Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Extremely Hungary

Dracula, 1931

With “Hungarians in Hollywood,” now to October 27 and again on November 23, BAM honors the Hungarian directors, actors, composers, and screenwriters who have made a major impact on American cinema.

The series, which features an incredibly diverse list of films from the last 75 years, includes work by directors Michael Curtiz, Charles Vidor, and George Cukor; producers Adolph Zukor and Alexander and Zoltán Korda; actors Béla Lugosi and Johnny Weissmuller; writers Melchior Lengyel and Lajos Bíró; cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs; and composer Miklós Rózsa.

Upcoming screenings include "Souls at Sea" (tonight), "Passage to Marseille" (October 22), "Paper Moon" (October 26) and "Invisible Agent" (October 27).

All screenings are at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Tickets are $11; $8 for seniors (65 and over) and children ages five to 11, and $8 for students. For more, including a complete screening schedule, call 718-636-4100.

“Hungarians in Hollywood” is part of Extremely Hungary, a yearlong festival showcasing contemporary Hungarian visual, performing, and literary arts. Other Brooklyn-based events include Cabaret Magyar, a three-part series of fin-de-siècle cabarets with 21st-century spirit, at Galapagos Art Space. Mark your calendars for the next and last one on November 20.


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