Beginning this year the New York City Greek Film Festival program will include a tribute to an exceptional personality related to the art of filmmaking. This year we are pleased to honor Dan Georgakas, one of the best known intellectuals in the Greek Diaspora.
PROGRAM – Saturday, Oct. 20
03:45 PM: Vicki James Yiannias, Peter Bratsis and Frosso Tsouka will say a few words about the work of the honored guest.
04:15 PM: Dan Georgakas will give a short introduction to one of his favorite Greek films, A Girl in Black (1956) directed by Michael Cacoyannis. At the end of the screening Dan Georgakas will lead a Q & A.
Author, educator, historian, and film scholar, Dan Georgakas is one of the founders of the New York Greek Film Festival. Since the 1980s, he has played a key role in the promotion and exhibition of Greek film in America. He has written extensively about Greek films in newspapers, magazines, film anthologies, film guides, and academic journals. As an editor of the acclaimed Cineaste film quarterly, he established a relationship between Cineaste and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. He is Director of the Greek American Studies Project at the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies at Queens College and has taught film courses at Columbia, NYU, Queens College, UMass Amherst, and the University of Oklahoma.