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San Francisco Greek Festival Celebrates 17 years with Melina Mercouri

By Jonathan Farrell, Some of humanity’s earliest theatrical and dramatic presentations come from the Greeks. Often when the word “drama” is said, it implies something serious. But actually the term drama is derived from a Greek word for action. According to the Greeks, drama refers to two kinds of drama. One that is a…

15th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival Closing Night

2019 San Francisco Greek Film Festival Wraps Following 8 Days of Films

The 2019 San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) wrapped its 16th annual event, with daily screenings held October 20th through 27th. The Festival screened eight feature films, and sixteen short films, by Greek and Cypriot filmmakers from around the world. SFGFF audiences responded to surveys at every screening, making their voices heard in process to…

Kary Anthosis

Kary Antholis to receive Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of the second annual Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award is Kary Antholis, which will be awarded on Closing Night, Saturday, October 26, in a presentation at Dolby Cinema at 1275 Market, immediately following a reception in his honor. Kary Antholis is Founding Publisher and CEO of Crime Story Media LLC. In June…

Helenic News

Elios Charitable Foundation Events Have Benefited Center for Greek Studies

Link to original article. SAN FRANCISCO (October 17, 2019) — The Elios Charitable Foundation today announced plans for the upcoming biennial Hellenic Charity Ball, scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at San Francisco’s historic Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square. This year’s formal dinner dance and awards show will honor four prominent Greek-Americans for their extraordinary…


Screen Legend Olympia Dukakis to be Feted at San Francisco Film Fest for Life Accomplishments

Written by Darden Livesay. Link to the original article. Iconoclastic, multi-awarded actress Olympia Dukakis will receive recognition for her lifelong achievements during the 16th annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival running October 20-26. Dukakis has earned the festival’s Honorary Astron Award — an audience choice award that recognizes individuals who have made a “significant lifelong artistic contribution” in…


“Life Will Smile”

“Life Will Smile” October 21 @ 7:00 pm $15 British film about the dramatic story of the 275 Jews who evaded the Nazis on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Narrated by survivor Haim Konstantini. Executive Producer Sid Ganis expected to attend. Plays with American feature film, “Epiphany.” Part of S.F. Greek Film Festival. Venue: Delancey…


Με Δουκάκη η πρεμιέρα για το Φεστιβάλ Ελληνικού Κινηματογράφου Σαν Φρανσίσκο

Η αφίσα του ντοκιμαντέρ. Πηγή: Amazon ΣΑΝ ΦΡΑΝΣΙΣΚΟ. Αν θες να καταλάβεις την Ολυμπία Δουκάκη, η Κάρεϊ Περλόφ λέει ότι βοηθά να κατανοήσετε πρώτα το δικό σας ελληνικό δράμα. Η Περλόφ, πρώην καλλιτεχνική διευθύντρια του «American Conservatory Theater», που σκηνοθέτησε την Δουκάκη σε παραγωγές κλασικών ελληνικών έργων, όπως η «Ηλέκτρα» και η «Εκάβη», αποκαλεί τη…

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New Films From Greece

Olympia (“Olympia”) is a feature film about an American actress of Greek origin, Olympia Dukakis.  This film opens the annual festival of Greek cinema in San Francisco, the program of which includes feature films and documentaries.San Francisco Greek Film Festival October 20-26

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16th San Francisco Greek Film Festival, October 20-26, 2019, Castro Theater, Olympia Dukakis Documentary Opens the Festival

2019 San Francisco Greek Film Festival coming October 20-26 Olympia Dukakis documentary will be Opening Night feature at the Castro The 2019 San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) will be held October 20 through 26. Opening Night film is Olympia, a documentary feature on multiple award winning actress Olympia Dukakis, screening on Sunday, October 20 at the Castro Theater (a first for SFGFF.)…

Special Recognition

Certificate of Special Recognition
Senate Recognition
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