PAST EVENTS

The Hellenic Film Society USA celebrates Greek cinema in many ways. Every year we host the New York Greek Film Expo, a Greek film festival for all New Yorkers, in theaters in the New York metropolitan area. We present monthly Greek film screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria, NY, as part of our Always on Sunday film series. We also help to bring Greek film festivals to Atlanta and other cities. 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 Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning director Costa-Gavras, and Emmy Award-winning producer Celia Costas for in-person interviews to sold-out audiences. We have also hosted panel discussions about film and filmmaking, including the works of John Cassavetes, with prominent panelists such as director John Sayles and film historian Foster Hirsch. We invite you to see what we’ve done and to plan to join us for some of 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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ALWAYS ON SUNDAY MONTHLY FILM SERIES

In partnership with the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, the Hellenic Film Society presents Always on Sunday, a series of monthly screenings of Greek films. It’s an opportunity for 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
Costa-Gavras, director

BLUE QUEEN (Μπλέ Βασίλισσα)
Alex Sipsidis, director

CLIFFS OF FREEDOM
Van Ling, director

ELECTRA
Michael Cacoyannis, 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

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

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
Joel Zwick, 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

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