Béla/2009/35mm/black & white/sound/6:29 min
An experimental film scenario written by Hungarian Dada artist and avant-garde filmmaker György Gerö, and first published in 1924 in the DaDaist review IS. The original scene-by-scene film script and complete scenario of the film consist of 3 pages currently housed in the Hungarian National Library. Gerö never completed the film.
Lajos Kassák's review of the Dokumentum (1924) includes a descriptive passage of Gero’s conceptual theory as well as several key filmmaking techniques. György Gerö, born in 1905, was a poet, editor, and the first Hungarian independent filmmaker.
György Gerő was spared political prison, declared a neurotic and placed into a private hospital where all traces of him were lost.
Filmed on location in Cleveland, Ohio. Directed by BRUCE CHECEFSKY