Hunky Blues The American Dream film by Péter Forgács

The internationally acclaimed director and recipient of the Erasmus Award in 2007,
Péter Forgács created a documentary exploring the fate of hundred thousands
of Hungarian men and women who arrived to the United States between
1890 and 1921. To tell their sagas Forgács weaved this grand epic
from the early American cinema, found footage, photographs and
interviews. The film reveals the difficult moments of arrival,
integration and assimilation, which eventually fed the
happiness of the later generations and their
fulfillment of the American dream.

World Premier

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

May 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

212 708 9400

National Gallery of Art - East Building

May 10, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
4th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington D.C. DC 20565
202 737 4215
Admission free

Hunky Blues was created specially for EXTREMELY HUNGARY, a yearlong festival
showcasing contemporary Hungarian visual, performing, and literary
arts in New York and Washington, DC, throughout 2009.

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