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 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.
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.