PAST EVENTS

The Hellenic Film Society USA celebrates Greek cinema in many ways. The New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers, presented in theaters in the New York metropolitan area, has been a signature event. But in 2020 when the pandemic closed all movie theaters, we created Greek Film Expo on Demand, the first-ever virtual Greek film festival in the US. Based on our nationwide audience’s enthusiastic response, we’ve taken it a step further by streaming monthly films worldwide with Always on Sunday on Demand. When movie theaters reopen, we will return to the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria, NY, for our in-person Always on Sunday film series. In addition, we host Conversations About Film with leading Greek and Greek-American actors and directors, who are interviewed by film scholars and participate in Q&A sessions with our audience. It has been our great honor to host in-person and online interviews with filmmakers including Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras, and Emmy Award-winning producer Celia Costas. We have also hosted in-person and virtual panel discussions about film and filmmaking, including the works of John Cassavetes, with prominent panelists including director John Sayles and film historian Foster Hirsch. We invite you to see what we’ve done and to join us for our engaging upcoming events.

NEW YORK GREEK FILM EXPO

The New York Greek Film Expo is an annual Greek film festival for all New Yorkers. It’s a festive time when we screen the finest Greek films, host receptions for our audiences, and present panel discussions on interesting subjects related to film and filmmaking. Our audiences enjoy post-screening interviews with directors who we bring in from Greece to provide insights into their filmmaking. It is a privilege for us to share the finest Greek films with Greek and non-Greek audiences in New York metropolitan area theaters.

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GREEK FILMS ON DEMAND

When the pandemic forced movie theaters to close, we began streaming our films, starting with GREEK FILM EXPO ON DEMAND, the first-ever virtual Greek film festival in the US. Based on the enthusiastic nationwide response, we created ALWAYS ON SUNDAY ON DEMAND, a series of monthly Greek films that viewers can stream on any device, anywhere around the world, bringing Greek films to countries where they have not been previously available.

ALWAYS ON SUNDAY AT THE MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGE

In partnership with the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, the Hellenic Film Society presents Always on Sunday in the Museum’s movie theater, public health conditions permitting. Monthly Greek film screenings have been presented to sold-out audiences since the series inception in 2018, allowing us to share the richness of Greek cinema with audiences of all nationalities.

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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FILM

At the Hellenic Film Society, we’re about more than just presenting screenings of well-crafted Greek films. We also host interviews with Oscar-winning actors and directors, conversations among film historians and filmmakers, and panel discussions on filmmaking. We have presented one-on-one interviews with Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras, and Emmy Award-winning producer Celia Costas. We led a retrospective panel discussion about the life and career of award-winning director John Cassavetes as well as a talk about the benefits of filming in Greece. Keep checking our schedule of upcoming events and please join us for our next conversation about film.

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FILMS SCREENED BY THE HELLENIC FILM SOCIETY

ADULTS IN THE ROOM
(Ενήλικοι στο δωμάτιο)

Costa-Gavras, director

BLUE QUEEN
(Μπλέ Βασίλισσα)

Alex Sipsidis, director

CLIFFS OF FREEDOM
Van Ling, director

DEFUNCT
(Απόστρατος)

Zacharias Mavroeidis, director

ELECTRA
Michael Cacoyannis, director

FANTASIA
(Φαντασία)

Alexis Kardaras, director

A FINE LINE
Joanna James, director

GLORIA
John Cassavetes, director

HER JOB
(Η δουλειά της)

Nikos Labot, director

HOLY BOOM
Maria Lafi, director

THE HOMECOMING
(Η Επιστροφή)

Vassilis Douvlis, director

JAMAICA
(Τζαμάϊκα)

Andreas Morfonios, director

KAZANTZAKIS
Yannis Smaragdis, director

THE LAST NOTE
(Το τελευταίο σημείωμα)

Pantelis Voulgaris, director

LAST SONG TO XENITIA
Athena Scotes, director

MADALENA
(Μανταλένα)

Dinos Dimopoulos, director

MARIA BY CALLAS: In Her Own Words
Tom Volf, director

MELTEM
Basile Doganis, director

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
Joel Zwick, director

NOT TO BE UNPLEASANT BUT WE NEED TO HAVE A SERIOUS TALK
(Δε θέλω να γίνω δυσάρεστος, αλλά πρέπει να μιλήσουμε για κάτι πολύ σοβαρό)

Giorgos Georgopoulos, director

OLYMPIA
Harry Mavromihalis, director

THE OTHER ME
(Έτερος Εγώ)

Sotiris Tsafoulias, director

POLYXENI
(Πολυξένη)

Dora Masklavanou, director

REFUGE II: THE ICE PATH
(Καταφύγιο: Το μονοπάτι του πάγου)

Christos Nikoleris, director

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET
(Πολιορκία στην οδό Λίπερτη)

Stavros Pamballis, director

A SIMPLE MAN
(Ένας ήσυχος άνθρωπος)

Tassos Gerakinis, director

SMUGGLING HENDRIX
(Φυγαδεύοντας τον Χέντριξ)

Marios Piperides, director

STILL RIVER (Ακίνητο Ποτάμι)
Angelos Frantzis, director

SWING AWAY
Michael Achilles Nickles, director

TOO MUCH INFO CLOUDING OVER MY HEAD
Vasilis Christofilakis, director

WORLDS APART (Ένας άλλος κόσμος)
Christopher Papakaliatis, director

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Costa-Gavras, director

ZIZOTEK
Vardis Marinakis, director