2022 Monthly Greek Film Series

The Hellenic Film Society presents Always on Sunday, a series of monthly screenings of Greek films at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, to sell-out crowds.

SMYRNA, MY BELOVED
(Σμύρνη μου αγαπημένη)

Directed by Grigoris Karantinakis

In Greek and English with English subtitles
2021 / 2:21

Cast: Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Katerina Geronikolou, Jane Lapotaire, Susan Hampshire, Rupert Graves, Giannis Voyiatzis, Tamilla Koulieva, Christos Stergioglou, Daphne Alexander

This moving, historical drama, told through the saga of a prominent Greek family, recounts the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks, and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations. In the present, a young Greek-American woman, visiting Greece with her grandmother to support the Syrian refugees, discovers that the similar Smyrna tragedy destroyed her own family 100 years earlier.

Nominated for 12 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress

Contains scenes of violence that may be too intense for young audiences.

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Please note that the Museum requires face masks in the theater for all visitors. For more information about the Museum’s safety guidelines, click here.

KING OTTO
Directed by Christopher André Marks

2022 / 1:21
In English/Greek/German, with English subtitles

In the summer of 2004, the Greek National Soccer Team, which had previously never even scored a goal in a major tournament, defied 300-1 odds to win the Euro Cup. King Otto tells the improbable story of one of the biggest underdog triumphs of all time, led by legendary German coach ‘King’ Otto Rehhagel who, after major success in his own country, made the bold decision to work with the underachieving Greek National Team in a language he didn’t speak, in a country he couldn’t understand. Besides the on-field drama, this is an intimate and inspirational human story about achieving greatness by celebrating each other’s differences and finding a way to work together. The film, which opened theatrically in Europe and Australia to critical acclaim, is set to take its place in the pantheon of inspiring sports dramas alongside Miracle, Hoosiers, and Cool Runnings. The BBC calls King Otto “a beautiful, beautiful film.”

IN PERSON!
Join us for a live panel discussion and audience Q&A with members of the 2004 Greek National Championship Team immediately following the screening.

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Please note that the Museum requires face masks in the theater for all visitors. For more information about the Museum’s safety guidelines, click here.

A SIMPLE MAN
ΕΝΑΣ ΗΣΥΧΟΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣ
Directed by Tassos Gerakinis

2019 / 1:35

Screenplay: Tassos Gerakinis, Christos Strepkos

Cast: Takis Sakellariou (Makis), Katerina Papanastassatou (Sophia), Christos Strepkos (Mihalis), Yorgos Souxes (Kosmas), Nikolas Kassapis (Wine Merchant)

Heavily in debt and struggling to save his relationship with his headstrong daughter, a peaceful winemaker faces even more trouble when a dangerous fugitive invades his home and takes him hostage. Will circumstances push him, a simple man by nature, to his limits? This suspenseful, tautly filmed drama is thoroughly engrossing.

This film is in Greek with English subtitles

Sunday, February 20, 4pm

Use discount code SUNDAY20
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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

Sunday, February 20, 4pm

Use discount code SUNDAY20

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

Watch Trailer

Limited tickets available. Out of an abundance of caution for public health considerations, the Museum has limited its theater capacity to 50 percent. Get tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Also, please note that the Museum requires proof of vaccination (and photo ID) and face masks for all visitors. For more information about the Museum’s safety guidelines, click here.

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET
ΠΟΛΙΟΡΚΙΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΔΟ ΛΙΠΕΡΤΗ
Written and directed by Stavros Pamballis

2019 / 1:24

Cast: Constantine Markoulakis (Father), Daphne Alexander (Mother), Akilas Karazisis (Taxi Driver), Niovi Charalampous (Aigli), Dinos Lyras (Papous), Nicolas Dimitriou (Sergeant)

Not far from the buffer zone that divides the city of Nicosia, Cyprus, a desperate father crushed by economic austerity decides to fight to keep his family’s home from being repossessed.

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019:
Winner of five Best Picture awards, including
FIPRESCI Prize (International Federation of Film Critics)
People’s Choice Award
Michael Cacoyannis / ERT Award

This film is in Greek with English subtitles

An interview about the film with the director and lead actress Daphne Alexander can be seen here.

Sunday, January 23, 4pm

Use discount code SUNDAY20
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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

Sunday, January 23, 4pm

Use discount code SUNDAY20

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

Watch Trailer

Limited tickets available. Out of an abundance of caution for public health considerations, the Museum has limited its theater capacity to 50 percent. Get tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Also, please note that the Museum requires proof of vaccination (and photo ID) and face masks for all visitors. For more information about the Museum’s safety guidelines, click here.

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