Hellenic Film Society USA Presents “A Simple Man” on February 20 at MoMI

February 12, 2022

ASTORIA – The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) presents A Simple Man on Sunday, February 20, 4 PM at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria. The screening is part of the monthly Always on Sunday Greek film series which began in 2018.

A Simple Man, directed by Tassos Gerakinis and co-written by Gerakinis and Christos Strepkos, is about a peaceful winemaker struggling to save his vineyard and his relationship with his headstrong daughter. When a dangerous fugitive invades his home and takes him hostage, he goes beyond his limits to prevent his daughter’s involvement with the hostage taker. The film is in Greek with English subtitles.

A trailer for the film can be found on the Hellenic Film Society’s YouTube channel:

“Every now and then a film opens without fanfare and almost no publicity, yet it proves to be superior to most of the widely promoted films it is competing with for an audience. A Simple Man is that kind of film,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president, Hellenic Film Society USA. “This film is suspenseful, beautifully written, tautly directed, and expertly played.”

For further information or to purchase tickets to the film, 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.

The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, is conveniently located near public transportation. 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: https://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, 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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