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Two Hungarian film students escaped communist Hungary in 1956, with little more than a camera and a shopping bag full of film. Over the next 50 years, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond would reinvent Hollywood moviemaking for an entire generation—and maintain an iron-clad friendship along the way.
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In the center of the photograph sits Dennis Hopper, with gray hair and a gray moustache, wearing black-rimmed glasses and an orange shirt under a gray sport coat. To the left in the foreground is a video camera, and to the right is visible a woman’s head and shoulder leaning toward Hopper.

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“Beyond capturing a special moment in cinema history, this film aspires to show the power of a life—in this case, two lives—to overcome extraordinary obstacles and pursue a dream.”   More >>

The Filmmakers:

“I would rather tell the stories I want to tell than be governed by the whims and fashion of corporate entertainment conglomerates.”  
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Filmmaker James Cressanthis looks off to the left, while behind him is visible a film camera and the hands of an unseen camera operator.

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