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Screening At Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Documentary on Laszlo Kovacs, ASC and Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC

June 23, 2009

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos will screen at the Egytian Theater –
Hollywood as a part of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) this week:

Saturday, June 27, 5:15 pm
Egyptian Theater – Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 461-2020

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos was recently honored for outstanding achievement in documentary Filmmaking at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival after racking up seven festival screenings on four continents this Spring: 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Lake Arrowhead Film Festival (Winner–Special Recognition Award), Salem Film Festival, Kansas City Filmfest. The film which premiered as an official selection of the 61ST Annual Cannes International Film Festival in May, 2008 tracks a 50-year journey portraying the artistry, triumph and life long-friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs, ASC and Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC. With film school equipment, they shoot the Soviet crackdown of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Beginning with their arrival in the United States as political refugees from Hungary in February 1957 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, Deliverance, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Deer Hunter. Featuring interviews with Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock, Allen Daviau, ASC, Richard Donner, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Ellen Kuras, ASC, Leonard Maltin, Todd McCarthy,  Tatum O’Neal, Bob Rafelson, Owen Roizman, ASC, Vittorio Storaro, AIC, ASC, Jon Voight, Haskell Wexler, ASC , John Williams and Sharon Stone, their conversations are woven with awe inspiring clips from the memorable films Kovacs and Zsigmond shot. Their profound friendship forged in adversity is perhaps the greater story: Two Heroes. One Road.


No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
Directed by James Chressanthis
Cinematography: Anka Malatynska Editor: Elisa Bonora
Co-Producer: Elisa Bonora Associate Producer: Ashley Wells Lewis
Co-Executive Producers: Maboobeh Soleimanpour and Art Monterastelli
Executive Producers: Jimmy Conroy II and Dr. David Kaminsky
Produced by Tony Frere, Zachary Kranzler, Kian Soleimanpour and James Chressanthis
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