2023 Greek Film Expo

The Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to present its annual New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers, October 5—15.

See the latest, award-winning films from Greece and a retrospective of the acclaimed director, screenwriter and actor, Renos Haralambidis. Talk to the directors after their screenings. And check out our talks and parties!

Ticket Information

Any remaining tickets will be available at the box office at showtime.

In Manhattan, student rush tickets will be available for $10 at the box office at 10 minutes prior to screening time, subject to availability. Current school ID is required.

Discount Pass for Manhattan Screenings

Buy a pass online and see all the Manhattan films at a reduced rate!

Screenings will be held at the following theaters:

Village East Cinema
Second Ave at 12th St, New York, NY 10003
October 5-8

Barrymore Film Center
153 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
October 9-10

Museum of the Moving Image
35th Ave at 37 St, Astoria, NY 11106
October 13-15

BLACK STONE
Directed by Spiros Jacovides

Black Stone

Opening Night Screening

2022 | 87 minutes | New York premiere
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Eleni Kokkidou, Julio George Katsis, Kevin Zans Ansong, Achilleas Chariskos, Alexis Vidalakis, Domenica Regkou

A desperate, overprotective mother engages a film crew working on a documentary about absentee civil servants, mistakenly believing they can help her find her missing civil servant son. When authorities accuse the son of fraud, she becomes even more determined to find him and bring him home where he belongs, even if it means discovering who her son really is.

2023 Hellenic Film Academy Award: Best Actress (Eleni Kokkidou)

Both screenings at Village East Cinema will be followed by audience Q&A with lead actress Eleni Kokkidou.

We invite those attending the screening to join us for an opening night reception immediately following.

Thursday, October 5, 7 pm
Village East Cinema
Sunday, October 8, 1:30 pm
Village East Cinema
Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
Barrymore Film Center
 

Thursday, October 5, 7 pm
Village East Cinema

Sunday, October 8, 1:30 pm
Village East Cinema

Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
Barrymore Film Center

Prior to the feature film, we will present this short film:

11:20 a.m.
Directed by Dimitris Nakos

2022 / 14 min

A home break-in inspires an act of kindness.

BROADWAY
Directed by Christos Massalas

Broadway

2022 | 97 minutes | New York Theatrical Premiere
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Elsa Lekakou, Foivos Papadopoulos, Stathis Apostolou, Rafael Papad, Salim Talbi

A small squatter community of dancers, tramps, petty thieves, and a pet monkey establish a household in Broadway, an abandoned entertainment complex in Athens. The balance of their makeshift family is upset when a former member of the group, wanted dead by the city’s most dangerous mafioso, is released from prison and returns to Broadway. Recommended for mature audiences.

Nominated for 15 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Elsa Lekakou) and Best Actor (Foivos Papadopoulos)

Co-presented with NYWIFT, New York Women in Film & Television

Friday, October 6, 9:20 pm
Village East Cinema
 

Friday, October 6, 9:20 pm
Village East Cinema

Prior to the feature film, we will present this short film:

FAULT
Directed by Katerina Papanastasatou

2022 / 15 min

An elderly man atones for his past sins.

DIGNITY
ΜΕ ΑΞΙΟΠΡΕΠΕΙΑ

Directed by Dimitris Katsimiris

Dignity

2022 |75 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Electra Gennata, Giorgos Ieronymakis, Giannis Kotsifas, Marouska Panagiotopoulou, Thanassis Chalkias, Charisa Tsitsakis, Vangelio Andreadaki

Family members gather on the birthday of their ailing patriarch. What begins as a celebration, however, quickly turns into an intense confrontation when the fraught question of who’s to care for the old man comes up. Secrets and mistakes of the past are revealed, changing the lives of all involved.

2022 Thessaloniki International Film Festival Audience Award, Film Forward Competition

Hellenic Film Academy Award nomination – Best Supporting Actress (Vangelio Andreadaki)

Screening will be followed by audience Q&A with director Dimitris Katsimiris.

Saturday, October 7, 7 pm
Village East Cinema
 

Saturday, October 7, 7 pm
Village East Cinema

Prior to the feature film, we will present this short film:

AIRHOSTESS-737
Directed by Thanasis Neofotistos

2022 / 15 min

A flight attendant does her best to hide the pain she is feeling.

DODO
Directed by Panos Koutras

DODO

2022 |132 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek and French with English subtitles

Cast: Smaragda Karydi, Akis Sakellariou, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Mariella Savvides, Natasa Exintaveloni, Nikos Gelia, Angelos Papadimitriou

A dodo, a bird extinct for the last 300 years, suddenly appears at the villa of a financially troubled family on the eve of their daughter’s marriage to a wealthy heir. Wedding preparations are disrupted, and the line between sanity and madness collapses as the situation spins out of control. Not recommended for young audiences.

