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Hellenic Film Society USA Presents Still River at MoMI, January 12

January 5, 2020

ASTORIA – The Hellenic Film Society USA will present a screening of Still River (Akinito Potami) on Sunday, Jan. 12, 4:30 PM at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria. The film is part of the monthly Always on Sunday Greek film series presented at the Museum.

In this haunting drama about love, trust and faith struggling in the face of doubt, a civil engineer working in a remote industrial area of Siberia finds his troubled marriage further shaken when his wife becomes pregnant without recent intimacy. Trying to explain the inexplicable, one seeks scientific proof while the other starts believing in miracles, a clash between the rational and the spiritual.

“Still River is an ambitious undertaking that tells a provocative story in a stunningly cinematic way,” says Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society. “Shot on location under severe weather conditions, it’s an expensive production that took two years to make and stars prominent actors. This film is an important one for the Greek film industry and is unlike any other Greek film I have seen.”

Set against striking frozen landscapes, Still River was shot on location in Latvia by director Angelos Frantzis. The film won the Greek Film Critics Award (PEKK) at the 2018 Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film stars Katia Goulioni, winner of many acting awards for her role in Polyxeni, including the Hellenic Film Academy Award and the award for Best Performance in a Feature Film at the 2018 New York Greek Film Expo, presented by the Hellenic Film Society. The film also stars Andreas Konstantinou, winner of the Hellenic Film Academy Award for his performance in The Last Note. Still River is in Greek with English subtitles and, due to the subject matter, is recommended for mature audiences.

The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, is conveniently located near public transportation. For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 646-844-1488 and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

When purchasing film tickets, please use discount code SUNDAY20.

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 every spring. This fall, HFS also presented film festivals in Philadelphia and Atlanta.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by Onassis Foundation USA and the Kallinikeion Foundation. For additional information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 646-844-1488.

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