2020 Always on Sunday on Demand

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.

Written and directed by Periklis Hoursoglou

With Vangelio Andreadaki (Eleftheria), Giannis Karatzogiannis (Hronis), Ekavi Douma (Valia), Spyros Stavrinidis (Astrologer)

98 mins / 2003
In Greek with English subtitles

Three flawed people search for love and connection in this gripping drama. Hronis, a middle-aged trucker, has no idea how to relate to the women in his life. A decent but selfish man, he behaves badly and hurts the woman he probably really loves. The luminous Vangelio Andreadaki gives an award-winning, heartbreaking performance.

Not widely seen in the US after its initial release, this film signaled the new sophistication and world-class aspirations of modern Greek cinema.

Greek State Film Award for Best Actress (Vangelio Andreadaki)

RTBF Award (Periklis Hoursoglou)

Screened December 6 2020 – January 2, 2021

Directed by Alexis Kardaras

Screenplay: Alexis Kardaras, Nikos Panayiotopoulos
With Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos (Guiness), Markella Yannatou (Maria), Stelios Mainas (Costas), Antonis Kafetzopoulos (Sheriff), Dimitris Alexandris (Nikos), Konstantinos Koronaios (Postman)

92 mins / 2009
In Greek with English subtitles

Guiness, a down-on-his-luck gambler, overhears a dying thug confess to burying gold in a remote mountain village. As he hunts for the treasure, he realizes that the closer he gets to the gold, the worse his luck becomes. Can the love of a woman turn things around for him? Will love triumph over gold? A memorable cast of characters makes this film a lively audience pleaser.

Winner of the Orpheus Award for Best Feature Film, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2009

Special thanks to Konstantinos Moriatis, Pan Entertainment

Screened December 6 2020 – January 2, 2021

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 them 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

Screened November 1 – December 5, 2020

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

Screened November 1 – December 5, 2020