Prague’s Bio Oko to Screen Bill Murray Retrospective

True story: a few years back while doing the press rounds for George Clooney’s Monuments Men in Berlin, Bill Murray took a spur-of-moment 5-hour train ride to Prague because “he’d never been there before.” 

He arrived in the Czech capital at midnight, where he was given an impromptu late-night tour of the city by Sherry Keneson-Hall, cultural attaché at the US Embassy in Prague. By nine the next morning, he was back in Berlin to do publicity. 

Later this month, Prague 7 cinema Bio Oko will be paying tribute to the actor – who turned 67 in September – with a week-long retrospective featuring nine of his most celebrated movies. Because, hey – why not? Any time’s a good time for Murray marathon. 

Yes, comedy classics like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and even the lesser-seen (but hilarious) What About Bob? up through Lost in Translation and some of Murray’s films with local favorite directors Jim Jarmusch (Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers) and Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) are all coming to the big screen at Bio Oko October 24 – 29. 

Here’s the full schedule: 

Tuesday, October 24
18:00: St. Vincent
20:30: Ghostbusters

Wednesday, October 25
18:00: What About Bob?
20:30: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Thursday, October 26
18:00: Broken Flowers
20:30:  Lost in Translation

Friday, October 27
18:00: Caddyshack
20:30: Groundhog Day
23:00: Coffee and Cigarettes

Saturday, October 28
18:00: Ghostbusters
20:30: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Sunday, October 29
18:00: Groundhog Day
20:30: Lost in Translation

The only iconic Murray performance missing here: Herman Blume in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore

What’s your favorite Murray movie? I’d have to go with Groundhog Day, but dipping deeper into actor’s catalogue, Quick Change, in which Murray co-stars with Geena Davis and Randy Quaid as a trio of hard-luck bank robbers, is an under-appreciated gem.

Lead photo via Facebook / BIO | OKO


Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at

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