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Hellenic Film Society Continues On-Demand Film Series April 1-10

ASTORIA – The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is continuing its monthly streaming series, Greek Films on Demand, April 1-10 with the presentation of the mystery, Blue Queen, and the powerful drama, Holy Boom. Both films are in Greek with English subtitles.

Twists and turns keep the audience guessing as four thieves compete over “Blue Queen,” one of the world’s most expensive diamonds. Greek director Alex Sipsidis brings American savvy to this smart jigsaw puzzle of a movie.

In Holy Boom, the lives of four strangers living in a multicultural neighborhood of Athens are upended when, on Palm Sunday, a mailbox is blasted by local teenagers, and vital documents are destroyed. Directed by Maria Lafi, the film was nominated for two Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

“The response from audiences around the world has been positive since we relaunched Greek Films on Demand in early March,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president, Hellenic Film Society USA. “We’re delighted to present these two exceptionally well-crafted films in April.”

This month’s programming is made possible, in part, by The Greek Online School.

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

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, Queens Council on the Arts, and Antenna Satellite TV. For additional information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497.

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