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Hunky Blues

The American Dream

Péter Forgács the reknown Hungarian filmmaker composed a poetic documentary exploring the fate of hundred thousands of Hungarian men and women who immigrated to the United States between 1890 and 1921. To tell their sagas Forgács weaved this grand epic from the early American cinema, found footage, photographs and interviews. The film reveals the difficult moments of arrival, integration and assimilation, which eventually fed the happiness of the later generations and their fulfillment of the American dream.


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http://www.amazon.com/Hunky-Blues-Peter-Forgacs/dp/B004TRJRCC


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Credits


2009 - 100 minutes - HD
Director: Péter Forgács
Producer: Gábor Kovács
Editor: Péter Sass
Sound: Tamás Zányi
Music and singer: János Másik
Additional Music: Károly Cserepes
Consultant to the director: Gábor Ferenczi and András Forgách
Assistant: Bálint Forgács and Simon Forgács
Music recording & mix: Károly Cserepes, János Másik, Ádám Matz, Zoltán Regenye

Research: Péter Forgács Krisztina Danka
Film research USA: Kellen Quinn
Narrators: Miklós Bodóczky, Péter Forgács, Jane Pogson, Martin Samuels,
Róbert Szente Liz Szász, Eszter Szász
Line producer: Móna Bodnár
Financial consultant: Abacus Consulting
English translation: Miklós Bodóczky and Albert Tezla
Filmarchive consultant: Márton Kurutz
Film research Hungary: János Varga

Music by János Másik:
No. 1, Hungarian Foriner; Indian Dance; Concerto; Just Now; Tuba, No. 10
No. 12; Sorsok Ambient City; Sorsok, No. 11; Ipari Líra; Concerto 2; Just Now; Concerto 1;
Indian dance; I Heard Many Lovely Things

Musicians:
János Másik - singer, bandoneon, piano, guitar, e-harp, kalimba, indian drum
Tamás Sándor Geröly - percussion
Ferenc Kovács - violin, trumpet
Nikola Parov - clarinet, african drum
István Rózsa - tuba

Music by Károly Cserepes:
Náni; Red Roses; Glass-cimbalom; Folklore Guitar; Trumpets; Bells; Strings;
Slow; Blue; Cimbalom Ragtime

Musicians
Károly Cserepes - keyboard, percussion
Béla Ágoston - saxophone
Kálmán Balogh - cimbalom
Kálmán Bangó - glass-cimbalom
Zoltán Farkas - guitár
Ádám Jávorka - viola
Dódi Kárpáti - trumpet

Interviews by Elemér Bakó:
György Faragó, György Kovács, István Bodnár, Mrs. Ilona Pál, Jenô Vajay, István Puskás, Mrs. Kovács, György Kovács, András Bodák, Mrs. Julianna Ruszkai, István Maklári, Károly Farkas
Sándor Dobos, Mrs. József Nagy, Mrs. Lázár Penish, János Tóth
István Bendes, Mihály Albert, József Nagy

Frank Chrinko Jr. interview by Péter Forgács

Alex Smied interview by Zoltán Fejôs

Supported by:
Hungarian Cultural Center NY, TV2, MKB Bank,MKB Euroleasing, Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation, Hungarian Historic Film Foundation, Balassi Institute Hungary, Fulbright Foundation, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, Center for Religion and Media, Ministry of Education and Culture Hungary

Archives:
Library of Congress - Paper Print Collection USA
National Archive and Record Administration USA
Hungarian National Filmarchive
Hungarian National Museum - Historic Photo Collection
Museum of Ethnography Budapest
American Hungarian Foundation New Brunswick NJ
Ellis Island Sound and Photo Collection-Archive
The Bob Hope Memorial Library at Ellis Island
Anthology Film Archive
Yale University Film Center
Hungarian Museum of Photography
Archives and Library Collections
of the American Foundation
Bethlen Communities, Ligonier PA

Special thanks to:
Jakab László Orsós
August Molnar, Elemér Bakó
Júlia Puskás, Albert Tezla

Bakó Ilona, Fejôs Zoltán, Ági Pataki
Barry Moreno, Margaret Papai
Barbara Abrash, Krisztina Danka
Orosz István, Dániel Ferenc, Kathy Tezla
Kovács Ilona, Rita Horváth, Áron Árvai
Vera Sántha, Janet Levine, Eszter Gyárfás
Corvina Publishing House - László Kúnos

This film was comissioned by:
THE HUNGARIAN CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK for the EXTREMELY HUNGARY FESTIVAL 2009

© Filmpartners Ltd.

2009

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