Cool fact No. 1: Two Hungarian film students who fled to the U.S. after the Russian invasion of Communist Budapest went on to be cinematographers for such iconic American movies as Easy Rider, Deliverance, Paper Moon and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Cool fact No. 2: Their story is the subject of the PBS documentary No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos, which aired last November. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards nominated it as a contender for the Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming prize (winners will be announced Sept. 27).
Cool fact No. 3: The documentary’s executive producer, Jimmy Conroy, lives in Columbus and has Ohio roots—he grew up in London, went to school in Miami and was honored by the city of Oxford with a “Jimmy Conroy Day” (April 20, for those who are curious) for his work between the university and town.