Research Time: 14:00-16:30, May 8th, 2018
Research Location: No. 999 Dangui Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai.
This is a powerful and exquisitely shot autobiographical portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption told by its director -reluctantly-dutiful daughter Karen, who takes you under the skin of the household she returns to for this long goodbye. With candor, warmth and much-unexpected humor, Karen’s role as family confidante, busybody, therapist and spy illuminates this extraordinary story of contemporary family survival.
The Hungarian immigrant experience is revealed and revered in this documentary by director Peter Forgacs. The filmmaker weaves photographs, home-movie footage, and interviews into an epic saga of escape and immigration, and integration and assimilation as he chronicles the wave of Hungarians who arrived in America between 1890 and 1921. From the rural countryside of Eastern Europe to EllisIsland, Hunky Blues follows the struggles of ordinary Hungarians as they travel the well-trodden path to the American Dream.