2018 Film Festival Movie Listings

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival celebrates its 15th year! Our program includes 24 feature-length films and shorts by Greek and Cypriot filmmakers from around the world. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHTS AND A BONUS SCREENING! All movies have English subtitles. All movies are for mature audiences. This year's artist-in-residence is Manoussos Manoussakis, one of Greece’s preeminent filmmakers. Mr. Manoussakis will facilitate with Q&As and provide context for the films throughout the week. Tickets are available at grfilm.com/tickets and at the door. We strongly encourage guests to buy tickets on line, especially for the Opening and Closing Nights. Individual tickets range $15-40; Weekly Passes are $150; and Student tickets with valid ID are $10. Click a date below to view that day's film lineup. Click the film title to view more details on the film.

Friday, October 12

The Last Note

The Last Note

7 p.m. Opening Night at Premier Theater, Lucasfilm, Letterman Digital Arts Center, 1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco Tickets: $20 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 117 min Director: Pantelis Voulgaris Awards: 2018 Hellenic Film Academy – Iris Award for Make Up, Sound, Costumes, Best Actor Four years after the success of award-winning “Little England” (“Μικρά Αγγλία”), director Pantelis…

Saturday, October 13

Aria

Aria

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15 Student tickets: $10 Cyprus, 2017 Run Time: 13 min 35 seconds Director: Myrsini Aristidou Awards: 2018 Sundance Film Festival 2017 Venice International Film Festival Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson…

Rearrangement

Rearrangement

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15 Student tickets: $10 Cyprus, 2018 Run Time: 8 min, 55 seconds Director: Emilios Avraam When Leonidas pursues a home renovation contract from wealthy homeowner Martha, he quickly comes to find that his potential new client is very insistent that everything must be…

Djam

Djam

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15 Student tickets: $10 France, 2017 Running Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Director: Tony Gatlif Award: 2017 Cannes Film Festival Djam, a young Greek woman, is sent to Istanbul by her uncle Kakourgos, a former sailor and passionate fan of Rebetiko, on a…

Sunday, October 14

Freezer

Freezer

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 16 minutes, 15 seconds Director: Dimitris Nakos Award: 2017 Drama Short Film Festival – Silver Dionysus Award and Best Script Tassos, a man in his 50s with a career in the corporate world, has been unemployed…

The Grocery Store

The Grocery Store

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 13 minutes, 21 seconds Director: Michalis Mathioudakis Achilles works at his father’s grocery store, still living with his parents. Today, a day just like any other, he has one more problem: he has the evil eye….

Dolphin Man 2

Dolphin Man

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Runtime: 1 hour, 22 minutes Director: Lefteris Charitos Award: 2018 Hellenic Film Academy – Iris Award for First Time Director, Best Documentary “Dolphin Man” tells the real-life story of Jacques Mayol, the greatest free-diver in recorded history, whose…

Monday, October 15

Brazuca

Brazuca

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 19 minutes Director: Faidon Gkretsikos Award: 2017 Drama Short Film Festival – Special Jury Mention During the World Cup, 11-year old Boyko will do anything to obtain “Brazuca,” the Official World Cup ball, to get out…

Mum, I'm Back

Mum, I’m Back

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 4 minutes, 40 secondss Director: Dimitris Katsimiris A woman returns after 40 years to the village of her birthplace. The cause is the death of her mother. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a…

Rosemarie

Rosemarie

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Cyprus, 2017 Running Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes Director: Adonis Florides Award: 2017 Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Greek Film Critics Association Award A burned-out soap opera writer, under pressure to deliver new episodes, turns his gaze upon his dysfunctional neighbors….

