Pierre-Louis Thévenet
Best Director Franklin J. Schaffner
Best Film Editing Hugh S. Fowler
Best Picture Frank McCarthy
Best Sound Douglas O. Williams & Don J. Bassman
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced Francis Ford Coppola & Edmund H. North

Academy Award Nomination
Best Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp
Best Effects, Special Visual Effects Alex Weldon
Best Music, Original Score Jerry Goldsmith

Operace Crossbow (Operation Crossbow) - VB 1965, 115 min., rež. Michael Anderson, v tomto špionážním válečném dramatu se spojenečtí agenti snaží infiltrovat německé výzkumné raketové pracoviště. Akční fikce na základě historické anglo-americké operace Crossbow zaměřené na likvidaci raket dlouhého doletu V1 a V2.

Operation Crossbow (115 min. + introduction) 70 mm 6 Track Stereo. Cinema premier in the Czech Rep. 10th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

allmovie.com: This big-budget, big-studio espionage film is set in the last years of World War II. George Peppard, Tom Courtenay and Jeremy Kemp parachute into Germany, with orders to destroy the Nazis' V-1 rocket base at Peenemunde. Given the order of billing, guess which special operative survives the longest. This being an MGM production, Peppard has time to commiserate with Sophia Loren, the wife of the Nazi collaborator whom Peppard is pretending to be. If you're wondering about the film's outcome, remember who won the war. Operation Crossbow failed badly in its first release; MGM, deciding that the title misled moviegoers into thinking that the picture was a "Robin Hood" derivation, cleared up matters by renaming the film The Great Spy Mission.
Gándhí (Gandhi) - VB/Indie 1982, 191 min., rež. Richard Attenborough, Biografie Mohandase K. Gándhího, nenápadného právníka, ze kterého se stala díky jeho filozofii nenásilí a přímého protestu vůdčí duchovní osobnost Indie. Příběh Mahátmy Gándhího a jeho vzestupu z postu bojovného právníka v Jižní Africe až na pozici duchovního vůdce v Indii. 8x Oscar včetně Nejlepší film + 3x nominace

Gandhi (191 min. + introduction + intermission) 70 mm 6 Track Dolby Stereo. Cinema premier on 70 mm film in the Czech Rep. 10th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

allmovie.com: It was Richard Attenborough's lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. When it finally reached fruition in 1982, the 188-minute, Oscar-winning Gandhi was one of the most exhaustively thorough biopics ever made. The film begins in the early part of the 20th century, when Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. In the horrendous "slaughter" sequence, more extras appear on screen than in any previous historical epic. The supporting cast includes Candice Bergen as photographer Margaret Bourke-White, Athol Fugard as General Smuts, John Gielgud as Lord Irwin, John Mills as the viceroy, Martin Sheen as Walker, Trevor Howard as Judge Broomfield, and, in a tiny part as a street bully, star-to-be Daniel Day-Lewis. Gandhi won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
Batman - USA/VB 1989, 126 min., rež. Tim Burton, Gotham City je sužováno gangstery, které vede kyselinou děsivě znetvořený Joker, na scénu ovšem nastupuje Temný rytíř... 1x Oscar

Batman (126 min. + introduction) 70 mm 6-Track Dolby Stereo. Cinema premier on 70 mm film in the Czech Rep. 10th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

allmovie.com: Behind the black cowl, Gotham City superhero Batman is really millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who turned to crimefighting after his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes. The only person to share Wayne's secret is faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough). The principal villain in Batman is The Joker (Jack Nicholson) who'd been mob torpedo Jack Napier before he was horribly disfigured in a vat of acid. The Joker's plan to destroy Batman and gain control of Gotham City is manifold. First he distributes a line of booby-trapped cosmetics, then he goes on a destruction spree in the Gotham Art Museum while the music of Prince blasts away in the background, and finally he orchestrates an all-out campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Gothamites, hoping to turn them against the Cowled One. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) becomes the love of Batman's life-which of course plays right into the Joker's hands. Photographed by Roger Pratt, designed by Anton Furst, and scored by Tim Burton's favorite composer Danny Elfman, Batman was a monstrous box-office hit, making $100 million in the first ten days of release--$82,800,000 in North America alone. Incidentally, Billy Dee Williams' comparatively small role as DA Harvey Dent was originally designed to set up the sequel, wherein Dent was to convert into master criminal Two-Face; but by the time the producers got around to that character in 1995's Batman Forever, Two-Face was played by Tommy Lee Jones.
Vetřelci (Aliens) – USA/VB 1986, 137 min., rež. James Cameron, druhý díl ságy, tentokrát ne všichni proti jednomu, ale Ripleyová se skupinou speciálně vycvičených vojáků proti tisícihlavé smrtící síle vetřelců na nedávno osídlené kolonii. 2x Oscar + 5x nominace

