The 2011-2012 Alan Lutkus International Film Series season begins tonight on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7p.m. in Newton 204 with the film "Pelisky." The screening is free and open to the public.
Directed by Jan Hrebejk, "Pelisky" is the story of a Czech teenager, Michal, who has a crush on his neighbor Jindriska; however, conflicting family views threaten to interfere in their relationship. Michael's father Sebek has a strong commitment to Communism while Jindriska's father Kraus is a supporter of his country's nationalism. The events of the film occur in the spring of 1968 right before the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia with tensions amongst the country's citizens running high.
The Alan Lutkus International Film Series was established in 2003 in response to SUNY Geneseo's need for a venue solely dedicated to the screening of alternative films.