Hunky Blues
(Hunky Blues)

documentary, video, 100 minutes


A documentary exploring the fate of hundred thousands of Hungarian men and women who arrived 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.

Hunky Blues was created specially for EXTREMELY HUNGARY, a yearlong festival showcasing contemporary Hungarian visual, performing, and literary arts in New York and Washington DC, throughout 2009

World Premiere:
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) May 4, 2009, New York


Péter Forgács Director
Károly Cserepes, János Másik Music
Tamás Zányi Sound
Gábor Kovács Producer
Filmpartners Production company


Buenos Aires BAFICI - 2010
Biarritz FIPA - 2010 (in competition)
Madrid Documenta - 2010 (in competition)
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2010
Taipei TIDF - 2010 (in competition)

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