AFTERLOV

Directed by Stergios Paschos
94 min / New York Premiere

This world-wide festival favorite turns the romantic comedy genre upside down. A spurned lover lures his ex girlfriend to a plush villa he has been hired to care for and refuses to let her leave until she tells him why she doesn’t love him anymore. Haris Fragoulis gives a memorable comic performance as the obsessed lothario. (Adults only)

Saturday, September 30, 7:00 PM
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AMERIKA SQUARE
ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΗΣ
OSCAR CONTENDER

Directed by Yannis Sakaridis
86 min

Acknowledged as the best European film to date on the subject of immigration, this bracing drama looks at the lives of three residents of an Athens neighborhood: a bar owner in love with an African singer; a Syrian refugee who turns to a human trafficker to get out of Greece; and a xenophobic nationalist determined to free his neighborhood of migrants. Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, and Vassilis Kykalani star.

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 PM
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Two documentaries on one program:

BORDER SOULS
ΨΥΧΕΣ ΤΩΝ ΣΥΝΟΡΩΝ

Directed by Takis Bardakos
50 min / World Premiere

While some close their borders, others open their hearts. Director Takis Bardakos presents an unflinching glimpse into the lives of refugees biding their time in Greece and visits the monastery of Megali Panagia in Halkidiki where a monk has made caring for the displaced his calling’s purpose.

DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

Directed by Mary Zournazi
58 min / New York Premiere

Life on the streets of the troubled city of Athens is the subject of this documentary which focuses on the city’s stray dogs and the people who care for them. Special tribute is paid to Loukaniko, the beloved stray whose faithful participation in protest demonstrations made him a symbol of resistance and hope. (This film is in English)

Directors Takis Bardakos and Mary Zournazi are expected to attend the October 1 screening.

Sunday, October 1, 1:30 PM
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PERFECT STRANGERS
ΤΕΛΕΙΟΙ ΞΕΝΟΙ

Directed by Thodoris Atheridis
90 min / U.S. Premiere

Smaragda Karidi, Thodoris Atheridis and Makis Papadimitriou lead the ensemble cast of this sharply written comedy. Seven friends gathered for dinner decide to play a dangerous game. They place their phones on the table where everyone can hear the calls and read the messages. Friends have no secrets from one another, so what could go wrong?

Smaragda Karidi and Thodoris Atheridis are expected to attend the September 28 and October 1 screenings.

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 PM
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Sunday, October 1, 4:15 PM
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ROZA OF SMYRNA
Η ΡΟΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΣΜΥΡΝΗΣ

Directed by George Kordellas
97 min / New York Premiere

The antique store find of a blood-stained wedding dress leads to the uncovering of a long-suppressed love story dating back to the burning of Smyrna. This touching drama is among the most-viewed Greek films of the year.

Director George Kordellas is expected to attend the October 1 screening.

Sunday, October 1, 7:00 PM
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