Film Screening and Discussion: Looking into the Camera Amateur Films, Surveillance, and Experimental Video Art in Cold War Hungary

Saturday, July 21 2018
The Getty Center - Museum Lecture Hall 

6:30 p.m.
Picturesque Epochs, 2016
45 minutes (excerpts) 
Hungarian with English subtitles
The tumultuous 20th-century Hungarian history seen through the camera of painter Mária Gánóczy

7:30 p.m. 
Infermental 3, 1984 
45 minutes (excerpts) 
Experimental shorts from the first video art magazine

Excerpts from Peter Forgacs's recent production Picturesque Epochs (Private Hungary 18) and from Gabor Body's iconic video art magazine Infermental 3 (1984) feature family movies and experimentations by underground artists, showing how filmmakers in Hungary engaged with the camera to record personal memories or to create innovative visual media when the country, east of the Iron Curtain, was aligned with the Soviet Union. 

Following the screenings, Forgacs will be present for a Q&A. 

This screening complements the exhibition Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary, a collaboration with the Getty Research Institute that is on view at the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City from May 20 to August 26, 2018.

Free. Tickets Required. Please click here to reserve.