Karlovy Vary pix tour US

PRAGUE — The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is hitting the road via the Freedom Festival, which plays Washington, D.C., today through Saturday. Presented by the American Cinema Foundation, the Freedom Festival has, at its core, a selection of films from the 51-year-old Czech fest.

Karlovy Vary program director Eva Zaoralova represents the Czechs in Washington, where actor Robert Duvall is guest at the opening gala.

Although fest president Jiri Bartoska will miss the D.C. show due to acting commitments in Prague, he’ll lead the Karlovy Vary delegation in L.A., when the Freedom Festival has a replay there Feb. 26-March 5.

The two-city event is the first part of an effort to increase the Czech fest’s international image and impact. Although Karlovy Vary is one of the biggest film events in Central and Eastern Europe, the Czechs have had an uphill battle in attracting attention in the West.

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