2019 Film Festival Movie Listings

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival celebrates its 16th year! All movies have English subtitles. All movies are for mature audiences. Tickets are available at grfilm.com/tickets and at the door. We strongly encourage guests to buy tickets online, especially for the Opening and Closing Nights. Individual tickets range $15-50; Weekly Passes are $170; and Student tickets with valid ID are $10 (excludes opening and or closing nights). Click a date below to view that day's film lineup. Click the film title to view more details on the film.

Sunday, October 20 – Doors open 5:00 p.m. | Movie Screening 5:30 p.m. | Reception following the Screening | Movie Only $15/Movie & Reception $40

I Am Mackenzie

I am Mackenzie

5:30 p.m. The Castro Theater 429 Castro Street, San Francisco USA, 2019 Running Time: 19 min 43 seconds Directed by Artemis Anastasiadou Caught up in toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of her dad’s…

Olympia

Olympia

5:30 p.m. The Castro Theater 429 Castro Street, San Francisco USA, 2018 Runtime: 1 Hour 43 minutes Director: Harry Mavromichalis This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis. Starting on the day she turns 80 and continuing for three years, this film deals with the struggles and…

Monday, October 21 – Ticket $15/Student $10

Life Will Smile

Life Will Smile

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco U.K., 2018 Runtime: 39 minutes Director: Drey Kleanthous Narrated by survivor Haim Konstantini, this is the dramatic story of the 275 Jews who evaded the Nazis on the Greek island of Zakynthos. A unique occurrence in the chronicles of World War II, seen through…

To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Cyprus, 2018 Runtime: 12 minutes Director: Stelana Kliris A young man has to tell his girlfriend that he has been accepted for a one-way mission to Mars. Awards Drama International Short Film Festival: World Premiere

Epiphany

Epiphany

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco USA, 2018 Runtime: 1 hour, 25 seconds Directors: Katina Sossiadis and Koula Sossiadis Kazista A self-proclaimed love poem to Greek culture and the dying sea sponge industry, EPIPHANY tells the story of Luka, a young woman trying with all her might to connect with…

Tuesday, October 22 – Ticket $15/Student $10

One Day One Fly

One Day One Fly

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2019 Runtime: 6 minutes, 22 seconds Director: Petros Niamonitakis This little fly experiences each moment as if it was his last one. Following the adventures of his life, he learns how to fly, follow his instincts, find food, find love, and to collect…

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco USA, 2018 Runtime: 12 minutes, 12 seconds Director: Tracy Kleeman THELMA & LOUISE meets GONE GIRL. Callie puts on her best poker face while she embarks on the run from Los Angeles through the desert with nothing but her Toyota Solara and a pack…

Entropia

Entropia

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 17 minutes, 15 seconds Director: Chris Tatsis On the day of his wife’s birthday, introverted Lambros welcomes relatives and friends to their countryside home for a festive meal. When his brother tells a story from their childhood years, shaming him in…

Holy Boom

Holy Boom

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 1 hours, 39 minutes Director: Maria Lafi HOLY BOOM is a drama with multiple storylines, taking place in a multicultural area of Athens during Orthodox Easter. The lives of four strangers who live in the same neighborhood change dramatically when on…

Wednesday, October 23 – Ticket $15/Student $10

Crossing

Crossing

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 5 minutes, 20 seconds Director: Nikos Mathios A young woman is having a pleasant walk in the forest. Or not. Awards Drama International Short Film Festival: World Premiere

Chandelier

Chandelier

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 9 minutes, 56 seconds Director: Antonis Glaros Menis Nolakis, an army officer, is trapped in a dark box. Soon he will realize that it is his coffin on his funeral day. He will inevitably come face-to-face with all the important people…

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco U.K., 2017 Runtime: 12 minutes, 12 seconds Director: Marcus Markou Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the course of their lives. Their initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship. Awards Manhattan Short Film Festival: Best Short Maryland International Film…

Chinatown - The Three Shelters

Chinatown – The Three Shelters

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Cyprus, 2018 Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes Director: Aliki Danezi-Knutsen Cleo, a Greek-Chinese girl, brought up with love and light in the hills of Cyprus, finds out on her 18th birthday that her long-deceased father was murdered by the Chinese mafia. She swears to…

Thursday, October 24 – Ticket $15/Student $10

The Silence of the Dying Fish

The Silence of the Dying Fish

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 19 minutes Director: Vasilis Kekatos Makis is a fish farmer. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with…

SYMI – The Mamaland

SYMI – The Mamaland

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2019 Runtime: 6 minutes, 29 seconds Director: Stamatis Liontos A visually stunning tribute to the Greek island of Symi. Considered the mythical birthplace of the Charites, the island is named after the nymph Symi. In “The Iliad,” Symi is the domain of King…

Incidentally

Incidentally

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Konstantinos Oikonomou End of summer 2017, Athens, Greece. While preparing for a festive dinner on her name day, the phone rings and Elpida takes a moment to respond to a phone survey. Distracted from the conversation, the survey…

Her Job

Her Job

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minuttes Director: Nikos Labôt Panayiota, a 37-year-old illiterate housewife, leads a quiet life with her husband and children in a modest neighborhood in Athens. To cope with the recession that has been affecting her family for some time,…

Friday, October 25 – Ticket $15/Student $10

Grief

Grief (A place none of us know until we reach it)

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, Italy, 2018 Runtime: 8 minutes Director: Alexandra Matheou A mother and daughter are on a journey to Sicily looking for a spot to scatter their beloved husband/father’s ashes. As the day progresses, the mother’s solid plan of what to do with the ashes…

Umbrella

Umbrella

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Amerissa Basta On a sunny autumn morning, Alekos and Eleni, a couple in their seventies, are getting ready to visit their daughter. Alekos wants to bring an umbrella and Eleni disagrees. He eventually takes the umbrella and they…

Patision Avenue

Patision Avenue

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Thanasis Neofotistos Yanni’s mom is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the…

In this Land Nobody Knew How to Cry

In this Land Nobody Knew How to Cry

7 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes Director: Giorgos Panousopoulos Something magical is happening in a small uncharted island, somewhere in the Aegean Sea: two unsuspecting foreigners, a French member of the European Parliament and a young economist, arrive in idyllic Armenaki with a…

Saturday, October 26 – Reception at 5:00 p.m. | Movie Screening at 7:00 p.m. | Reception and Movie $50

Vourvourou

Vourvourou

7 p.m. The Dolby Theater 1275 Market St, San Francisco Greece, 2018 Runtime: 22 minutes, 14 seconds Director: Karina Logothetis “Where does the sun go when it gets dark? Why is the chicken’s egg so important to humans? Why doesn’t my brother take me with him when he goes caroling with Claire? Who is this…

Smuggling Hendrix

Smuggling Hendrix

7 p.m. The Dolby Theater 1275 Market St, San Francisco Cyprus, 2018 Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes Director: Marios Piperides Yiannis, a faded musician who is about to leave Cyprus for a better life abroad, sees his plans turned upside down when his dog runs away and crosses the Buffer Zone that separates the “Greek…

Sunday, October 27 – Light appetizers will be served following the screening | Ticket $20/Student $10

Cliffs of Freedom

Cliffs of Freedom

5 p.m. Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco Special Screening USA, 2019 Runtime: 2 hours, 17 minutes Director: Van Ling The story of an ill-fated romance between a young Greek village girl and a conflicted Turkish officer during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821….