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Always on Sunday Continues as Hellenic Film Society USA Presents Fantasia, Dec.12

ASTORIA – The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) will present a screening of Fantasia on Sunday, December 12, 4 PM at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. The film is part of the monthly Always on Sunday Greek film series which began in 2018.

Written and directed by Alexis Kardaras, Fantasia is a musical drama that follows a talented young singer’s rise to stardom and the toll it takes on her personal life, while capturing the sometimes-seedy atmosphere of the 1990s Greek club scene. The film had its US premiere last year during HFS’s Greek Film Expo on Demand, the film festival presented virtually in July 2020 when the pandemic forced movie theaters to close. The film stars Rena Morfi, a popular singer in Greece, in her feature film debut. Morfi received the Expo’s 2020 Alexis Mouyiaris Memorial Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film. Fantasia is in Greek with English subtitles.

“The memorable Fantasia soundtrack captures the period perfectly,” says Jimmy DeMetro, Hellenic Film Society USA president. “And Morfi’s performance is spot-on as she brilliantly conveys the ambition and heartbreak that drove her character’s rise to stardom.”

For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497 and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

When purchasing film tickets, please use discount code SUNDAY20.

In keeping with City and State public health protocols, the Museum requires proof of vaccination and masks for all visitors. For details, please visit the Museum of Moving Image website: http://www.movingimage.us/.

About the Hellenic Film Society USA

The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema can and should be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization promotes feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.

In addition to collaborating with the Museum of the Moving Image for its series of monthly Greek film screenings, HFS presents the annual New York Greek Film Expo film festival annually. When the pandemic forced movie theaters to close, HFS began streaming Greek films worldwide and created a YouTube channel to satisfy audience demand for Greek film.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Kallinikeion Foundation, and Queens Council on the Arts.

More information is available online: www.hellenicfilmusa.org.

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