Forman vs. Forman

Friday, October 25
12:00 PM

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Add To Calendar 20191025 12:00 20191025 13:30 America/New_York VFF: Forman vs. Forman

Through a collection of archival footage, early interviews, and material from private archives, this nostalgic documentary reflects on the career of two-time Oscar-winning director Milos Forman. The film explores Forman in the height of his career as he struggled against two major demons of Hollywood at the time—Nazism and Communism—and how this struggle shaped his resistance through cinema. Directors Jakub Hejna and Helena Trestíková also highlight Forman’s traumatic childhood in Czechoslovakia and how these years greatly affected his later exile in the United States. A tribute to one of cinema’s greatest minds, this film reflects the interconnectedness of personal experience and artistic creation. Introduction by Jack Hamilton (UVA)

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