The American Society of Cinematographers

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Kovacs Torn from the Flag Screening

August 20, 2008

In 1956, Hungary, a nation of 10 million, defeated the communist terror of the Soviet Union, a nation of 200 million, for 13 days. The Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight led to the worldwide decline of communism and culminated in the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Torn from the Flag, the multi-award-winning documentary thriller, is about this, one of the most remarkable events in modern history.  This sensational film was made in close collaboration with Hollywood legends Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and includes footage by both.  Torn from the Flag was Laszlo Kovacs’ last work as Director of Photography.  The film is now having its one-week, Oscar-qualifying theatrical run in Los Angeles at

ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood
6360 West Sunset Boulevard (at Vine)
Hollywood, CA 90028

August 22 - 28, 2008
12:05 pm & 2:35 pm daily