Movie Night: Freedom's Fury



Movie Night at Kepler's!

Freedom's Fury 

Saturday, November 12

6:30 p.m.: doors open; 7:00 p.m.: film 


This documentary tells the story of the young star of the Hungarian Olympic waterpolo team, Ervin Zador, who finds himself the unwitting focal point of one of the most politicized sports matches ever played, popularly known as the Blood in the Water match. The journey of Zador and the Hungarian waterpolo team to the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne becomes the films through-line as "Freedom's Fury" explores the larger human tragedy of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. After the match Zador and half his teammates decided to defect rather than return to the oppression in their homeland.

In the final act, the documentary also touches on how the Hungarian Revolution become a symbol of freedom and impacted the collapse of communism in 1989. Quentin Tarantino described the film as "the best untold story ever". The documentary was narrated by Mark Spitz, who as a teenager had been coached by Ervin Zádor.

Tickets available at Kepler's Books and (scroll down to purchase tickets online)

$12 Advance

$16 Door

*YOUR INVOICE IS YOUR TICKET. When purchasing a ticket, the invoice e-mailed to you at the completion of your order will serve as your entry. Please make sure to print it and bring it with you to the event. 


Event date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
Roy Kepler Pavilion
94025-4349 Menlo Park
SKU: NB10531193