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JHU Film Fest Presents: The Fireman’s Ball

April 2018

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$11 regular admission
$9 matinees (before 6pm)
$9 students/seniors/active military with valid ID
$8 MdFF Members
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Director: Miloš Forman


1967, 1 hour 13 minutes

Program Notes

You are cordially invited to the 21st Johns Hopkins Film Festival! This year, the theme is PROM! Galas, pageants, jubilees, and everything in between!   We close with the raucously funny THE FIREMEN'S BALL, a 1967 comedy film directed by the great Miloš Forman who passed away this week at the age of 86. It is set at the annual ball of a small town's volunteer fire department, and the plot portrays the series of disasters that occur during the evening. The film uses few professional actors – the firemen portrayed are primarily played by the firemen of the small town where it was filmed. In its portrayal of the prevailing corruption of the local community, and the collapse even of well-intentioned plans, the film has widely been interpreted as a satire on the East European Communist system, and it was "banned forever" in Czechoslovakia following the Soviet invasion of 1968.   April 21st, at 4pm. This screening is on 35mm!     For more info on the JHU Film Festival visit:

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