Film Screening: Gyula Gazdag’s The Selection and Singing on the Treadmill

The Getty Center
Museum Lecture Hall
Saturday, June 2, 4:30 pm

The Getty Research Institute presents two works by Hungarian filmmaker Gyula Gazdag, with English subtitles. Vera Mijojlic, director of the South East European Film Festival, will introduce the films. Following the screenings, Mijojlic will be joined in conversation by award-winning documentary filmmakers Gabor Kalman and Endre Hules.

5:00 p.m. 
A válogatás (Selection), 1970
Balázs Béla Stúdió, black-and-white, 41 min. 
Hungarian with English subtitles 

5:45–6:30 p.m. 
Intermission and reception 

7:00 p.m. 
Bástyasétány hetvennégy (Singing on the Treadmill), 1974 
Hunnia Filmstúdió, color, 76 min. 
Hungarian with English subtitles

Two seminal films by renowned Hungarian film director Gyula Gazdag, A válogatás (1970) and Bástyasétány hetvennégy (1974), feature Gazdag's sharp observation and subtle satire of the regime that ruled Hungary at the time. Both films were banned for years, due to their hidden provocative messages. 

Free | Advance ticket required
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