Don’t Miss the HFS NY Greek Film Expo in Astoria and Brooklyn This Weekend

NEW YORK – After a successful run at the Village East Theater in Manhattan September 29-October 2 and at the Pelham Picture House in Westchester October 5-6 with encore presentations of two of the most popular films of the past year: King Otto and Tailor, the Hellenic Film Society USA’s New York Greek Film Expo continues with screenings this weekend, Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street in Astoria, and at the Alpine Cinemas, 6817 Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

My Name is Eftyhia, directed by Angelos Frantzis, will be screened at the Alpine Cinemas in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 9, 4 PM. This award-winning music-filled drama tells the story of Eftyhia Papagiannopoulou, the beloved lyricist of Greece. Watch the trailer here: https://bit.ly/3V7TLuQ. Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3yotVJf.

A scene from the popular award-winning film My Name is Eftyhia. (Photo: Courtesy of Hellenic Film Society USA)

The screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image are as follows:

Friday, October 7, 7 PM- Magnetic Fields (Μαγνητικά πεδία), directed by Yorgos Gousis, follows two strangers who meet by chance and forge an unexpected relationship. The film is the official Greek submission for Best International Feature in the 2023 Oscars and won Best Film at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards in 2022. Trailer: https://bit.ly/3eaoHtF.

Saturday, October 8, 4 PM- The Lifebelt (Το Σωσίβιο) directed by Yiannis Panayiotarakos, tells the story of a homeless man who helps a failed businessman reclaim his lost values. Trailer: https://bit.ly/3Mex3Nv.

Saturday, October 8, 7 PM- Pack of Sheep (Άγελη Πρόβατων), directed by Dimitris Kanellopoulos, stars Dimitris Lalos and Aris Servetalis as two of a group of small town merchants who decide to join forces and confront the local loan shark for a better deal. Trailer: https://bit.ly/3CFUhsV.

Sunday, October 9, 4 PM- The Fortune Teller, Η Kαφετζού, directed by Alekos Sakellarios, stars Georgia Vasileiadou and Mimis Fotopoulos in this classic comedy from 1956 about a woman who pretends to be an expert fortune teller. Trailer: https://bit.ly/3Chke0b.

More information and tickets available online: https://hellenicfilmusa.org.

For tickets to the Museum of the Moving Image screenings use Discount Code: NYEXPO22.


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