Nominated for 15 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Smaragda Karydi), Best Actor (Akis Sakellariou)

Village East Cinema screening will be followed by audience Q&A with actor Mariella Savvides.

Saturday, October 7, 9:15 pm
Village East Cinema
Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 pm
Barrymore Film Center
 

Saturday, October 7, 9:15 pm
Village East Cinema

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 pm
Barrymore Film Center

IMAN
Written and directed by Korinna Avraamidou, Kyriakos Tofaridis

IMAN

2022 |110 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek and Arabic with English subtitles

Cast: Stephanie Atala, Andreas Tselepos, Rita Hayek, Margarita Zachariou, Pambina Georgiou, Prokopis Agathokleous, Varnavas Kyriazis

Abdallah, an Arab Muslim civil engineer, must come to terms with his responsibility in the collapse of a building, which caused the death of seven people. Having been radicalized, Iman and Leila, are sent to Cyprus on a secret mission. Michelle, a lonely teenage girl, falls for Angelos, a domineering young man with racist ideals. Three stories, each involving characters whose actions may mean the difference between life and death, are defined by their search for redemption from their past, their guilt, their loneliness.

Sunday, October 8, 7 pm
Village East Cinema
 

Sunday, October 8, 7 pm
Village East Cinema

Prior to the feature film, we will present this short film:

TOKAKIS OR WHAT’S MY NAME
Directed by Thanos Tokakis

2022 / 23 min

An actor tries to salvage his career.

LISTEN
ΑΚΟΥΣΕ ΜΕ

Written and directed by Maria Douza

Listen

2022 |108 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Efthalia Papacosta, Dimitris Kitsos, Giorgos Pyrpasopoulos, Yoana Bukopvska Davidova, Mikos Koiukas, Vangelio Andreadaki

When a deaf teenage girl is forced to leave her progressive Athens school and return to the island where her father lives, she is confronted by the dangers brought on by prejudice and intolerance. Her own failure to adjust to the world of the hearing adds to the difficulties she faces. When the stability of her family is threatened and her personal relationships are in shambles, she begins the difficult task of facing the truth and ending self delusions that will lead her to forgiveness and reconciliation.

Hellenic Film Academy Award nomination – Best Supporting Actor (Giorgos Pyrpasopoulos).

Co-presented with NYWIFT, New York Women in Film & Television

Screening will be followed by audience Q&A with director Maria Douza.

Friday, October 6, 7 pm
Village East Cinema
 

Friday, October 6, 7 pm
Village East Cinema

WHERE WE LIVE
ΕΚΕΙ ΠΟΥ ΖΟΥΜΕ

Directed by Sotiris Goritsas

Where We Live

2022 |90 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Prometheas Aleiferopoulos, Stelios Mainas, Makis Papadimitriou, Christina Tsafou, Maria Kallimani, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Natalia Tsaliki, Mary Mina, Lena Papaligoura

After an 11-year absence from the big screen, award-winning director Sotiris Goritsas continues his career-long examination of the daily lives of Greeks. In this satirical social comedy, he focuses on a young struggling lawyer who, on his birthday, must confront his obligations as a professional, a son, a friend, an ex-husband, and a lover. By the end of the day, he is a changed man.

Nominated for three Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Prometheas Aleiferopoulos), Best Supporting Actress (Maria Kallimani), and Best Supporting Actor (Stelios Mainas)

Screening will be followed by audience Q&A with director Sotiris Goritsas.

Sunday, October 8, 4 pm
Village East Cinema
 

Sunday, October 8, 4 pm
Village East Cinema

Prior to the feature film, we will present this short film:

THE RIDE (Η Κούρσα)
Directed by George Leontakianakos

2022 / 15 min

An elderly passenger inspires a taxi driver to rethink his priorities.

A special retrospective of the films of the acclaimed director, screenwriter and actor, Renos Haralambidis, will be shown at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), October 13-15. We will be presenting 4 BLACK SUITS, NO BUDGET STORY, THE HEART OF THE BEAST, and CHEAP SMOKES. Click here for details about the films and to buy tickets.

Substitution of films may be made without notice.

The New York Greek Film Expo 2023 is sponsored by Metaxa®, the Greek National Tourism Organization, and ConnectOne Bank.

We look forward to bringing you Greek films that entertain, inform, and inspire.