San Francisco Greek Film Festival

When: Oct. 3 to Oct. 10
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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 slew of shorts and five features – two of which are documentaries.

A recommendation: “My Name is Eftihia,” a sweeping biopic on the Greek poet/songwriter Eftihia Papagianopoulou directed and acted to perfection. Keep tissues handy for this good cry.

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