ASTORIA – Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) will stream two Greek films worldwide, as part of its Always on Sunday on Demand monthly film series. The romantic comedy Committed and the drama, The Tree and the Swing, will be presented through March 6. Both films have English subtitles.
Committed, written and directed by Stelana Kliris and filmed on location in Cyprus, is a bittersweet romantic comedy about a runaway bride who meets a young man on the road. He, too, has commitment issues.
Filmed on location in Greece, The Tree and the Swing, written and directed by Maria Douza, tells the story of a cardiology professor who returns to Greece to reconcile with her estranged father. Winner of eight Cyprus International Film Festival Awards, including Best Feature Film.
“What better time than the month of Valentine’s Day to present two films about love,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society. “Whether it’s romance or familial love, the powerful emotions unleashed in these films will strike a chord in the hearts of our audience.”
This month’s films are sponsored by The Greek Online School, which offers live Greek language courses online to children and adults. For further information or to purchase tickets to these films, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org.
Filmed on location in Greece, The Tree and the Swing, was written and directed by Maria Douza. Photo: Courtesy of Hellenic Film Society USA
The two films are presented as part of the Hellenic Film Society’s Always on Sunday on Demand film series, an outgrowth of the Always on Sunday film series which began at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY in 2018. The monthly online series follows the successful virtual Greek film festival that HFS presented in July after the pandemic forced movie theaters to close indefinitely, precluding the presentation of the New York Greek Film Expo, the Society’s annual spring film festival in theaters around the New York metropolitan area.
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. Based in Astoria, NY, 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.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society. Additional support is provided by Onassis Foundation USA, the Kallinikeion Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, and the New York City Council through the office of Council Member Costa Constantinides. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 646-844-1488.