Hungarian movies return to San Francisco!

Sun 21, October 2018

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On Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd, the popular Hungarian Film Festival will return for its fifth year to the comfortable environment of the August Coppola Theater at San Francisco State University. Lovers of Hungarian cinema will have a chance to view seven outstanding feature films made last year. The festival is unique in the United States, bringing together American-Hungarians with young budding filmmakers in the appreciation of some of the best movies from Hungary. The festival is organized by documentary filmmaker Reka Pigniczky and producer Eva Karafiath-Homor. The course is led by Professor Steven Kovacs, writer-director, with a thorough knowledge of Hungarian history and film.
The showcase of films is traditionally sponsored by the Central European California Cultural Institute and the School of Cinema of San Francisco State University. This year the festival has received additional support from The Hungarian Initiative Foundation and the Hungarian National Film Institute.
Three directors will be appearing in person to present their films. Kristof Deak will talk about his Academy Award film SING.
Director-cinematographer Zsuzsanne Geller-Varga will discuss her film ANGEL BUSINESS about Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. And the winner of the Best Director award in the Montreal Film Festival, Attila Szasz, will be presenting his dramatic feature ETERNAL WINTER about the Soviet gulag.
The festival is open to the public, admission is free. We encourage our guests to arrive early because of limited seating.
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