Watching films outdoors under the stars is a cherished summer tradition. Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to be part of that tradition by presenting New York audiences with entertaining family movies brought to life by Greek-American filmmakers.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
2008 / 1:48 / Rated PG-13
Cast: Amanda Seyfried (Sophie), Meryl Streep (Donna), Pierce Brosnan (Sam), Colin Firth (Harry), Christine Baranski (Tanya), Stellan Skarsgard (Bill)
Filmed on location on the Greek island of Skopelos with a lively ABBA soundtrack, Mamma Mia! tells the story of bride-to-be Sophie, who discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, played by Meryl Streep. Based on the popular ABBA-inspired Broadway musical. Fun family movie to watch under the stars!
Bring your own chairs.
Screened July 17, 2022
The Hellenic Film Society is proud to present this free screening in cooperation with NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun and Movies Under the Stars.
Directed by Michael Achilles Nickles, written by Paul Lingas and Julia Wall
Bel Aire Drive-In Movie Series, Astoria, NY
A warm-hearted family comedy about a troubled professional golfer who visits her grandparents’ village in Greece to regroup and reconnect with her roots. While there, she is shaken out of her funk by mentoring a young girl determined to become a golf sensation and rallies the townspeople to stand up to a greedy real estate developer.
Screened August 22, 2020
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
Directed by Joel Zwick, written by Nia Vardalos
Rainey Park, Astoria, NY
This romantic comedy about a Greek-American woman who falls in love with a non-Greek, much to the dismay of her traditional family, has become a classic for audiences of all nationalities. Her struggle to gain the acceptance of her proudly Greek immigrant father is a tale of love, food, and hilarious cross-cultural clashes.
Screened September 6, 2019