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Hellenic Film Society Presents ‘What If’, Papakaliatis’ Directorial Debut, June 4

ASTORIA, NY – The Hellenic Film Society USA proudly presents the romantic drama “What If,” starring the renowned actor-director Christopher Papakaliatis. Join us on Sunday, June 4, at 3 PM at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria for an unforgettable cinematic experience.

“What If” marks Papakaliatis’ directorial debut, adding to his impressive portfolio that includes the popular series “Maestro in Blue” currently streaming on Netflix. This captivating film, recipient of two Hellenic Film Academy Awards, explores the profound impact of chance encounters and the consequences of actions not taken. Through two parallel stories, viewers are transported into a world that is mysterious, dangerous, and utterly enthralling. Please note that the film is in Greek with English subtitles, ensuring everyone can enjoy its beauty.

President Jimmy DeMetro expresses his excitement, stating, “What If” shattered box office records upon its initial release in Greece back in 2012. It propelled Christopher Papakaliatis, already recognized for his television work, into the spotlight as a remarkable young film director. We are thrilled to present this timeless masterpiece to both returning fans and new audiences. Its freshness and its place among the greatest romantic dramas make it an absolute must-watch.

For further information and ticket purchases, please visit HFS’s website . Stay connected with them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and news. Conveniently located near public transportation, the Museum of the Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria eagerly awaits your presence at this extraordinary screening.

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 deserves to 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 prestigious Museum of the Moving Image for its series of monthly Greek film screenings, HFS presents the annual New York Greek Film Expo film festival. HFS also hosts a YouTube channel offering free Greek films and interviews with filmmakers.

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, Antenna Satellite TV, and NYC & Company. For additional information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497.

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