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OCTOBER 20-26 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Greek Film Festival runs October 20-26, beginning with the Opening Night film Olympia, the documentary feature on Olympia Dukakis, screening on Sunday, October 20 at the Castro Theater (a first for SFGFF), 429 Castro Street in San Francisco. The Closing Night film is the poignant dramatic comedy…

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Screen Grabs: A Bounty of International Film Fests

Filipino, Greek, United Nations, and SF Shorts fests highlight world cinema. Plus: Parasite, The Lighthouse, The King, more. Mill Valley may be over, but the fall cavalcade of local film festivals continues. This week alone brings at least four (that we know of). The 16th SF Greek Film Fest opens this Sunday at the Castro with documentary Olympia,…

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48hills: Olympia Dukakis Has a Few Words

Link to Original 48hills Article ‘Do what you want. Treat people decently,’ says the film legend, with a new doc and honors at the Greek Film Festival. When Olympia Dukakis won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Moonstruck, in 1988, she became the first Greek American to win the much-coveted trophy….

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Datebook | SF Chronicle: S.F. Greek Film Festival

Link to Original Datebook Article Olympia Dukakis is the subject of this new feature-length documentary, which focuses on the Oscar-winning actress’ life and career. In addition to showcasing the ups and downs of her decades in acting, “Olympia” concentrates on the present day, by following Dukakis over the course of three years, from age 80 to…

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The National Herald: Save the Date for SF’s 16th Annual Greek Film Festival

Link to the Original Article on The National Herald SAN FRANCISCO – The 2019 San Francisco Greek Film Festival (“SFGFF”), the first and longest-running Greek film festival in the United States, will be held between October 20-26. SFGFF is dedicated to recognizing, supporting, and promoting the best film work by Greek and Cypriot filmmakers from…

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Do The Bay: SF Greek Film Festival

Link to the Original Article on Do The Bay The 16th San Francisco Greek Film Festival opens SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, at the historic Castro Theater! Opening Night’s feature film is Olympia – a feature documentary on the life of Academy Award winner and prominent Greek American Olympia Dukakis, directed by Harry Mavromihalis, who will be…

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Greek News Agenda: The 16th San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Link to original Article on Greek News Agenda The 2019 San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) will be held October 20 through 26. Opening Nighton Sunday, October 20 will take place at the Castro Theater (a first for SFGFF) with the screening of I am Mackenzie short film, winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Award, and the documentary Olympia, winner of…

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San Francisco Greek Film Festival Runs October 20-26

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) announced all film programs for the 2019 Festival which will be held October 20-26. The Opening Night film is Olympia, the documentary feature on Olympia Dukakis, screening on Sunday, October 20 at the Castro Theater (a first for SFGFF). The Closing Night film is…

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2019 Moderator of the SF Greek Film Festival Despina Mouzaki

This year, Greek director Despina Mouzaki will serve as SFGFF moderator/MC, introducing films and the other invited filmmakers, moderating Q&A sessions after the screenings, and providing context and history of modern Greek cinema. Despina Mouzaki is a producer and director of films and audiovisual works, founder of the companies Alipnoos SA, Breaking Wave Ltd, Cinegram…

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2019 Opening Night at the Castro Theater in San Francisco

Opening Night will be held on Sunday, October 20 at the Castro Theater, a first for the San Francisco Greek Film Festival. Castro Theater in San Francisco Parking around the Castro district is difficult at best, there are two small parking lots and street parking available, please add extra travel time if coming by car…