2019 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.

The Homecoming (I Epistrofi)

Starring Arto Apartian, Maria Skoula, Artur Luzi

Directed by Vassilis Douvlis

After years of factory work in Germany, Elias and his much younger wife return to their almost deserted Greek village. Indifferent to his wife’s unhappiness, he buys a service station–café and hires a young undocumented immigrant to help him run the business. The situation becomes complicated when the young man finds himself drawn to his boss’s wife. The surprise ending is a stunner.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Award for best film at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2007

This film is in Greek with English subtitles

Sunday, November 10, 4 pm
 

Electra

Photo credit: Courtesy of Park Circus

Starring Irene Papas, Yannis Fertis, Aleka Catselis, Manos Katrakis

Music by Mikis Theodorakis

Setting the Euripides tragedy in a stark Greek landscape, director Michael Cacoyannis uses a striking cinematic language to tell the story of Electra, a young woman seeking revenge for the murder of her father, King Agamemnon, by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.

Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival
Academy Award nomination, Best Foreign Film

This film is in Greek with English subtitles

Sunday, October 13, 4 pm
 

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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