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Loyola Film Buffs first in Southern U.S. to premiere Hungarian animated feature film

April 12, 2013

The Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute will screen for the first time in the Southern U.S.—and only the second time in the U.S. since the New York City Film Festival—the epic Hungarian animated feature film, “The Tragedy of Man,” Friday, April 19. The free, public screening is set for 7 p.m. in Bobet Hall, room 332 on Loyola’s main campus.

The screening features a special video introduction of director Marcell Jankovics explaining his animated epic that spent more than 20 years in production. The New Orleans Film Society will co-present the event, which includes complimentary popcorn. Free parking is also available in the West Road Garage, accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

The animated film is an adaptation of Hungary’s best-known drama, a play by Imre Madách of the same title. The movie follows the same grand storyline with Adam, Eve and Lucifer visiting the globe’s great civilizations during their finest hours and then witnessing the downfall of humanity.

Jankovics—often referred to as “the Hungarian Walt Disney”—included 15 sections in his film, each animated in a different style. The sections take the viewer from the dawn of creation to 17th-century Prague and beyond.

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