The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has announced the lineup for its New York Greek Film Expo 2021, in theatres till October 10. Selections include eight feature-length films and five film shorts, including award-winning presentations and US premieres.
The screenings are held at the Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan and the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, following public health protocols. The film festival opened Friday, October 1 with the screening of the critically acclaimed film, Tailor, at the Directors Guild Theater. All films are in Greek, with English subtitles.
“While we welcomed the opportunity to keep in touch with our audience through virtual screenings for the past year and a half, it’s a real pleasure to be back in theaters, where movies were made to be shown,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president, Hellenic Film Society.
“As our city makes bold steps to return to normalcy this fall, we invite our audience to come enjoy the latest Greek films and to rediscover the magic of the movies.”
The films being presented represent the best of what Greek filmmakers have created over the past two years, including two films and a short subject written and directed by women. “We take film selection very seriously,” said Jimmy DeMetro.
“We try to select the most interesting of the films that are available to us, keeping in mind the need to create a slate of films ranging from the commercial to the artistic so that every viewer will find something to enjoy.”
New York Greek Film Expo 2021 is made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City CoNuncil.
The Directors Guild Theater is located at 110 W 57th St, New York, NY; The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY.
For further information about the New York Greek Film Expo or to purchase tickets, please visit hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497.
This biographical drama tells the story of the indomitable Eftyhia Papagiannopoulou, who escaped the burning of Smyrna and went to Athens where she became the beloved lyricist of Greece. Winner of eight Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.