The American Society of Cinematographers

Loyalty • Progress • Artistry

LACMA Presents a Special Screening

with Vilmos Zsigmond and Special Guests

October 24, 2008
The artistry, triumph and lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond. With film school equipment, they shoot the Soviet crackdown of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. As refugees they struggle in Hollywood, finally breaking into the mainstream with their pivotal contribution to the "American New Wave.” with films like Easy Rider, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Five Easy Pieces, Paper Moon, Scarecrow, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the The Deer Hunter. Featuring the film artists Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock, Richard Donner, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Ellen Kuras, ASC, Tatum O’Neal, Bob Rafelson, Owen Roizman, ASC, Sharon Stone, Vittorio Storaro, AIC, ASC, Jon Voight and Haskell Wexler, ASC the  movie skillfully weaves their conversations with awe inspiring clips from the memorable films Kovacs and Zsigmond shot.


No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

Directed by James Chressanthis, ASC  • Cinematography by  Anka Malatynska • Edited by Elisa Bonora • Produced by Tony Frere, Zachary Kranzler,  Kian Soleimanpour and James Chressanthis

Friday November 14  7:30 PM

Leo S. Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
“When it comes to Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond, it's clear that the American New Wave of the late 1960's and early '70s wouldn't have flowered as it did without them."  — Leonard  Maltin