ASTORIA – The Hellenic Film Society USA will present a screening of Digger on Sunday, November 14, 4 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 which has been presented at the Museum since 2018, but which has been on pause since March 2020.
Digger is the winner of ten 2021 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Actor. The film is also Greece’s contender for Oscar consideration as Best International Feature. Written and directed by Georgis Grigorakis, and starring Vangelis Mourikis, Digger is about a reclusive farmer in the lush backwoods of northern Greece who battles a giant mining company that is digging up the forest and threatening his property. The greatest threat comes with the unexpected arrival of his estranged son, who appears after a 20-year separation to claim the family land. Cineuropa said, “Digger is one of the more accomplished films in recent Greek cinema.” The film is in Greek with English subtitles.
“The strong turnout for the New York Greek Film Expo last month convinced us that people are ready to go back to movie theaters,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president, Hellenic Film Society USA. “And Digger is an excellent film to come back to. It’s well made, the performances are brilliant, and the subject matter is topical.”
For further information or to purchase tickets, 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: http://www.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, and Queens Council on the Arts. For additional information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497.