2018-19 Monthly Greek Film Series

The Hellenic Film Society presents Always on Sunday, a series of monthly screenings of Greek films at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, to sell-out crowds.

Olympia, directed by Harry Mavromihalis

2019. 103 mins. DCP In English.

This compelling new documentary presents a vibrant portrait of Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Resistant to being defined solely as a woman in a male-dominated society, Dukakis has struggled all her life to find a sense of belonging. As outspoken as she is dynamic, Dukakis shares her opinions and experiences with refreshingly fearless candor. Featured in the film are Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Laine Kazan, Austin Pendleton and Michael Dukakis.

Following the screening, Foster Hirsch, film historian and film professor at Brooklyn College, will interview Ms. Dukakis.

Sunday, March 31, 3 pm
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The Other Me (Eteros Ego), directed by Sotiris Tsafoulias

With Pygmalion Dadakaridis, Dimitris Katalifos, Manos Vakousis, Francois Cluzet, Dora Karvouni

The police ask a professor of criminology to help them solve a baffling case involving serial murders. His knowledge of the Pythagorean theorem helps him break the case.

Early in its commercial release in Greece, the director withdrew the film from circulation when a murderer told the media that he had been influenced by the film. Nearly three years later, this intriguing psychological thriller is ready for its comeback.

In Greek with English subtitles.

Sunday, February 24, 4 pm

MARIA BY CALLAS: In Her Own Words, directed by Tom Volf

Referencing interviews, personal letters, diary entries and unpublished memoirs, this acclaimed documentary tells the life story of legendary Greek American opera singer Maria Callas and reveals the private woman behind the public image. Stunning performance footage captures once and for all what great singing is all about.

This film is mostly in English.

Sunday, January 27, 3 pm
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Sunday, January 27, 6 pm
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Kazantzakis, directed by Yannis Smaragdis

Using Kazantzakis’ autobiographical Report To Greco as his source, director Yannis Smaragdis captures the essence of the great Greek writer’s life in this lushly photographed, imposing drama.

Sunday, December 9, 4 pm
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Smuggling Hendrix, directed by Marios Piperides

In this engaging comedy, a Greek Cypriot faces a bureaucratic nightmare when he tries to retrieve his dog from the Turkish occupied sector of the divided city of Nicosia. Desperate, he engages an unlikely band of accomplices, including a Turkish settler, to help him smuggle the dog back.
In the words of the Tribeca jury, the film is a “unique, comedic exploration of a complicated absurd political situation told in a clear, personal, compelling way.”

Winner, 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Best International Narrative Feature.

Sunday, November 11, 3 pm

The Last Note, directed by Pantelis Voulgaris

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani, Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Andreas Konstantinou, Andre Hennicke, Melia Kreiling

2017 / 117 min / New York Premiere / Digital
(Greek, German, with English subtitles)

In his thought-provoking beautifully photographed new drama, master filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris recounts the events leading up to the execution of 200 Greek partisans by German occupiers in Kaisariani on May 1, 1944, in retaliation for the ambush killing of four Nazis.

Winner of four 2018 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Andreas Konstantinou.

Sunday, October 7, 4 pm
Museum of the Moving Image
Sunday, October 7, 6 pm
Museum of the Moving Image
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Thursday, October 11, 6:45 pm
Bow Tie Manhasset Theater
Thursday, October 11, 9:00 pm
Bow Tie Manhasset Theater