Theater brings international flair to Brentwood this month

January 5, 2014 by  

El Campanil Theatre will continue its International Film Showcase in a couple of weeks, giving people in Brentwood and Antioch the opportunity to see foreign films not screened in mainstream U.S. theaters.

The theater will screen ‘Dark Blue World’, a film from the Czech Republic. The movie was directed by Christian Carion, who also directed ‘Koyza’, which won an Academy Award.

Dark Blue World is set in 1939, just after the German invasion of Czechoslovakia, and in the time after the war. In it, several pilots leave Czechoslovakia and join the Royal Air Force in England. At the end of the war, they end up imprisoned in labor camps in Czechoslovakia, accused of being anti-Communist. The movie jumps back and forth between time in the camps and time during the war.

The film is in French, German, and English, and subtitled in English. It stars Benno Fuhrmann and Diane Kruger, and is about 116 minutes long.

The theater could consider using postcard printing to promote the screening and to highlight upcoming movies in the International Film Showcase. It will offer two screenings of the film on January 19, at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Tickets for the film are $8 for adults and $7 for people over the age of 62. People can purchase tickets at the theater’s website, by phone or at the door. A fee of $1.50 applies for tickets bought online and of $2 for tickets purchased over the phone.