Film screening of "Torn from the Flag" and Q&A with director Klaudia Kovacs

Torn from the Flag FlyerOn Monday, Feb. 13, from 5:30-7:30pm in the Anatol Center, there will be a screening of the film, “Torn from the Flag,” which examines the Cold War, the international decline of Communism, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Following the film, director Klaudia Kovacs will speak with the audience via Skype.

Filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and cinematography legend Laszlo Kovacs, “Torn from the Flag” has earned eight awards and honors, and was nominated for an Oscar in the “Best Documentary” category. Director Klaudia Kovacs has worked on over 40 film, theater, and television projects, and has authored nearly 200 articles.  

According to Stephen Farber (The Hollywood Reporter) and István Deak (Historian, Columbia University), “Torn from the Flag” is the “most comprehensive chronicle of the Hungarian uprising yet caught on film” and “the best documentary ever made” about this topic. The film was presented to the United States Congress and entered into the Congressional Record, and was given the Hero of the Freedom Fight Award by the President and the Prime Minister of Hungary.

This presentation of “Torn from the Flag” is part of an international film and speaking series in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the 25th anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Sponsored by the departments/programs/faculty of HIST, IST, JOUR, POSC, and RGRLL, this event is being supported by a grant from the CLA Scholarly Intersections Program.