Aliens (137 min. + introduction) 70 mm 6-Track Dolby Stereo. Cinema premier on 70 mm film in the Czech Rep. 10th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

allmovie.com: Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster and a seven-time Oscar nominee. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed after an attack by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. Adrift in space for half a century, Ripley grapples with depression until she's informed by her company's representative, Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) that the planet where her crew discovered the alien has since been settled by colonists. Contact with the colony has suddenly been lost, and a detachment of colonial marines is being sent to investigate. Invited along as an advisor, Ripley predicts disaster, and sure enough, the aliens have infested the colony, leaving a sole survivor, the young girl Newt (Carrie Henn). With the soldiers picked off one by one, a final all-female showdown brews between the alien queen and Ripley, who's become a surrogate mother to Newt. Several future stars made early career appearances in Aliens (1986), including Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Reiser.
Vymítač ďábla (The Exorcist) - USA 1973, 122 min., rež. William Friedkin, hororová klasika, která v době uvedení vyvolala skandál světového formátu. 2x Oscar + 8x nominace

The Exorcist (122 min. + introduction) 70 mm 6-Track Dolby Stereo. Cinema premier on 70 mm film in the Czech Rep. 10th April 2010 in cinema Mír 70.

allmovie.com: Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film's original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman's Oscar-winning sound work.


The Hotel Pepa. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

For more information, please, contact Jakub Klíma or

Hotel Pepa ****
Zámecké náměstí 7
794 01 Krnov
tel.: 554 611 005, 554 610 806

Hotel Steiger ****
tel: +420 554 610 222
mobil: +420 603 272 505
e-mail: info@hotelsteiger.cz

Hotel Cvilín ****
Vyhlídka Krnov s.r.o.
Výletní 7,
794 01 Krnov
tel.: 554 625 275, 554 625 255, 777 559 019
The majestic Kino Mir 70 cinema in Krnov, Czech Republic.

Penzion Koliba
Švabinského 7,
794 01 Krnov
tel.: 554 612 803

Pension Eso
Bezručova 29
794 01 Krnov
tel./fax: 554 618 095

Penzion Šelenburk
V Zálesí 31
794 01 Krnov
tel.: 554 614 900

Thanks & Credits

Your tickets are ready for the beautiful Kino Mir 70.

The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help.

The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help:

- Francois Carrin, France
- Duncan McGregor, Bradford, UK
- Geraldine Higgins, Hollywood Classic, UK
- Kevin Barrett, 20th Fox, USA
- Richard Huhndorf, Warner Bros. , UK
- Hans Haenssler, Germany

Special thanks to Thomas Hauerslev, Herbert Born, Francois Carrin and Jaromír Blažejovský from Masaryk University for their invaluable help,

Michael Málek, Radomír D. Kokeš and Jakub Václavek who were asked about short introductions.

Many thanks go to Pavel Tomešek, the head of cinema Mir 70 in Krnov, officals of culture department of Krnov, namely to manager of the project Marcela Procházková, (MIKS) for their neverending work.

Many thanks to wonderful people from AČFK, Filmochod, Jan Nálepa, Adélka Kokešová, our families and many others for their endeavour work and support.

2010 Credits

Manager of the project: Marcela Procházková

Director of the Mir 70 theather and founder: Pavel Tomešek

Projectonists: Petra Pokorná, Martin Bodešínský, Pavel Tomešek and Martin Leskovský

Sub-titling: Martin Bodešínský

Preparation of film copies: Pavel Tomešek

Web/visual artworks: www.filmochod.cz


Jakub Klima
CSL. Armady 35/811
Krnov 794 01
The Czech Republic

Phone: +420 775 919 059

Projectors will be on display display in the in Mir 70 foyer and everyone will be invited to visit the projection room.

A small breakfast before the morning screening and some refreshment during the whole seminar will on sale for all visitors
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