Audience/Program

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Florence Gould Hall

Le Skyroom

Tinker Auditorium

There will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers present after every screening.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

Florence Gould Hall Theater

5:00 PM ATTENDANCE
5:30 PM OPENING CEREMONY & OPENING OF THE DIGITAL EXHIBITION:
THE LEGEND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AS ANCIENT GREEK AND BYZANTINE LEGACY
at FIAF GALLERY (the exhibition will run until Sunday, Oct. 20)

followed by the screening of the film
IN THIS LAND NOBODY KNEW HOW TO CRY (90’)

RECEPTION at the Le Skyroom

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Florence Gould Hall Theater

12:45 PM In this land nobody knew how to cry (90’) (R)
3:15 PM Marble Homeland (57’)
5:15 PM Akra (52’)
7:00 PM Still river (133’)

Tinker Auditorium

2:00 PM The Campfire Project (58’) (international Greek-related documentary feature)
4:15 PM Clementine (85’) (international Greek-related feature)
7:00 PM Loaf + camouflage (99’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Florence Gould Hall Theater

12:00 PM PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION: ALEXANDER 8 ALEXANDER THE GREAT-THEMED ENGRAVINGS, CARVED BY “XOTARIS” ART GALLERY ARTISTS (the exhibition will run throughout the festival)
12:30 PM Filothei the Athenian – The revolution of a woman (58’)
2:15 PM Akra (52’) (R)
4:00 PM Still river (133’) (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’)

Tinker Auditorium

11:00 AM Promakhos (91’) (special screening)
1:30 PM Marble Homeland (57’) (R)
3:30 PM Short Films Α (159’)*
6:45 PM Short Films Β (161’)*

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

Florence Gould Hall Theater

10:30 AM Filothei the Athenian – The revolution of a woman (58’) (R)
12:30 PM A tree remembers (88’)
2:45 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’)
5:00 PM Living dangerously (105’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
7:30 PM The mountain tears (111’)

Tinker Auditorium

12:45 PM Short Films Α (159’)* (R)
4:00 PM Short Films Β (161’)* (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’) (R)

MONDAY, OCT. 21

Florence Gould Hall Theater

12:30 PM Exarheia, the chanting of birds (74’) (int. Greek-related documentary feature)
2:30 PM The mountain tears (111’) (R)
5:30 PM Crete arising (58’)
7:30 PM The waiter (104’)

Tinker Auditorium

2:00 PM A tree remembers (88’) (R)
5:00 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’) (R)
7:00 PM Epiphany (85’) (int. Greek-related feature)

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

Florence Gould Hall Theater

1:00 PM We are not together (68’) (int. Greek-related documentary feature)
3:00 PM The waiter (104’) (R)
5:30 PM Sirens in the Aegean (115’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
8:00 PM The new Greek Americans (70’) (int. Greek-related documentary feature)

Le Skyroom

2:30 PM Crete arising (58’) (R)
4:30 PM International with Greek element shorts program (75’) **

followed by the screening of the awarded international short film at the online festival

7:00 PM Nia on vacation (88’) (int. Greek-related feature)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

Florence Gould Hall Theater

CLOSING CEREMONY

6:00 PM AWARDS PRESENTATION

followed by the concert
GREEK FEMALE NEW YORKERS PERFORM SONGS FROM GREEK COMPOSERS
directed by notable jazz pianist and composer, Glafkos Kontemeniotis

RECEPTION at LE SKYROOM

GREEK SHORT FILMS
A selection of the finest short films from the recent Greek production:

*SHORT FILMS A
(11 movies, 170’)

Avanos (20’)
Ave Eva (13’)
The canaries (17’)
Crossing (5’)
Ιncidentally (15’)
Third Kind (32’)
Goldfish (14’)
Spring (10’)
Fourth Wall (10’)
To the moon and back (11′)
Portraits (23’)

*SHORT FILMS B
(10 movies, 161’)

Grief (A place none of us know until we reach it) (8’)
Rita (21’)
Patision Avenue (13’)
Springtime Rest (15’)
Roots (27’)
The Silence of the Dying Fish (19’)
Plain Truth (9’)
Pharmakos (14’)
Cloud (20’)
Blessings and vows (15’)

**GREEK-RELATED INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
A selection of the finest Greek-related short films from the recent international production (6 movies 75’)

The Story of Yannis (15’)
Chopper
(9’)
Sombra City
(10’)
The Island Man (20’)
Nostos (5’)
Calling (16’)

“The purpose of tragedy is to arouse “terror and pity” and thereby effect the catharsis of these (audience’s) emotions.”
Aristotle

 

Κάθαρσις (καθαίρω):  Catharsis, is the purification or purgation of the emotions primarily through art.

Το ἀκροατήριον – Akroatērion (ἀκροάομαι – hear/see): The Audience

Δημιουργός < δῆμος + ἔργον (public + act) < δημιουργέω, δημιουργῶ The Creator Producer

 

Through art, audience feels the catharsis of negative emotions, after watching a Greek drama play.
Audience feels satisfaction as the creator / producer drives his existence in a parallel time and space of the play action, while he controls audience emotions as he deploy the history of characters and events in the acts. The creator / producer of a play turns it to a psycho-therapeutic process that can educate / heal / entertain / create memories and many more, as the connection between him and the audience is very intense. All these would never happen without the Sponsor contribution in creating culture.
In simple words: Another example of human civilization.