Programmers respond to pandemic with virtual, drive-in screening

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

The skinny: In its 17th year, this thoughtfully curated San Francisco staple unites the old and the new, including an Oct. 4 drive-in screening of Jules Dassin’s entertaining 1964 crime caper “Topkapi,” starring the incomparable Melina Mercouri. It screens at Par 3 at Poplar Creek, 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo.

Details: Oct. 3-10;

A recommendation: “My Name is Eftihia,” a sweeping biopic of Greek poet/songwriter Eftihia Papagiannopoulou, directed and acted to perfection. Keep tissues handy for this good cry, which is part of the festival’s streaming content.

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