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10th edition of Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
31 May 2016
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Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate its tenth anniversary June 1 – 5, 2016 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The lively festival will showcase more films, Q&A’s and festivities than ever before including a collaboration with Athens International Culinary Film Festival (AICFF) and a Gastronomical Sidebar complete with cuisine themed entertainment and top chef cooking demonstration with tasting. 

Mythopathy by Tassos Boulmetis

This year’s offerings boast films from Australia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, UK, Greece, Sweden, Turkey and the U.S. representing 15 narratives, 9 documentaries, and 31 short films. LAGFF will introduce four World premieres, 25 North American premieres, and 13 Los Angeles premieres to the Hollywood audience. 42 films will vie for LAGFF’s coveted “Audience Choice” Orpheus Award. Remarking on this special anniversary, co-founder Ersi Danou noted, “For a decade now, we have brought new Greek Cinema to Los Angeles. Greece has seen the burgeoning of a new generation of filmmakers who are willing to step out of the box and approach their audience in bold ways. LAGFF is a chance for Los Angelinos to experience Greek cinema, and our filmmakers benefit from the bridging effect between Greece, the Balkans, and Hollywood."

Worlds Apart by Christopher Papakaliatis

Some festival highlights include the Opening Night North American premiere of Tassos Boulmetis’ bittersweet comedy “Mythopathy "(Notias) on Wednesday, June 1, while Sunday΄s Closing Night film will be Christopher Papakaliatis’ “Worlds Apart” in its debut outside of Greece. The film stars Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons. Christopher Papakaliatis and J.K. Simmons will be present for their film’s North American premiere. Following the screening is the star-studded Orpheus Awards Ceremony and the closing night party including wine, food, and entertainment under the Hollywood stars. J.K. Simmons will receive the 2016 Orpheus at the ceremony hosted by “American Beauty” star Mena Suvari.

Evdokia by Alexis Damianos

Thursday, June 2 LAGFF will have a special tribute to iconic Greek director Alexis Damianos with a screening of the all-time favorite masterpiece “Evdokia” in its original 35mm format. First released in 1971, this Greek/UK co-production is a love story between a prostitute (Evdokia) and a sergeant (Yorgos). The film features an original Manos Loizos’ Rembetico musical piece and stars the late Maria Vassiliou (Chrysothemis) and Chris Zorbas (Silhouettes). In 2002, the Greek Film Critics Association voted Evdokia as one the 5 best Greek films of all time.

Chevalier by Athina Rachel Tsangari

Thursday also offers writer/director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s critically acclaimed comedy “Chevalier”. Tsangari, who is attending this year’s festival, will also be conducting a Directing Master Class on Saturday, June 4 which is open to the public.  

Feature films at LAGFF

Short Fuse by Andreas Lampropoulos and Kostas Skyftas (Greece, 2016, 86min)

Riverbanks by Panos Karkanevatos

Documentary Films at LAGFF

Around the World in 55 Days…With Mum..And the Camera by Simoni Zafeiropoulou (Greece, 2015, 55min)
The Touch by Frosini Koutsouti (Greece, 2015, 27min)

My Friend Larry Gus by Vasilis Katsoupis

Fiction Short Films

3000 by Antonis Tsonis (Greece/Australia, 2016, 20min)
Albert by Miranda Howard-Williams (UK, 2015, 12min)
Alexandra’s Letters by Dimitris Tzoytzoyrakos (USA, 2016, 6min)
Between Black and White by Socrates Alafouzos (Greece, 2015, 15min)
Christos and Dimitra by Amerissa Basta (Greece, 2016, 13min)
Downhill by Stelios Kammitsis (Cyprus, 2015, 13min)
Eastern Dream by Nektarios Kalogridis (Greece, 2016, 5min)
Melpomene by Michel Felanis (Greece, 2015, 6min)
My Stuffed Granny by Effie Pappa (UK, 2014, 10min)
Pacino’s Way by Haris Pantelidakis (Greece, 2015, 18min)
Pet by Chris Moraitis (Greece, 2016, 12min)
Semele by Myrsini Aristidou (Cyprus, 2015, 13min)
Simon Says by Nikos Tsamberopoulos (Greece/UK, 2015, 13min)
Stagnation by Alexander Zwart (Norway, 2015, 15min)
Stutterer by Benjamin Cleary (UK/Ireland, 2015, 13min)
Such a Same by Takis Papanastasiou (Greece, 2015, 20min)
The Confidential Informant by Stephen Kinigopoulos (USA, 2015, 21min)
The Seed by Ifigeneia Kotsoni (Greece, 2015, 14min) 
Twin Flame by Alexi Papalexopoulos (USA, 2015, 15min)
White Sheet by Sonia Liza Kenterman (Greece, 2014, 19min)

Ekdysis by Faidra Tsolina

For more information regarding all films screening at the 10th LAGFF please visit the festival’s Official Website

  Hear me out
  Hail Arcadia
  The Archaeologist
  Family Member
  Exotica, Erotica, Etc.
  The Republic
  Simon Says
  Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair
  The Longest Run
  LUDLOW, Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War
  My Friend Larry Gus
  Worlds Apart
  Alex & Eve
  Angelos Frantzis
  Alexis Damianos
  Tassos Boulmetis
  Dimitris Athanitis
  Socrates Alafouzos
  Ifigenia Kotsoni
  Argyris Papadimitropoulos
  Athina-Rachel Tsangari
  Marianna Economou
  Kimon Tsakiris
  Filippos Koutsaftis
  Leonidas Vardaros
  Panos Karkanevatos
  Christos Zorbas
  Christoforos Papakaliatis
  Yorgos Zois
  Amerissa Basta
  Michael Felanis
  Manos Loizos
  Maria Vassiliou
  Sonia Liza Kenterman
  Andronikos-Konstantinos Dimopoulos
  Marinos Kartikkis
  Evangelia Kranioti
  Nicolas Kolovos
  Faidra Tsolina
  Dimitris Tzetzas
  Nikos Tseberopoulos
  Angélique Kourounis
  Vassilis Katsoupis
  J.K. Simmons
  Peter Andrikidis
  Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2014
  Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2015, June 3-7
  Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Official Facebook Page
  Athens International Culinary Film Festival Official Webpage
  Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Official Website
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