ASTORIA, NY – The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) will present the award-winning film, Siege on Liperti Street on Sunday, January 23, 4 PM at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The film is part of the monthly Always on Sunday Greek film series which began in 2018.
The Cypriot film, written and directed by Stavros Pamballis, won five Best Picture awards at the 2019 Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film is set near the buffer zone dividing the city of Nicosia, Cyprus, where a desperate father crushed by economic austerity fights to keep his family’s home from being repossessed, at any cost. The film stars Constantine Markoulakis, one of Greece’s most acclaimed theater actors. Siege on Liperti Street is in Greek with English subtitles.
“Siege on Liperti Street is a very powerful film the captures a simple man’s love for his family and the desperation that drives him to do whatever is necessary to save them from financial ruin,” says Jimmy DeMetro, president, Hellenic Film Society USA. “This is a most impressive directorial debut for Pamballis and we look forward to seeing more work from him in the future.”
A trailer for the film and an interview with the writer-director and lead actress Daphne Alexander can be found on the Hellenic Film Society’s YouTube channel.
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: .
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.