Paul Weidlinger self portrait, 1932

The blog began as a way to chronicle the creative adventure of researching, writing, directing, and producing both the book and the film of The Restless Hungarian. The first posts and short videos describe Paul Weidlinger’s childhood and its historical context. Filmmakers always lament that so much interesting material winds up on the cutting room floor, and that they have to leave out narrative explorations, pithy observations, and treasured evocations that do not move the narrative forward. Fortunately I found that some of this material could be used in a different medium as a way of sharing the road I have traveled.

The blog also includes pieces on filmmaking, working with crew and actorseditingtranslation, and work-in-progress screenings.

Over time it has expanded to include eclectic musings on architecturememoryinterstitial timeabundance, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will also find short videos My Father’s HouseThe Stream, as well as two full-length documentary films, Facing Racism and After the Velvet Revolution, that have aired nationally on public television.

The blog includes more than 60 posts. Comments are strongly valued and encouraged. Tell your friends. Enjoy.