LAGFF Announces Full Schedule for May 10-30, Mourns Olympia Dukakis

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival announced the full schedule for the virtual event May 10-30. The program team selected one of their largest yet lineups with 64 features, documentaries, short and animation works by Greek filmmakers worldwide. They are grouped in seven thematic collections. With the $60 all-access pass, all films will immediately become available to the viewer, individually or by category, streaming from May 10-30.

In the Realities & Fictions collection: Being Present, Daniel 16, Digger, Green Sea, Kala Azar, The Man with the Answers, Pari, Sow the Wind, Stefanos Rokos, This Is Right, The Unknown Athenians, and Vasy’s Odyssey.

History & Tradition collection: 2 Miles from Home, Amalgamation, Heroes of Salonika, The Journey of Askavlos, Ke*ha*’jas, Markos, My Rembetika Blues, Once Upon a River, Passage to Europe, Persephone, Prespa Lakes, Sarmako, Seven Minutes of Soul, Spiros and the Circle of Death, The Unlost Homeland, and The Weavers.

In the Film Festival Darlings collection:  Antivirus, Bella, Draw with Me, The End of Suffering, Escaping the Fragile Planet, Madonna F64.0, Melatonin, and Witchin’.

Special Screenings include three unique features: Ballad for a Pierced Heart, Man of God, and Tailor.

Animation Films for the Whole Family, screening for free, include Bucket Hat!, Cast-Outs, From Heart to Heart, Lazy Dragon, The Parrot Lady, and The Two Singles.

More information on the full program is available online: https://lagff.org/.

LAGFF also released the following statement about the passing of Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis who passed away on May 1, at the age of 89: “It was with great sadness that we received the news that Olympia Dukakis passed away on Saturday morning. A fierce actor, director, producer, activist and Oscar winner, Olympia was one of a kind. LAGFF was privileged to have had her as a member of its advisory board and to have screened OLYMPIA, a documentary by Harry Mavromichalis, in 2018, winning the Orpheus Audience Award. Her inspirational presence and beautiful persona lit up the world Olympia lived in. We will miss her and we will always remember her.”


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