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October 2020: So Many Film Festivals, So Little Internet Bandwidth

In addition to our own events, we always keep a lookout for other great film happenings to recommend. This month brings us online editions of some of our favorite local festivals, chances to stream titles we had selected for the 2020 SFFILM Festival, and more. San Francisco Greek Film Festival Through October 10 The 17th…

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The SF Greek Film Festival

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) announces their 2020 event, which will take place October 3-10, held online with one in person drive-in event, with all virtual screenings available free of charge. The Festival team is working on all details to reimagine the event in this format, including confirming the programming under these new…

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Screen Grabs: Will you strap in for the re-opening of SF cinemas?

Link to original article on 48hills.org San Franciscans who’ve been pining for re-opened movie theaters got big news this week with the announcement that as part of the continued cautious relaxation of COVID restrictions, those indoor venues will be permitted to operate again as of next Wed/7, with limited capacity and other restrictions. As of this…

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Dispataches from Greece & the Greek Diaspora

The 17th annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival will take place online on Saturday, October 3-10, 2020 with all screenings available free of charge, along with a special drive-in screening honoring Melina Mercouri’s legacy on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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COVID-19 Contributes To October Cluster Of Bay Area Film Festivals

When: Oct. 3 to Oct. 10 Ticket info, lineup: https://grfilm.com/2020-virtual-film-festival/ Details: In its 17th year, this thoughtfully curated San Francisco staple unites the old and the new, the latter with an Oct. 4 drive-in screening in San Mateo of Jules Dassin’s entertaining 1964 crime caper “Topkapi” starring the incomparable Melina Mercouri. Also worth taking in: a…

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17th San Francisco Greek Film Festival

The Greek Culture Ministry declared 2020 the Year of Melina Mercouri, in honor of what would have been the internationally known actress, singer, politician and one-woman tourist ambassador’s 100th birthday on Oct. 18, and the 17th San Francisco Greek Film Festival is on board, presenting one of her classic films for a drive-in audience. Mercouri (1920-94) had…

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Five Must-See Features At The 17Th Annual Sf Greek Film Festival

By Randy Myers Bay City News Foundation Link to original article on SFGATE.com To show their gratitude for years of support, San Francisco Greek Film Festival organizers are offering their 17th virtual lineup for free. The annual celebration kicked off Saturday when you could start streaming all features, documentaries and shorts. It ends Oct. 10….