Acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker Peter Forgács will present and discuss his rarely screened films Free Fall and The Maelstrom, October 19 and 20. Documentary film scholars Bill Nichols and Michael Renov, co-editors of Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács,  will participate with Forgács in post-screening panel discussions revolving around his films. Joining in the panel discussions will be Associate Professor Jennifer M. Barker from Georgia […]

Thinking Documentary is a weekend film symposium presenting the works of Péter Forgács hosted by Georgia State University’s Department of Communication. Exclusive screenings of Forgács’ work will be accompanied by discussions by documentary scholars Bill Nichols (Cinema Department at San Francisco State University) and Michael Renov (School of Cinematic Arts at University of Southern California). October 19, […]

From Cinema’s Alchemist, by Bill Nichols and Michael Renov:   “Over the past twenty years, Péter Forgács has created more then thirty films. Most of these films examine the private histories of European families, from the Nazi era of the 1930s and 1940s to the Communist era of the postwar period. The home movies from which he compiles his […]