Documentary Short, TRT: 12:00
Directed & Produced by Annie Silverstein
In the late 1800’s, tens of thousands of Czech immigrants settled farmland in Central Texas. They brought with them the tradition of the community dance hall, building over 1,000 halls in little towns from Temple to Anhalt. Fewer than half remain open today. Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance) profiles Sefcik Hall, in Seaton, one of the last true Czech dance halls in Texas, and the elderly folk that still come there each Sunday to wax the floor and dance the polka, even as they struggle with old age, illness, and in some cases, death.
2011 AFI Silverdocs
2011 Hamptons International Film Festival
2011 New Orleans Film Festival
2011 Port Townsend Film Festival
2011 Rockport Film Festival
2011 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
2011 Sidewalk Film Festival
2011 Squardi Altrove Film Festival
2011 WGBH World (PBS)
2011 PBS On-Line Film Festival
2011 Student Film Award, Hamptons International Film Festival
2011 Documentary Award, UT Longhorn Denius Film Showcase
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