The Danube Exodus
directed by Péter Forgács


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Film/Video
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FILMS BY PÉTER FORGACS


SATURDAY,
JANUARY 13, 2001,
7 PM


$6 ($3 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM
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JANUARY: 10 13 17 19


INTRODUCED BY THE FILMMAKER
Budapest native Péter Forgács began using amateur films in the 1980s to create The Private Hungary Series, new documentaries that draw an intriguing portrait of the "other side" of Hungarian history. His films have won prizes at festivals around the world. Forgács will participate in the Lost Images Filmmakers' Dialogue following the screening at 9:30 pm.


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Angelos' Film
directed by Péter Forgacs

ANGELOS' FILM
This historic account of Athens during World War II uses the footage of amateur filmmaker-Greek naval officer Angelos Papanasstassiou. Presented at the Nuremberg Trials as evidence of Nazi war atrocities, the footage bears witness to the intractable reality and nature of the Italian and subsequent German occupation of Greece. The recognition of the importance of making truth permanent is Forgács' great achievement and a formidable testament to his historic as well as formalist sincerity. 1999, The Netherlands, 60 minutes.
THE DANUBE EXODUS
In 1939, Captain Nándor Andrásovits set off from Budapest to Vienna on the Queen Elisabeth, one of two vessels hired for the exodus of 900 Jews. An amateur filmmaker, Andrásovits meticulously filmed the travelers during the journey. His film could have ended there, but instead documents the reality of a historical exodus in two directions. 1998, The Netherlands, 60 minutes.