Committed to each other and to upholding an honored tradition, three generations of the famed
Xylouris family travel the world and perform vibrant Cretan music for admiring fans.
Best Documentary 2015, Hellenic Film Academy.
AND I ALSO PASSED BY THERE AND HAD PAPER SHOES TO WEAR
Dir. Vassilis Loules
The centuries old tradition of storytelling comes vibrantly alive in this documentary, featuring
village elders telling stories they learned when they were children.
A conversation with Vassilis Loules, with an introduction by
Maria Kaliambou (Folklore specialist, Yale University) will follow the screening.
AT HOME (STO SPITI)
Dir. Athanasios Karanikolas
A housekeeper who considers herself a member of the family she has faithfully served for
years is forced to recognize her true status within the household.
Maria Callimani was named Best Actress 2015 by the Hellenic Film Academy
for her portrayal of the housekeeper.
FOREVER (GIA PANTA)
Dir. Margarita Manda<
This story of two lonely people unfolds with stunning cinematography and minimum dialogue.
Will the two manage to surrender to their need for love and break the loneliness that surrounds them?
IRENE AND MARIE
Dir. Alex Thompson
Olympia Dukakis portrays a woman facing the harsh realities of growing old.
Director Margarita Manda is expected to attend the screening.
BENEATH THE OLIVE TREE
Dir. Athanasios Karanikolas
This documentary examines the long-suppressed story of women unjustly imprisoned in a
concentration camp on the island of Trikeri during the tumultuous Greek civil war.
Dir. Sonia Liza Kenterman
A young boy tries to secure a better future for his baby sister.
Both directors are expected to attend the screening.
LOVESTRUCK (APO EROTA)
Dir. Thodoris Atheridis
On the eve of his wedding, a firefighter must contend with the ghost of a former girlfriend
determined to stop the proceedings from taking place.
Winner, Best Picture 2015, OTE Audience Award.
Dir. Valerie Kontakos
Over fifty years ago, six young girls, in defiance of their parents, joined a convent and eventually
founded a shelter for abused children. “The fiercest girl gang in Greek Orthodox Church history”
is still at it, having taken more than 500 children so far into their unconventional family.
SAN ROMA: WE ARE GYPSIES
Dir. Marina Danezi
This fascinating documentary visits gypsy settlements in Greece, crossing seemingly
forbidden borders to meet the Greek Roma.
Director Valerie Kontakos is expected to attend the screening.
PROMAKHOS: THE FIRST LINE
Dir. Coerte Voorhes, John Voorhes
Two Athenian attorneys wage a legal battle against the British Museum to win the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
A LIFE, TAKEN
Dir. George Pitsironis
A New York City police detective discovers long -suppressed demons from her past.
Dir. Panos Karkanevatos
A mysterious sapper challenges his fate daily clearing a deadly minefield.
When he falls in love, his life gets even trickier.
Director Panos Karkanevatos is expected to attend the screening.
STRATOS (TO MIKRO PSARI)
Dir. Yannis Economides
A morose baker who moonlights as hired killer seeks redemption in a world that has lost all sense of morality. Vaggelis Mourikis was named Best Actor 2015 by the Hellenic Film Academy for his unforgettable portrayal of the killer.
WEDNESDAY 04:45 (TETARTI 04:45)
Dir. Alexis Alexiou
When a shady gangster abruptly calls in his debts, a jazz club owner has 32 hours to raise the cash and save everything he has worked to achieve over the years. Partly a parable on the perils of accumulated debt, this multi-layered gangster drama was selected to compete in the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
KISSES TO THE CHILDREN (FILIA STA PAIDIA)
Dir. Vassilis Loules
In this poignant and most impressive addition to the rich archive of Holocaust films, 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 psychological insights into the experience of survival.
Dir. Panos Koutras
Screenplay: Panagiotis Evangelidis, Panos Koutras
Cast: Kostas Nikouli (Danny), Nikos Gelia (Odysseas / Odi), Yannis Stankoglou (Lefteris), Marissa Triandafyllidou
(Vasiliki), Aggelos Papadimitriou (Tassos), Romana Lobats (Maria / Sonia), and Patty Pravo
After the death of their Albanian mother, two brothers, one gay and one straight, leave Athens and head for Thessaloniki in search of the Greek father who abandoned them many years ago. While the relationship between the two brothers is often conflicted, the protective fraternal bond they share forms the emotional core of this exuberant coming of age film that is both compelling
and disarmingly engaging.
Writing in the New York Times, Stephen Holden said: “You come away from XENIA feeling a bit
more alive and ready to throw caution to the wind.”
Winner, seven 2015 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This film is the Greek entry
for Academy Award consideration this year for Best Foreign Language Film.
In this bittersweet comedy with a twist, two young people escaping from their lives meet by chance on a Cyprus back road. He has commitment issues. She is a runaway bride. Together the two will try to forge a connection as they take to the road and attempt to sort out their conflicting feelings about love and commitment.
LITTLE ENGLAND (MIKRA AGGLIA)
Dir. Pantelis Voulgaris
In this story of passion, family and loss, two sisters on the island of Andros are united and divided by a secret: their love for the same man.
Winner: Six 2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
After its triumphant sold out screening last year at the 1,100 seat Ziegfeld Theater, this film is back by popular demand. This will be the first screening of the film in Nassau County.
LOVE, LIFE, HEARTBREAK
A program of short films ranging from the trivial to the sublime.
Direction: Mark Sargent
Direction: Andrew Ignatiou
Direction: Iphigenia Dimitriou
Direction: Artemis Shaw
5 WAYS 2 DIE
Direction: Daina Papadaki
Direction: Stella Kyriakopoulos
IRENE AND MARIE
Direction: Alex Thompson
Direction: Haris Tsampas,
THREE FILMMAKERS TO WATCH<
Yianna Dellatolla, Nicolas Kolovos, and Spriros Charalambous, three filmmakers about to
take the next big step in their careers, present their best short films.
I AM GAY FIG (FIKON)
Direction: Nicolas Kolovos
Direction: Yianna Dellatolla
ANNA FOREVER YOUNG (DEN THA GERASOUME POTE)
Direction: Spiros Charalambous