Pavel Skopal Lecture

Pavel Skopal

Dr. Skopal is an Associate Professor at Masaryk University located in Brno, Czech Republic.

His lecture was scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017, at 4pm in 040 Irvin Hall. “Risky Business?: Czechoslovak Film Industry and International Co-productions with Eastern and Western European Partners, 1956-1989” was the title of his talk.

Dr. Skopal's recent research projects have been focused on local cinema culture (“History of distribution, exhibition and reception in Brno, 1945-70”, and “Local cinema history in Leipzig, 1945-1970”), culture transfer, or cinema co-productions.

Recently he has published a book based on a comparative research on cinema distribution and exhibition in Czechoslovakia, Poland and GDR in the period 1945-1970 (The Cinema culture of the Northern Triangle. Movies, Cinemas, and Cinema-goers in the Czech Lands, East Germany and Poland, 1945-1970. Brno: Host, 2014).

This event was co-sponsored by The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, The Film Studies Program and the Dept. of GRAMELAC.