UPCOMING EVENTS

The Always on Sunday On Demand film series presents two Greek films each month. Beginning the first Sunday of every month until the day before the first Sunday of the following month, films can be streamed on any device, anywhere around the world, on any day of the week.

Sunday, November 1—Saturday, December 5, 2020

PLATO’S ACADEMY
ΑΚΑΔΗΜΙΑ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ
Directed by Filippos Tsitos

Screenplay: Alexis Kardaras, Filippos Tsitos
With Antonis Kafetzopoulos (Stavros), Anastasis Kozdine (Marenglen), Giorgos Souxes (Nikos), Kostas Koronaios (Argyris), Titika Sarigouli (Harikleia), Maria Zorba (Dina), Panagiotis Stamatakis ((Thymios)
Comedy/Drama – 1h 43min – 2009. In Greek with English subtitles.

Four ethnocentric Greek slackers spend their days smugly watching industrious immigrants hard at work in the Plato’s Academy neighborhood of Athens. When one of the four discovers that he has Albanian roots, the men’s attitudes and their friendship are severely challenged. This intelligent and insightful social satire is generally considered one of the best Greek films of recent years, praised for transcending the parameters of gentle comedy to seriously examine the issue of immigration and to attempt a redefinition of what it means to be Greek.

Plato’s Academy does offer wry wisdom and steady laughs in its acute observation about a formerly heterogeneous society’s confrontation with otherness.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Hellenic Film Academy Award: Best Actor, Antonis Kafetzopoulos
Best Feature Film: Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF)

Special thanks to Konstantinos Moriatis, Pan Entertainment

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LOST IN THE BEWILDERNESS
Written and directed by Alexandra Anthony

Documentary – 1hr, 37min – 2014. In Greek and English, with English subtitles.

Lost in the Bewilderness is a feature-length documentary about the filmmaker’s cousin Lucas, kidnapped at age five by his mother  from his native Greece, and found on the eve of his 16th birthday in the U.S. A stranger to his family and everything Greek, Lucas begins the process of becoming reacquainted with his family and his roots. Part detective story, part meditation on childhood and the immutable bonds of family, Lost in the Bewilderness chronicles Lucas’s journey of growth and self-discovery and finds parallels between his experience and the themes of ancient Greek mythology and drama.

“A masterpiece” – The Boston Globe
“A touching documentary of kindness, optimism and humanity that shouldn’t be missed by anybody.” – USA Greek Reporter

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