HVCCA presents “Hotel Dallas” by Ungar & Huang


Sunday, March 25, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


HVCCA is proud to present Hotel Dallas, a film by Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang in conjunction with our new media exhibition, Bleeding Edge and Peekskill’s Art Industry Media initiative. Join us from 5 to 7 pm for the film and a wine and cheese reception to follow!

Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang’s powerful debut feature is equal parts historical documentary, Romanian fairytale, and radical postmodern cinema.  Focus is placed on the role American daytime drama Dallas had in altering the political climate within communist Romania.  The Romanian government’s attempt to pacify its people by using Dallas to show the corruption of American capitalism backfires, eventually leading to the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and the televised execution of President Nicolae Ceaușescu. This is all framed through the surreal journey of a young artists’ emigration to the United States, accompanied by the reluctant hero Patrick Duffy. Along their journey they encounter the King of Sunflowers, John Wayne, musical numbers, time travel, the Eiffel Tower, Brancusi’s Endless Column, and of course, Hotel Dallas. The end result is a piece of creative nonfiction like no other; A love letter to the power of art, and its necessity in the most desperate of times.


HOTEL DALLAS (75 min; Romania/USA; distributed by Fandor, MUBI, and Heretic Outreach)

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Times: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$10 - Adults
$5 - Students/Seniors/Peekskill Residents
Free - Members

Presenter: HVCCA
Presenter Phone: 9147880100
Presenter Website: www.hvcca.org

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