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August 17–September 29, 2002 at the Getty Center


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U.S. Premiere Screening: A Bibó Reader
The Getty screens Péter Forgács' latest film, A Bibó Reader, in which the artist uses found footage and original music by Tibor Szemzö to pay homage to the great Hungarian political thinker István Bibó (1911-1979), who served as minister of state in 1956 during the Hungarian revolution. A Bibó Reader screened earlier this year at the Cannes film festival.

Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Getty Center
September 5, 7:30 p.m.


Free Fall Oratorio
This multimedia project, based on the award-winning video Free Fall (1996-97) by artist Péter Forgács and composer Tibor Szemzö, presents a moving and intimate picture of the Hungarian Holocaust. Performing live against a backdrop of moving images, vocalists from the Gordian Knot Company of Hungary chronicle the family memories of amateur filmmaker and Holocaust survivor György Petö, whose home movies form the basis of Free Fall. Tickets ($20/$15 students and seniors) are available at the Information Desk of the J. Paul Getty Museum or by calling (310) 440-7300.

September 14, 8:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Getty Center

Bibo Couple

Discussion Panel

Biography on Film
Panel discussion with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris and artist Péter Forgács on their approach to biography in the highly charged context of the Holocaust. Special guests include Michael Roth, president of the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland; Michael Renov, professor of critical studies in the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California; Robert Rosenstone, professor of history at the California Institute of Technology; János Varga, head researcher, historian, and archivist at the Hungarian National Film Archive; and panel moderator Marsha Kinder, director of the Labyrinth Research Initiative on Interactive Narrative at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Communication.

September 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall
Getty Center