MANHATTAN GALA

Opening Night
Thursday, September 28, 9:30 – 11 PM
Sold Out

following the screening of PERFECT STRANGERS

KELLARI TAVERNA
19 West 44 St., NYC
(Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

Wine, beer, and Greek hors d’oeuvres will be served

APOCALYPSE AGAIN: ACCEPTING INHERITANCE
ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΗ ΑΚΟΜΑ: ΑΠΟΔΟΧΗ ΚΛΗΡΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ

Directed by Christos Godas
2017 / 80 min / World Premier

Christos Godas presents his debut film, a documentary on the Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos, “the island of Revelations” in the Dodecanese.

A seasoned traveler, Godas experiences all the island has to offer, from the social scene at local haunts to the spirituality of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Holy Cave. But it is his visit to the monastery’s library and museum that opens a revelation on the very foundation of the modern world and its cracks..

Travel experts will join the post-screening discussion.

Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 PM
Sold Out

Wells Fargo Corporate Center
Free

BREAD AND OLIVES AND OTHER DELECTABLES

A program of six short and not so short films, including:

BREAD AND OLIVES

Directed by Alexander Jaschik and Iordanis Orfanidis

THE GROCERY STORE

Directed by Michalis Mathioudakis

LOST TREASURE

Directed by Georgos Georgakopoulos

THE OTHER

Directed by Anastasia Rizou

WHITE COLLAR

Directed by Natalia Lambropoulou

YENARIS

Directed by Zoie Sgourou

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM
Sold Out

Wells Fargo Corporate Center
Free

ISTORIA
ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ

Directed by David Ockenden
2015 / 65 min / NY Premiere

Elias Demourtzidis, a Greek expatriate suffering from Alzheimers, returns to Greece in the company of his son and grandson to explore his troubled past in the Greek Civil War and find closure.

NICOLETA

Directed by Sonia Liza Kenterman
2015 / 24 min

Monday, October 2, 6:30 PM
Sold Out

Wells Fargo Corporate Center
Free

LIFE OF SIGNIFICANT SOIL

Directed by Michael Irish
2015 / 71 min / Encore Presentation

Two young people struggling through their failing relationship suddenly realize that they are trapped.

Responding to audience demand, the NYCGFF presents this sensitive drama once more this year and again dedicates it to the memory of its riveting young star, Alexis Mouyiaris, who died suddenly as he was nearing completion of this, his first film.

BRAZUCA

Directed by Faidon Gkretsikos
2016 / 20 min

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 PM
Sold Out

Wells Fargo Corporate Center
Free

KISSES TO THE CHILDREN

Directed by Vassilis Loules

Five Greek Jews give eloquent accounts of how they were hidden and saved by fellow Greeks during the German occupation. With its focus primarily on children and how they contended with a brutal reality that they could not have fully understood, this enthralling documentary reveals the life-long effects of early traumas and offers psycgological insights into the experience of survival.

Tuesday, October 10, 6 pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Room N-452
199 Chambers St., NYC
RSVP: arigopoulos@bmcc.cuny.edu
Free

Post screening Q&A with the director, moderated by Prof. Tassos Rigopoulos and Prof. Nicholas Alexiou

Thursday, October 12, 10 am
Screening for students of St. Demetrios School
Hellenic Cultural Center
Free

Presented under the auspices of the Consul General of Greece in New York
Made possible by a grant from the Kallinikeion Foundation