TORN FROM THE FLAG (97 min) USA/Hungary – Documentary Directed by Klaudia Kovacs In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, we will be screening this multi-award winning documentary.  The film encompasses the tense Cold War era (1945–1991) and presents the rivalry of the superpowers during that time. It shows the 1956 Hungarian Revolution as the first catalyst for the future decline of the communist system, and as a remarkable turning point for the advancement of democracy. The film’s Hungarian title is A lyukas zászló. Torn from the Flag was made primarily for international theatrical release and television distribution. It was screened all over the world winning various accolades and awards. The film also participated in the 2009 Oscar competition in the ”Best Documentary” category. (Paramount Cinema – 8pm)

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