Hungarian Embassy Hosts Screening of Award Winning Animated Documentary "Freedom Dance"

Publicated on: October 13, 2016

On Tuesday, October 11, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the 2007 animated documentary “Freedom Dance” in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The second of five total films was screened as part of the Embassy’s October Film Festival with Director Steven Fisher also in attendance.

Narrated by famous Hollywood actress Mariska Hargitay and a recipient of the CINE Masters Series Award, the Embassy of Hungary hosted an exclusive screening of the 2007 animated documentary “Freedom Dance" on Tuesday, October 11. Set in the middle of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Freedom Dance re-tells the inspiring story of Hungarian-born artist Edward Hilbert who – with his newly wedded wife, Judy – made a dangerous escape from Communist-governed Hungary to seek out a new life in the United States of America. The documentary inter-cuts recorded interviews and photographs with character-driven animation illustrating the moments depicted in Edward Hilbert’s journal

In attendance for the special screening was Baltimore-based Director Steven Fisher who spoke about his motivations for the production of "Freedom Dance" and answered questions from audience members. Guests also had the opportunity to taste a selection of Hungarian wines and cheeses.

The Embassy of Hungary will host three similar screenings throughout the months of October and November as part of its Film Festival. For more information, please click HERE.

To learn more about the Embassy of Hungary’s official program of events in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, please click HERE.

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