Tuesday, October 16

Anchorwoman

Anchorwoman

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2018 Runtime: 20 minutes Director: Ioannis Monastiropoulos An ambitious reporter follows a dark path towards success. Unbeknownst to her, this path leads her to a life-changing confrontation with her grandmother. As told through the eyes of these women who…

cowboy

Cowboy

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Runtime: 23 minutes, 16 seconds Director: Giannis Haritidis Award: 2017 Athens International Film Festival – Best Male Actor in Short Film In a few days, Minas is going to participate in a TV show called “Talent of the…

The Bullet Within

The Bullet Within

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Cyprus, 2018 Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes Director: Petros Charalambous A 35-year-old son buries his 27-year-old father. This true story about Andreas takes place the day before his wedding in today’s divided Cyprus. He struggles with the absence of his…

Wednesday, October 17

The Afterlife

The Afterlife

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 17 minutes, 12 seconds Director: Christos Sagias Award: 2017 Drama Short Film Festival – Best Actor Michalis, unable to accept his wife’s loss, cooks every day and places two dishes on the table, trying to keep…

Profiterole

Profiterole

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 12 minutes Director: Chrysanthi Karfi Koi Award: 2017 Drama Short Film Festival – Best Student Film A middle-class Greek family meets for the usual Sunday meal. Among various conversations about the food, the weather and everyday…

1968

1968

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2018 Running Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Director: Tassos Boulmetis April 4th, 1968. The Kallimarmaro Stadium is abuzz, with thousands of people gathered and millions listening through their radios. The AEK vs. SLAVIA of Prague basketball game has just…

Thursday, October 18

Tuesday Crowd

Tuesday Crowd

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 USA, 2017 Running Time: 19 minutes, 35 seconds Director: William Kioultzopoulos Cole is a fry-cook at a greasy burger joint who finds himself stuck at work late into the night. Across town, Jim and his employee Billy finish wrapping up…

Calling

Calling

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 USA, 2017 Running Time: 15 minutes, 45 seconds Director: Artemis Anastasiadou Award: 2017 Austin Film Society Grant Recipient Valeria, a Mexican-American seamstress and mother of a mentally challenged man is sexually assaulted one night by her employer. The film explores…

Xamou

Xamou

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2016 Running Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes Director: Clio Fanouraki When Johnny suddenly loses his job as a hotel manager amid Greece’s economic crisis, his response is to retreat into his own cave. Coaxed out by his wife and…

Friday, October 19

Ourania

Ourania

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 16 minutes Director: Despoina Kourti Award: 2017 Drama Short Film Festival – Best Female Director, Actress in a Leading Role, Greek Film Center Award, Best Movie Award from the Greek Association of Film Critics. Ourania is…

The Ticket

The Ticket

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 17 minutes Director: Haris Stathopoulos Award: 2017 Drama Short Film Festival – Best Sound and Best Film by the Organization of Greek Cinema Clubs We follow the course of a public transportation ticket as it passes…

Jamaica

Jamaica

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $15, Students $10 Greece, 2017 Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Director: Andreas Morfonios A redemptive story full of humor and love for life, Akis and Timos are two siblings who were close during their childhood but ended up growing apart. They are…

Saturday, October 20

Goldfish

Goldfish

5:30 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Screening Dolby Cinema and Dolby Laboratories 1275 Market Street, San Francisco Tickets: $40 Join us before the screening for a reception in the atrium. The festival is pleased to present the first-ever Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award to Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos. The award was created to honor outstanding…

Polyxeni

Polyxeni

5:30 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Screening Dolby Cinema and Dolby Laboratories 1275 Market Street, San Francisco Tickets: $40 Join us before the screening for a reception in the atrium. The festival is pleased to present the first-ever Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award to Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos. The award was created to honor outstanding…

BONUS: Sunday, October 21

cloudy sunday

Cloudy Sunday

1 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Tickets: $20 Greece, 2015 Running Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Director: Manoussos Manoussakis Award: 2016 Hellenic Film Academy – Iris Award for Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup During the tumultuous 1943, against the backdrop of a German-occupied Thessaloniki, two star-crossed lovers…