The Enemy Within

by Yorgos Tsemberopoulos

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A man finds his life-long beliefs challenged after thugs invade his home and rape his daughter. Prodded by a militaristic neighbor, he takes the law into his own hands, alienating his family and bringing more violence into their lives. This taut thriller won two 2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Committed

by Stelana Kliris

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Two young people escaping from their lives meet on a Cyprus back road. He has commitment issues. She is a runaway bride. Together the two will try to forge a connection in this bittersweet romantic comedy with a twist. (This film is in English)

The Winter

by Konstantinos Koutsoliotas

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A failed writer heavily in debt leaves London and returns to his abandoned family home in a remote Greek mountain village. Once there, he is haunted by memories of his parents’ troubled marriage and the ghost of his disturbed ne’er-do-well but loving father. US Premiere

September

by Penny Panayotopoulou

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Grieving the death of her beloved dog, a woman seeks the company of her neighbors to dispel her loneliness. What begins as a heartfelt reaching out for human compassion, however, turns into something far more complicated as the woman becomes increasingly involved in her neighbors’ lives. Kora Karvouni won the 2014 Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Actress for her richly nuanced portrayal of the lonely woman.

Kalavryta: People and Shadows

by Elias Giannakakis

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This haunting documentary examines the December 1943 burning of the town of Kalavryta and the execution of its male population by the Germans. More than an important historical account of the Greek Holocaust, the film offers a collective portrait of survivors who have been struggling for the past seventy years to understand why this tragedy happened .

Common Denominator

by Sotiris Tsafoulias

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In this clever take on Platonic debate, three men—a cynic, a romantic and a realist—meet in a café. The elderly proprietor joins them and together they argue about the possibility of meaningful relationships with women in this changing world. What they don’t know is that by the end of the day, a woman will join them and prove all but one of the men wrong. US Premiere.

Lost in the Bewilderness

by Alexandra Anthony

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Filmed over a period of thirty years, this deeply moving documentary focuses on young Lukas, a child of a broken marriage. Kidnapped by his mother when he was five, Lukas returns to Greece at the age of sixteen and begins the process of reconnecting with his lost family and heritage. This astonishing film is a vibrant testament to the power of love and family.

Little England

by Pantelis Voulgaris

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Ioanna Karystiani’s award-winning novel is brought to vivid life in this enthralling drama of passion, family, and loss. Set on the island of Andros in the 1930s and 40s, it is the story of two sisters who spend their lives in love with the same man. Impeccably acted and filmed in the actual homes of the island’s shipping families, the film pays tribute to the incredibly strong women who sustained their families while their husbands went off to sea. The film won six 2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture. US Premiere

Brides

by Pantelis Voulgaris

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In the summer of 1922, a ship sails from Smyrna with 700 picture brides, the vast majority of them Greek women bound for New York and waiting husbands-to-be. The complex intersection of the new and old world cultures is embodied in a shipboard romance between an American photographer and a Greek seamstress. Their story unfolds in a manner that illuminates the hopes, fears and desperation of these courageous young women.

The tenth anniversary screening of BRIDES will be followed by Scott Foundas, chief critic of Variety, interviewing Mr. Voulgaris and his scenarist Ioanna Karystiani.

Presented in association with the Onassis Foundation (USA)

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

by Elina Psikou

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A tv anchorman stages his own kidnapping in a desperate attempt to salvage his career. But what begins as an amusing satire on celebrity soon darkens as the desperate man’s mental state begins to unravel.

Xenia

by Panos Koutras

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Following the death of their Albanian mother, two brothers, one gay and one straight, journey across the country in an attempt to find the Greek father who abandoned them years earlier. Official selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes, 2014.

Runaway Day

by Dimitris Bavellas

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In this allegorical somewhat surreal film, two unrelated Athenians decide to run away from their personal problems, setting off what seems like an epidemic of disenchanted citizens running away from a city that has betrayed them and made their lives unlivable.

Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre

by Nikos Ventouras and Lambrini Thomas

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One hundred years after the Ludlow Massacre in Colorado, this documentary looks at the role of Cretan born trade union activist Louis Tikas in what historians have called the most violent struggle between corporate power and workers in American history.

Love in the Time of Crisis

by Theopi Skarlatos and Kostas Kallergis

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This documentary examines how the economic meltdown in Greece has affected love, sex and family life. Interviews with couples and singles reveal what happens to love when society falls apart.

Dogmouth

by Stephan Morrow

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Directed by and starring Greek American Stephan Morrow, this film version of John Steppling’s play injects ruminations on courage, death and existence in a story revolving around a group of violent Viet Nam vets living on freight trains while being pursued by relentless rail road agents. (This film is in English)

The Fairy and the Brave Young Man

by Dinos Dimopoulos

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In this 1969 classic starring Aliki Vougiouklaki, a long-standing vendetta in Chania , Crete, is challenged when the daughter of one of the rival families and the son of the other fall in love.

The Onassis Foundation USA is the principal benefactor of the The New York City Greek Film Festival.

The Best of New York City Greek Film Festival in Atlanta

November 8-9

The Best of New York City Greek Film Festival in Boston

November 5-6

THE 8TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED BY

THE HELLENIC AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

THE ONASSIS FOUNDATION (USA)

THE AGNES VARIS CHARITABLE TRUST

AND

THE HELLENIC AMERICAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION

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